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Moorebank Intermodal withholds notification of threatened plant discoveries

May 12, 2017 - 21:18 -- Admin

Media release from RAID Moorebank Vice President, Jennifer French Did a Federal Government Business Enterprise knowingly withhold information from State Government Agencies? As Chris Corrigan’s Qube Logistics continues to promote the much hyped Moorebank Intermodal Container Terminal, there is growing concern that the Leaseholder [GBE] Moorebank Intermodal Company Limited may have intervened to limit and…

Drug test them all

May 12, 2017 - 12:54 -- Admin

A burning question arises from Budget 2017. What drugs are Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his team on? There can be no other rational explanation for the inclusion of a total clanger in an otherwise mediocre and generally anticipated bunch of policies. On Tuesday, 9 May, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced money for health, education, and…

A taxing time at Hillsong

May 12, 2017 - 10:19 -- Admin

By Tracie Aylmer When one thinks about Hillsong, one usually thinks of mega churches along the lines of those in America: bright lights and a few celebrities dancing and singing along to rock star bands that get the hymn groove on. I guess it’s all about the buzz, with the added bonus of being ‘included’…

Respectful debate

May 12, 2017 - 10:06 -- Admin

As our politicians hurl abuse at each other across the chamber each day, they laugh and sneer and interject but it means nothing to them.  It’s all about looking for a witty line, a grab they might put on the news.  It’s all about the politics as Scott Morrison explained when asked why the debt…

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NRL and clubs have dropped the ball for the last time says Drug-Safe expert.

May 11, 2017 - 18:00 -- Admin

By Craig Hingston An inability to effectively reduce drug use in rugby league could see sponsorships, sponsors, club supporters and players walk away from the code, warns the Founder and Managing Director of Drug-Safe Communities, Michael White. “Over the past few days we’ve witnessed once again drug use in the NRL dominating the headlines. A pathetic and pallid lack of…

Scott Morrison’s 2017-18 Federal Budget: Some Good Measures Amidst the Typical Austerity

May 11, 2017 - 08:43 -- Admin

Many media commentators are responding to the 2107-18 Morrison Federal Budget by branding it as ‘Labor Lite’ or ‘worse’.  But how much of that actually stands up to scrutiny? Yes the Government is attempting to appear ‘fair’.  And many media figures are throwing around terms like “cash splash” which are commonly reserved to use against…

Day to Day Politics: Coalition pays tribute to Labor policy.

May 11, 2017 - 05:52 -- Admin

Thursday 11 May 2017 After four years of denial Scott Morrison has finally admitted that the Government actually did have a revenue problem. Just when he went through this cathartic experience is unknown. Further, in the absence of any ideas of his own, he conceded that Labor did, and the easiest way around his economic problems…

US propaganda 100 years ago and how the media was influenced (3)

May 10, 2017 - 19:04 -- Admin

Image is by In 1917, one-hundred-years ago this year, American president Wilson Woodrow, declared war on Germany. Mr Woodrow also pioneered the government propaganda system that exists to this day. He began by intimidating and suppressing any ethnic or socialist papers that opposed the US entering the first World war. At the time such…

Rebuff to Donald Trump in the South Korean election result

May 10, 2017 - 15:18 -- Admin

By Denis Bright The historic victory of President Moon Jae-in challenges the hegemony of saber-rattling as the conventional solution to over 60 years of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Despite public utterances in support of President Trump’s hardline on North Korea by the Federal LNP in Australia, a return to the Sunshine Policy as favoured…