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What exactly is Kelly O’Dwyer trying to achieve?

October 5, 2017 - 23:46 -- Admin

During the frenzied negotiations about “media law reform”, aka “Murdoch monopoly media”, and the distraction provided by the release of previously confidential papers of the deceased former High Court judge Lionel Murphy, Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer quietly introduced legislation to force industry superannuation boards to ensure a third of trustees are independent and that…

The obscure imprints of the German elections

October 5, 2017 - 21:26 -- Admin

By Isidoros Karderinis The German elections of September 24th, 2017, due to the country’s specific political, financial and historical strength, have undoubtedly been at the center of international and European interest. Their results were marked by the winning of the Christian Union CDU/CSU led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, even with a lower per cent (33)…

The ‘impact’ of motor sport

October 5, 2017 - 19:23 -- Admin

Motor sport impacting the Visual Impact Trade Show at Darling Harbour The purpose built Subaru WRX turbo 4-wheel drive rally car piloted by Sydney’s Molly Taylor, the world’s highest ranked female rally driver, is to take centre stage at the annual conference for the design, printing, signage and display industry in Sydney next week. The…

Expect Future Storms to Intensify

October 4, 2017 - 19:04 -- Admin

By Keith Antonysen Malcolm Turnbull says that the LNP is doing everything possible to keep Australians safe in relation to terrorism (ABC, A.M. 4/10/2017). There are risks, but for an individual reasonably remote. Yet, in relation to anthropogenic climate change the LNP and Queensland Labor government are seeking to increase existential risks through promoting the…

Greetings From The Land of the Long White Clown – or as we call him “Barnaby”!

October 4, 2017 - 16:05 -- Admin

Hi, I must say New Zealand is quite pleasant. For a start, there are no ex–PMs completely ignoring the fact that they were so out of touch with popular opinion that they were voted out of their position (in one case by his own electorate; in others by their own party), and lecturing me on…

Why are we letting the fossil fuel industry make the rules on climate change action?

October 4, 2017 - 13:31 -- Admin

In an article in today’s Australian, Janet Albrechtsen waxes lyrical about departing boss of the Minerals Council, Brendan Pearson, who she claims was “shoved out of his job as boss of the Minerals Council of Australia by those who prefer feel-good corporate bromides and green myths over energy facts and figures.” These purveyors of “green…

“Catastrophic neglect”

October 4, 2017 - 09:59 -- Admin

By Julie Grint The death of a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee in Papua New Guinea is the sixth fatality on Manus Island in just four years. Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border protection (DIBP) confirmed the death at Lorengau Hospital but handballed all inquiries to the PNG authorities. It’s believed the 32-year-old man took his…