This year, a special farewell wave to Senator Nick Minchin, who has just announced his retirement from politics. His best-known comment on climate change action is:
For the extreme left it provides the opportunity to do what they've always wanted to do, to sort of de-industrialise the western world. You know the collapse of communism was a disaster for the left, and they, and really they embraced environmentalism as their new religion. *Therefore, I must be a Communist. Come and join me on the Dark Side! Literally!
* From the transcript of Four Corners' "Malcolm and the Malcontents", first broadcast 9 November 2009. When the program was first broadcast, Adelaide was experiencing its first ever November heatwave (five days or more where the maximum temperature reached 35 C/95 F). The heatwave ran for eight days.