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Quote of the Week

May 3, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

“A police operation is planned to take place at Bentley to both facilitate a lawful protest and ensure normal operations at the gas exploration site” [NSW Police spokesperson quoted in The Daily Telegraph on 30 April 2014 explaining the intention to use riot police against a peaceful demonstration at Metgasco Limited’s Bentley ‘ti

For the sake of $16.41 billion the Abbott Government is going to start a class war?

May 2, 2014 - 11:56 -- Admin

In the 20 years since the last ­thorough review of the Commonwealth government, budget spending has more than tripled. [Chair of the National Commission of Audit Tony Shepherd writing in the Financial Review on 2 May 2014]It seems Chairman of the Abbott Government’s National Commission of Audit, Tony Shepherd, likes to compare the last twenty years when explaining the recommendations of the 2014 national audit made public on 1 May.So what is the actual comparison?

The Daily Examiner plays a dangerous game with readership loyalty

May 2, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Once more The Daily Examiner allows an unknown person from an unidentified place to request that their name and the town they either live or work in be withheld when his/her letter is publishedIt is my understanding that the editor has been politely but firmly told by one Clarence Valley resident that his policy of printing anonymous letters is not agreed with – and that anonymous letters of this type are gutless.I tend to agree with that sentiment and, for all I know the name supplied might