Articles from North Coast Voices
The Daily Telegraph 22 February 2015:A SECRET plan to kick millionaires off the aged pension was shelved by the Abbott Government’s budget razor gang in favour of slashing the indexation of payments for every pensioner in Australia.The Sunday Telegraph can reveal that cabinet’s budget razor gang was asked to consider reforms to slash pension pa
In Senate Estimates on 24 February 2014 evidence (beginning at 09:06) before the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee clearly stated that a draft of The Forgotten Children Report was sent to the Abbott Government on 3 October 2014 f
The top 20 per cent of people have five times more income than the bottom 20 per cent, and hold 71 times more wealth. Perhaps the gap between those with the most and those with the least is most starkly highlighted by the fact that the richest seven individuals in Australia hold more wealth than 1.73 million households in the bottom 20 per cent. [The Australia Institute, Income and wealth inequality in Australia, Policy Brief No.
The industrialisation of rural and regional landscapes continue with Santos planning more than 6,000 water hungry gas wells operating for an estimated 30 years across 10,676 square kilometres in Queensland.The Abbott Government has been in possession of the Independent Expert Scientific Committee’s final report on the Gas Fields Development Project
The myriad of typos over the years one can laugh at – after all who doesn’t suffer from fat thumb from time to time.However, errors of fact are a different matter.In both its print and online version of the newspaper The Daily Examiner asserted this on 24 February 2015:[my bolding]This is sloppy reporting at best and at worst a
The Sydney Morning Herald on 19 February 2015 reported assertions made by Prime Minister Tony Abbott concerning his government's plan to introduce mass telecommunications and information technology surveillance of the Australian population:The Abbott government's controversial data retention scheme will cost an estimated $300 million to set up, with tel