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In which Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop suffers silently

March 28, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey tries the patience of his colleague, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, when in the middle of what was supposed to be a tribute to the late Malcolm Fraser he alluded to the current razor gang within the party which has so enthusiastically reduced her department's foreign aid budget.ABC Vine 23 March 2015:

Is NSW Premier Baird trying to hide the Chinese connection in his electricity network privatisation plans?

March 27, 2015 - 00:25 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald 26 March 2015:A Chinese government-owned energy company that is a potential buyer of NSW electricity assets, State Grid Corp, was the subject of a "major" state audit last year which uncovered allegations of corruption amounting to more than $1 billion.As Premier Mike Baird on Wednesday was asked more questions about the co

Not impressed by Liberal-Nationals plan to privatise NSW electricity networks across the NSW Northern Rivers

March 27, 2015 - 00:20 -- Admin

Letters to the Editor in The Daily Examiner on 23 March 2015:  Whole truth On March 15, NSW Nationals Leader Troy Grant was quoted in the national media as stating of the Baird Government's electricity privatisation plan that: "Country poles and wires will remain 100 per cent in public hands".

NSW State Election 2015: Not happy, Mike!

March 27, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

Letter to the Editor in The Northern Star, 24 March 2015:Poles apartThe NSW Lib/Nat state government wants to privatise the electricity network by leasing the distribution network for 99 years.Most NSW residents will therefore never again see it in public hands and when the lease expires in 2114 it would probably get renewed for another 99 years meaning it will never return to public ownership.The state will not benefit financially for another 99

One NSW Mid-North Coast council doing the right thing by the planet

March 27, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Coffs Coast Advocate 21 March 2015:USING 100% renewable energy by 2030 is the boldest of a set of new energy and emissions targets set by Coffs Harbour City Council, which is embarking on a renewed push to save money and help improve the environment.Other targets include:* Reducing annual corporate emissions of CO2 gases from 2010 levels by 25% by 2020 and by 50% by 2025.* E