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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's dangerously simplistic view of Australian society, culture and justice

December 16, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

This is Prime Minister Abbott's strange perspective on religion and society as seen through the lens of his imperfect understanding of Church history, theology and sociology:The survival of faith, the flourishing of faith and the survival and the flourishing of the nations that are sustained by it – what a marvellous story.“Here in this splendid church I should acknowledge the part that faith has played in our culture, in our public life, in the culture and public life of civilised countries,

Tony Abbott's Real Christmas Message: Over 15 million Australians likely see the cost of their GP increase by at least $5 and perhaps much more

December 15, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

It’s December 2014 and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott didn’t release his real Christmas Message on YouTube this year – he used a 9 December media release announcing he had cut Medicare rebate payments for standard GP visits by $5 and that there would be no Medicare fee increases for all services provided by GPs, medical specialists, allied health practitioners, optometrists and others until July 2018.

Disgraced former Nationals MP Steven Rhett Cansdell wants to enter politics once more?

December 15, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

On 2 December 2014 The Daily Examiner reported that sixty-four year old Steven Rhett Cansdell is considering standing at the March 2015 Clarence Valley Council by-election.This would not be his first foray into politics and voters need to think long and hard if his name turns up on the by-election ballot paper.Cansdell previously served on Grafton City Council over a ten-year period commencing in 1993. This council was notorious for living well beyond its means - by 1999 it had

How hot will it get on the NSW North Coast between now and 2079?

December 13, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

The NSW Dept. of Environment and Heritage has posted Climate Projection for NSW on its website.These projections include a; Change in number of days a year max temp > 35ºC Hots days are projected to increase across the state by an average of 9 days per year by 2030. There are significant spatial differences across the state.