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What could possibly go wrong when the Abbott Government is creating Fortress Australia to protect us all from a veritable host of 'terrors'?

November 25, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

When the Abbott Government’s wider surveillance powers were passed by the Senate, the Australian public was being assured by both major parties that the sweeping ‘anti-terrorism’ legislation had built-in safeguards which would protect us all from over reach by intelligence agencies and police.The good citizens of Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington, United States probably thought they were protected too.

Some things you may not have known about 'electronic' voting options in NSW state elections

November 24, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

According to the NSW Electoral Commission iVote is technology assisted voting and has been used in a New South Wales general election and five by-elections since 2011 for certain classes of electors - those with impaired vision or a physical disability requiring assistance, the profoundly illiterate, persons living more than 20 kms from the nearest polling station and those out of the state on polling day.

OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2014 report released 19 November 2014

November 24, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

M e d i a R e l e a s e Wednesday 19 November 2014Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service ProvisionOVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2014The 2014 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) report released today shows some positive trends in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, with improvements in health, education and economic outcomes.

Brian Robins standing as an independant candidate for the Clarence electorate in March 2015 says he offers real choice

November 23, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

Photograph of Brian Robins from The Daily Examiner, 2 August 2014Brian Robins media release, 18 November 2014:LOCAL COMMUNITIES FIRST.Former Clarence NSW State Emergency Service Executive Officer, Bryan Robins will stand as an Independent candidate for the C

Japan to continue its annual commercial whale hunt in the Southern Ocean

November 23, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Once Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was safely out of Australia, after attending the November 2014 G20 summit, Japan announced it will continue its annual whale kill in the Southern Ocean.Reuters 18 November 2014:Japan on Tuesday unveiled plans to resume whale hunting in the Southern Ocean despite an international court ruling th