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Banned BTEX chemicals found at AGL coal seam gas drilling site

January 29, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

The NSW Government prohibited the use of BTEX chemicals in coal seam gas activities on 6 March 2012, yet it may have been used in 2015 or alternatively the gas industry is allowing naturally occurring underground benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene to escape into the above ground environment:NSW Environmental Protection Agency

Labor and Liberal-Nationals voters really are like chalk and cheese

January 28, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

It would appear that the average Labor voter does have a different view of the world from his/her Liberal or Nationals counterpart.Labor voters have a higher than average trust in the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). Liberal-Nationals supporters have more trust than the average in all news sources - except possibly the ABC.Labor voters have a higher than average trust in environment groups and trade unions.

Clarence Valley Council votes to abandon referendum on creating a popularly elected mayor - for now

January 27, 2015 - 17:14 -- Admin

Clarence Valley Council media release, 27 January 2015:Council votes against February pollPEOPLE eligible to vote in Clarence Valley Council elections will no longer be required to go to the polls on February 21.A by-election was to be held on that date to fill a position left vacant by the death of Cr Jeremy Challacombe, who died with his wife Sue in a motor vehicle crash on the Pacific Highway last year.A constitutional r

Liberal Party of Australia State of Play: "Well, we've just punched through the Earth's crust."

January 27, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

In which Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott blunders by knighting Prince Phillip and then discounts the public reaction on social media because “it's anonymous”. As anonymous as the votes cast by secret ballot at the next federal general election in 2016?ABC News 26 January 2014:Some of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's most senior colleagues are bewildered, angered and dismayed by his decisi

Six ICAC recommendations concerning election funding which are never likely to be endorsed by a NSW government

January 27, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

In the last month of 2014 the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption released a report titled; Election funding, expenditure and disclosure in NSW: Strengthening accountability and transparency. This 31-page report made twenty-two (22) recommendations which would make politici

Australian Government still failing to meet its overall target for Indigenous representation in the public sector

January 26, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

Perhaps MP for Warringah and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott , the self-declared Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs, might like to inform voters as to how he is going to ensure that the 2.7 per cent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ASTI) representation in the Australian Government public sector is finally met? He has managed to boost the percentage of ASTI employees in the Dept.