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Climate Change: the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry

May 23, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Permafrost and thick rock ensure that the seed samples will remain frozen even without power. The Vault is the ultimate insurance policy for the world’s food supply, offering options for future generations to overcome the challenges of climate change and population growth. It will secure, for centuries, millions of seeds representing every important crop variety available in the world today. It is the final back up.

Law Council of Australia hits back at Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's comments attacking independence of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

May 23, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Medianet LogoAAP Logo Medianet Release17 May 2017 2:25 PM AEST - Minister's comments attacking independence of tribunal were unfortunate, should not be repeatedComments made by the Immigration Minister on rad

A gender lens on the 2017-18 Budget exposes its class-ridden, misogynistic bottom line

May 22, 2017 - 00:18 -- Admin

In 2014 the Abbott Government ceased the thirty year-old federal government practice of releasing a Women's Budget Statement.The National Foundation for Australian Women stepped in to fill the gap since then and this month has released its 97-page review of the Turnbull Government’s 2017-18 Budget, Gender lens on the Budget.This budget review contains little that is unequivocally positive for women and sum

The Turnbull Government has been offering half-truths to voters once gain

May 22, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

In its 2017-18 Budget the Turnbull Government announced it would commence the phased re-introduction of Medicare Benefits Schedule rebates indexation.Treasurer and Liberal MP for Cook Scott Morrison stated in his Budget Night speech that “We are lifting the freeze on the indexation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

Tit for tat in face off by Tweed Shire mayor and wealthy developer

May 21, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Local government can be an interesting space on the NSW North Coast……Echo NetDaily, 9 May 2017:Tweed shire mayor Katie Milne has been awarded $45,000 in damages plus costs after winning a defamation case against billionaire developer Bob Ell.Mr Ell is involved in two massive developments in the Tweed Shire and his relationship with the council, and Cr Milne in particular, has not been smooth.Ironically, Cr Milne br

Trumponomics and media in the United States of Dystopia

May 21, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

"President Trump spoke with @TheEconomist about Trumponomics and every answer is bananas" [Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan Justin Wolfers on Twitter, 11 May 2017]Who thought that Anthony John Abbott when he was Australian prime minister was the most ill-intentioned, ignorant  and embarrassing leader of a nation to have ever existed to