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VOICES THE BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT DOESN'T WANT TO HEAR: comment on NSW Ministers Pavey & Constance's not so brilliant idea to invite cruise ships into the Clarence River Estuary

December 6, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Northern Rivers voices telling it like it is.......Facebook, No Mega Port Yamba, 15 November 2017: Victoria Paine Dear Councillors,I wish to express my deep concern and OBJECTION to the proposal that the Port of Yamba be designated a cruise ship destination and/ the creation of a cruise ship terminal.My primary concerns are environmental.

Senate estimates hearing accidentally exposed the pro-government bias of Registered Organisation Commission's senior management

December 5, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Mandarin, 1 December 2017:Two federal statutory officials have admitted to making comments that Labor has seized on as raising doubts about their agency's independence.The comments were made during a break in an Employment portfolio estimates hearing this morning exploring the Australian Federal Police raid on a union headquarters and involvement of Employment Minister Mich

FACT CHECK: Port of Yamba-Clarence River cruise ship and international cruise ship terminal proposal

December 4, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

In online debates concerning the NSW Government's proposal to make the Port of Yamba an official cruise ship destination and possibly build an international cruise ship terminal I have noticed a few misconceptions creeping in - so this post is a brief fact check.The misconceptions are coloured red.* The “MV Caledonian Sky” cruise ship is smaller than the “Island Trader” cargo ship and not much bigger than the Manly Ferry.“Caledonian Sky” at 4,200 gross tonnage, dead weight of 645t, 90.6m leng

Sexual harassment & sexual assault make Sydney University residential colleges unsafe for students

December 4, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

“The cultural conditioning of girls as gatekeepers and surrogate mothers is supposed to keep boys in a perpetual state of liberation. They can do as they please and trust that the consequences of their actions will be held against any woman they choose to hurt in the process.

SA Royal Commission into Murray-Darling Basin management and alleged water theft

December 3, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

The NSW Berejiklian Government will not be happy with this………ABC News, 30 November 2017:Allegations of water theft upstream in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) have prompted South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill to launch a state royal commission to identify any perpetrators.New South Wales and Queensland were slapped with a 

Coal needs to be consigned to the scrap book says former executive director of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

December 3, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

These issues get reported in mainstream media but are falling on the deaf ears of monumentally ignorant Turnbull Government minsters, senator and MPs.ABC News, 27 November 2017:The woman who led the world to a global climate change agreement has a message for Australia: "You really do have to see that we are at the Kodak moment for coal."Christiana Figueres, until last year

Quotes of the Week

December 2, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

"All I'm thinking about now is things I'm going to do on my own farm to be quite frank" [ Nationals candidate in New England by-election and former Deputy Prime Minister until High Court revoked his election, Barnaby Joyce, on receiving a $40,000 cheque from mining magnate Gina Rinehart, 21 November 2017]“As he was handed an oversized cheque on stage, Mr Joyce's first respo