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Abbott Government's latest list of 'metadata' about you it wants stored in order to spy on your Internet & mobile phone activity

August 29, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

According to the Australian Parliamentary Library on 24 October 2012 there were 29.28 million active mobile services (voice and data)in Australia, 10.54 million fixed-line telephone services, 3.8 million home VoIP users, 10.9 million Internet service subscribers.

RECAP: The score now stands at ICAC 13 Liberal Party of Australia 0

August 28, 2014 - 01:25 -- Admin

Arthur Sinodinos Federal Liberal Senator for NSW and Assistant Treasurer in the Abbott Government  - not fulfilling assistant treasurer duties for the duration of the ICAC Operation Credo and Operation Spicer investigations, after allegations concerning the corporation Australia Water Holdings of which he was a director were made during Operation Credo  .Barry O’Farrell NSW Liberal MP for Ku-ring-gai  – resigned as Premier and Minister for Western Sydney effective 17 April 2014 and moved to t

Do your bit for bees

August 28, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

Have you seen any of the Australian bee species in your garden? Have bees been disappearing from your yard over the last ten years? Time to look into making your garden bee friendly.“Plant a variety of species native to the area,” advises Heard.

Tony Dum-Dum strikes again

August 28, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Yet another commentator exposes Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s kindergarten-level understanding of demographics, economics and the national tax system……Microbusiness 22 August 2014:Tony Abbott has spoken-out against Treasury Secretary, Martin Parkinson’s, claim last night that the Government had failed to sell the case for tax reform, noting instead the 

One of the reasons why there is a need for the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

August 27, 2014 - 09:31 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald 16 November 2012:FROM barrister to barista, John Hart managed to put his past as a defender of petty criminals behind him to reach the summit of Engadine's culinary scene.He emerged from an investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in 2010 to buy the favourably reviewed Jack of Harts and Jude cafe in an arcade off the Old Princes Highway last year.But

Unlawful developer donations scandal getting closer to NSW North Coast Nationals

August 27, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald 17 August 2014:                                              Mr Cadell [NSW Nationals regional co-ordinator] is also listed as an adviser for the project, to lobby for a coal loader, in the email sent to two executives of Mr Tinkler’s company Buildev – Darren Williams and David Sharpe – on April 20, 2011.