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Completely and totally at the mercy of the environment

October 12, 2017 - 09:41 -- Admin

Climate Change and its Effect on Biodiversity My! … That’s a big one! Well, the name “Climate Change” speaks for itself. There’s no mistaking that title. But what of “Bio-diversity”? Life-diversity = Diverse life. What is that in regards to where we live and how will it be affected with slow or dramatic alteration? Years…

Day to Day Politics: Abbott’s role in the demise of our democracy.

October 12, 2017 - 06:00 -- Admin

Thursday 12 October 2017 In the recipe of what a democracy is there are many ingredients, but simply explained it is a political system where like-minded people come together to form ideas that become a philosophy. They then become the foundation of political parties. These ideologies pull in different directions in a quest for majority…

Let’s face it, Abbott is one seriously screwed-up little dude

October 12, 2017 - 01:53 -- Admin

It has been said that one of Tony Abbott’s strengths is his conviction.  In 2005, one of his Liberal colleagues summed him up this way. “Tony Abbott is the genuine article. The conviction politician who will use his muscle to cajole, bully, smash his way through.  Abbott’s ability to yell from the rooftops what he…

What works best for the next election: an energy policy or a series of blackouts?

October 10, 2017 - 16:56 -- Admin

By Terence Mills The messages coming from this government in so many areas are confusing and contradictory, and whilst they talk about energy stability and policy certainty they then confuse their message with loony political ideology. Last week Turnbull surprised us all by vowing that North Queensland will receive a new coal-fired power station under…

A letter to LGBTIQ Australians

October 9, 2017 - 19:04 -- Admin

This postal survey isn’t right.    I originally addressed this letter to the LGBTIQ community, but while I don’t want to downplay the strength of this community, I can also imagine some of you might actually be a bit sick of being lumped together as single undifferentiated entity.  Just as heterosexuals are a diverse range…

Protesting Against Adani: The National Day of Action

October 9, 2017 - 18:15 -- Admin

Melbourne. “Be careful, you might get run over.” So squawks an administrator from the local RMIT University as she dashes towards Princess Park, Melbourne. The need for this jet propulsion enthusiasm is clear: a gathering is being organised in the park, amongst other venues, in a national day of action. The bogeyman? The Indian monster…

“If marriage equality isn’t achieved this time round, it WILL happen.”

October 9, 2017 - 09:06 -- Admin

Australia is in the middle of a public debate on whether same-sex couples should have the right to marry. The results of the voluntary, non-binding, postal survey won’t be known for over a month. It will be even longer before the full impacts of the glorified opinion poll become apparent, regardless of the outcome. However…