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The Abbott Government reaches its apogee of absurdity with Christopher Pyne *WARNING: Offensive Language*

November 20, 2014 - 08:34 -- Admin

When the Australian Minister for Education Christopher Pyne attempted to start his very own ‘grass roots’ response to the anticipated programming cuts forced on the Australian Broadcasting Commission by his own government’s budget cuts, he chose to create a petition on 18 November 2014.The response

Australian government agencies and a registered charity trawled letters and parcels 10,002 times in 2013-14

November 19, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

The Age 13 November 2014:Australia Post disclosed confidential information to law enforcement, security and other government agencies more than 10,000 times  in 2013-14, an increase of 25 per cent over the past four years. According to statistics released by the postal corporation, "specially protected" information, which includes information about let

Australian Information Commission finds Department of Immigration and Border Protection unlawfully disclosed personal information of asylum seekers

November 19, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Office of the Australian Information Commission, media release on Wednesday, 12 November 2014:Department of Immigration and Border Protection unlawfully disclosed personal information of asylum seekersThe Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has been found in breach of the Privacy Act 1988, by failing to adequately protec

A vulnerable Richie Williamson seeks to shore up support for his mayoral position and future political ambitions?

November 18, 2014 - 04:54 -- Admin

Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson decided to spring a last minute surprise on his fellow councillors, residents and ratepayers with a mayoral minute not included in the ordinary monthly meeting business paper for 18 November 2014.However, on the same day he informed councillors of his intention The Daily Examiner also appears to have become aware and

Metgasco Limited intends to stay put on the NSW North Coast despite widespread community opposition to gasfields being established in the region

November 18, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

ABC NEWS 13 November 2014:Metgasco is unlikely to take up any offer from the State Government to buy back its licence to operate in the Northern Rivers.Today's CSG policy announcement included provisions for a one-off buy back scheme of previously approved licences.But Metgasco managing director, Peter Henderson, said the company has spent too much time and money in the region to walk away now.Metgasco