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Another how low can they go moment courtesy of the Catholic Church in Australia

February 13, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 February 2018:The Catholic Church in Australia is worth tens of billions of dollars, making it one of the country’s biggest non-government property owners, and massively wealthier than it has claimed in evidence to major inquiries into child sexual abuse.A six-month investigation by The Sydney Morning Herald has found that the church misled the Royal Commis

There is no good news when it comes to climate change

February 13, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

University of Colorado Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), media release, 5 February 2018:Scientists find massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrostResearchers have discovered that thawing permafrost in the Northern Hemisphere stores twice as much mercury as the rest of the planet's soils, atmosphere

AUSTRALIA CARD MARK II: no national digital ID number will mean no access to any Australian federal government services

February 12, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

“When signing up to the platform for the first time, users will be asked to provide their name, email address, and phone number, and verify their details via email or SMS. They will then be asked to provide information from three identity documents, which goes through the exchange to the identity provider for verification.

Why so many voters are annoyed by Barnaby Joyce's statement* that his private life is a private matter

February 11, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

“When it influences staff positions and even contributes to winners and losers in a reshuffle, Barnaby's affair with a younger staffer is not a private matter” [Stephen Mayne on Twitter, 9 February 2018]During the lengthy extramarital relationship with a member of his staff Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals MP for New England Barnaby Joyce:* arranged for a change of employment for the staffer in this relationship.

One of the reasons why local government, traditional owners and communities in the Clarence Valley should be very wary of home-grown and foreign lobbyists, investment consortiums and land developers – Part Two

February 9, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council still attempting to resolve legal issues flowing from failed development proposals.Newcastle Herald, 3 February 2018: Companies belonging to Sydney-based businessman Tony Zong have agreed to discontinue legal action against the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council, over a failed deal to buy $12.6 million worth of Aboriginal land across the city. However the