After Rio Tinto had its approval to expand a mine in the Hunter Valley overturned by a court, it entered into a flurry of correspondence with the NSW Government. The government joined with Rio to appeal the decision and now wants to change planning laws to favour mining companies. The Global Mail applied under FoI to have the correspondence released — we got a big no.
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… and what the implications are for Australia.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Nobel-winning politician, makes a diplomatic visit to Singapore, the enabler of her former enemy.
The Abbott Coalition is flirting with a trade agreement that would allow companies, acting largely in secret, to sue Australia if they don’t like its regulations.
Today genetically modified crops worldwide cover an area four times the size of California. According to some they are the “seeds of death”. Others hold that the technology will help feed the starving. Where do you stand?
A public forum and live webcast on the future of coal and community, with a special focus on the Hunter Valley.
What unites Carmelite nuns with vows of poverty and thoroughbred breeders working for billionaire sheikhs?
Who’s really winning this election?
Some Sri Lankans said TGM’s series on the country’s cronyistic leadership was the kind of reporting no longer much seen in their decimated home media. Sri Lanka’s powerful Defence Secretary was more succinct.
Four years after decisive military action brought hostilities to an end, Sri Lanka is still haunted by its brutal, 26-year civil war.