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North Coast marine species protection record of NSW Coalition Government a very sad affair in 2017

February 17, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

One dead Great White Shark and 30 dead in non-target/ innocuous marine species. The NSW Coalition Government has a worse by-catch kill rate than many super trawlers.NSW North Coast Shark Meshing Trial ReportReport period: 8 Jan 2017 – 7 Feb 2017Over 8 Jan – 7 Feb 2017 nets were deployed on 27–31 days at five beaches and each checked 28-39 times (Table 1).

Without wide consultation with indigenous peoples the Turnbull Government is fast tracking amendments to the C'wealth Native Title Act 1993

February 17, 2017 - 00:14 -- Admin

Without wide consultation with indigenous peoples the Turnbull Government has tabled a retrospective bill, Native title amendment (indigenous land use agreements) bill 2017, in order to overturn Federal Court of Australia orders handed down in McGlade  v Native Title Registrar 

So who has a bad case of egg on face when it comes to an Iluka DA - The Daily Examiner or the NSW Nationals Member for Clarence?

February 16, 2017 - 00:18 -- Admin

On 13 January 2017 The Daily Examiner contained this little nugget of information on Page 3:State Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis agreed there were plenty of good arguments to support their case, and said he wa “absolutely supportive” of their fight [for an ambulance station].But he said it would be an uphill battle, partly due to the village’s small size.Iluka has a population of about 2000 but it is growing, with planning for a 162 lot subdivision just finalised.Planning for a 162 lot su

Global Warming: the Red Herring strikes again!

February 16, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

One of the Clarence Valley’s arch-denialists is once more on the anti-climate science campaign trail…..Letter to the Editor, The Daily Examiner, 10 February 2017, p.11:Old heatBrowsing through past newspaper articles brought up this reminder of just how hot it's been in years gone by.The 1896 February 3 edition of the Kalgoorlie Miner carried this article titled: Heat in NSW: A record of the extreme heat which has prevailed in the West during the last month has been supplied to the government

Former national security, foreign policy, and intelligence officials politely tell U.S. federal court that Trump is undermining national security

February 15, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

STATE OF WASHINGTON, et al.  v  DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the States, et al., Response to Emergency Motion Exhibit A:We, Madeleine K. Albright, Avril D. Haines, Michael V. Hayden, John F. Kerry, John E. McLaughlin, Lisa O. Monaco, Michael J. Morell, Janet A. Napolitano, Leon E. Panetta, and Susan E. Rice declare as follows: 1.