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United Nations mixed response to Australia's human rights record

August 13, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

“Attacks against the Australian Human Rights Commission60. The Special Rapporteur was informed about the attacks made by some politicians against the Australian Human Rights Commission and, in particular, its President, Gillian Triggs, which are particularly troubling given the prestige and respectability this Commission enjoys internationally.

Nationally-televised interview with Liberal MP for Goldstein Tim 'Freedom Boy' Wilson that lasted just 22.55 seconds and 66 words

August 11, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

New Matilda, 3 August 2017:Sky News journalist Peter van Onselen had invited the loyal Liberal Party politician onto his program to discuss marriage equality, a burning topic in politics at the moment as Wilson’s colleagues seek to try and delay or sink momentum for enabling legislation.Wilson is gay, so he’s an obvious choice for an interview, and van Onselen wa

If you're not feeling well but think things can't get any worse - you forgot to factor in the Australian Minister for Health's cost cutting ways

August 10, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

The Age, 4 August 2017:State and territory health ministers say hospital treatments and services will suffer under a Commonwealth proposal to withhold budgeted funds and reduce spending.Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has drafted a directive to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority to review its public hospital funding method.It would

Annual Eastern Freshwater Cod three-month fishing closure of the Mann and Nymboida Rivers and their tributaries is now in effect

August 10, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Daily Examiner, 3 August 2017, p.3:Fishing closureANGLERS are reminded the annual three-month fishing closure of the Mann and Nymboida Rivers and their tributaries is now in effect.The closed waters include the Mann River and all of its tributaries upstream of its junction with the Clarence River; and the Nymboida River and all of its tributaries from its junction with the Mann River upstream to Platypus Flat.The closure does not apply to not

Still feel unhappy with the Turnbull Government's policies on underground, land surface and marine waters? So you should

August 9, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

“Dead zones are hypoxic (low-oxygen) areas in the world's oceans and large lakes, caused by "excessive nutrient pollution from human activities coupled with other factors that deplete the oxygen required to support most marine life in bottom and near-bottom water.” [US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration]Every Northern Hemisphere Spring this dead zone occurs in the Gulf of Mexico and increases in size over time.

This is what privatisation did to Australia's household electricity bills

August 9, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

When four eastern and southern states formed the National Electricity Market in December 1998 Australia had the lowest retail prices in the world along with the United States and Canada.The rules which underpin the National Electricity Market are created by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)