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Finally. Nationals MP for Ballina Don Page speaks out against coal seam gas exploration in the Northern Rivers four months before he retires

November 16, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

ABC News 12 November 2014:The state member for Ballina has formally farewelled his electorate and taken a parting shot at the coal seam gas industry.Last night Don Page gave his final speech before the NSW parliament, using the time to reflect on almost 27 years in public office.He retires at next year's state election in March.The National Party member told parliament he feels strongly that coal seam gas (C

What will be the fate of the Everlasting Swamp?

November 15, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Letter to the Editor in The Daily Examiner 11 November 2014:LIving across the other side of the nation, I have just recently been alerted about The Daily Examiner articles on the Sportsmans Creek Weir and the Everlasting Swamp and the discussions about retaining the status quo or returning this wetland to the magnificence it could be and a truly beneficial and highly productive protein source and tourism opportunity for the community.

Are you aware that Clarence Valley Council is recording the conversations of staff and members of the public at its Grafton and Maclean chambers?

November 14, 2014 - 00:17 -- Admin

Security cameras are so ubiquitous in modern public building landscapes that most people hardly give them a second thought and so rarely, or never, wonder about how sophisticated the surveillance systems are that operate them.So when the Link Security Group posts this on its website, the uninitiated like myself are none the wiser unless they delve deeper:Link has recently assisted Clarence Valley Council, in the deployment of

Earth Matters Presentation: Osprey Banding in NSW, 5.30-7pm on 17 November 2014 at Grafton Public School

November 14, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

EARTH   MATTERSMonday 17th NovemberOsprey Banding in NSWPresented by Dr Greg ClancyThe Eastern Osprey Pandion cristatus is a rare bird in New South Wales and is listed as a 'vulnerable' on the Threatened Species Conservation Act (1995). It is generally confined to coastal areas from the Queensland border to Lake Macquarie but breeds along the larger North Coast rivers to the limit of tidal influence.

Retired Members of the Australian Parliament: b#gger pensioner concessions - give us OUR travel entitlements!

November 13, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

The Abbott Government may have removed pensioner rebates and public transport concessions without allowing submissions from pensioner groups on the social and economic values of these concessions, but any thought that retired members of the Australian Parliament must give up Lifetime Gold travel passes without their being able to put their case was obviously not going to be entertained.

The Shirtfront (non) Event

November 12, 2014 - 18:17 -- Admin

News.com.au 11 November 2014:However suggestions Mr Abbott would ‘shirt-front’ the Russian President appeared to fall flat.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, quoted by the Russian state news agency, scoffed when asked if Mr Abbott delivered on his promise.“It appears that he did not try,” Mr Peskov said….Despite his threat to “shirt front” Mr Putin, it was the tough man Russian President who appeared to give the cold shoulder to Mr Abbo

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