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Asylum seekers make it to Australian mainland despite Abbott Government policy

July 27, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

According to Australian High Court July 2014 transcripts; outside Australia’s territorial waters on or about 8 June 2014 the Abbott Government intercepted a boat carrying approximately 150 Sri Lankan Tamil men, women and children (of which the youngest appears to be two years of age) allegedly intending to seek asylum in this country.

Scammers posing as Qantas and Virgin Australia appear to be contacting NSW North Coast residents

July 27, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

From the Australian Communications and Media Authority:SCAM ALERT - Scammers posing as Qantas and Virgin AustraliaConsumer Alert: Scammers posing as Qantas and Virgin AustraliaThe ACMA has received an increase in reports from members of the public about automated voice calls. The call suggests to 'press 1' to claim a loyalty reward or redeem a prize from Qantas, Virgin Australia or similar.

Egyptian court's narrow, religion-based worldview meant Australian journalist Peter Greste was never going to get justice at its hands

July 25, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

The Daily Star Lebanon 22 July 2014:Agence France PresseCAIRO: An Egyptian court that jailed three Al-Jazeera journalists for alleged ties with Islamists said on Tuesday that "the devil guided" the group to spread false news defaming the country.Australian journalist Peter Greste, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Egyptian producer B

Australian expert in community engagement tells Metgasco CEO "he's dreaming"

July 25, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Gasfield  Free Northern Rivers Media Release, 22 July 2014 :Senior Australian expert in community engagement tells Metgasco CEO “he’s dreaming”Senior Australian expert in community engagement tells Metgasco CEO “he’s dreaming”A senior expert in community engagement, Dr Wendy Sarkissian PhD, has analysed Metgsco’s community engagement policy and come to the c

Pottsville-Black Rocks koala habitat faces new fire risk?

July 24, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

Letter to the editor in The Northern Star on 23 July 2014: Koalas threatenedOur Pottsville wetlands koalas may have lost a unique opportunity to survive the relentless stressors that have put them on the brink of extinction.At the recent council meeting councillors voted in favour of supporting the construction and operation of a men's shed on the Black Rocks sports field, which is surrounded by primary koala habitat, at the junction of three koal

"We now also know that long-suffering NSW taxpayers were going to be footing the bill to keep this industry alive, with no plans for Metgasco to be charged"

July 24, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Northern Star 23 July 2014:Government documents have revealed up to 800 police officers were to be sent to Bentley from May 19 to "ensure public safety" and enable Metgasco to move its drill rig on to the site.And Metgasco wouldn't have been charged for the police operation, scheduled to continue until June 7....Senior government officials warned the safety risk to the public and police during the installation of the drill rig would be "high t