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Under Tony Abbott's government the military are crossing a dangerous line

March 17, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin 14 March 2014:AUSTRALIA’S top ranking officer, Defence Chief General David Hurley, has warned Tasmanian Senator-elect and former soldier Jacqui Lambie against using the media to criticise the military.In an unprecedented political intervention by a serving military officer, General Hurley wro

#MyBroadbandvReality: turning an online survey into an effective political tool

March 17, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

On 20 February 2014 blogger and tweeter Noely Neate posted an online survey which sought readers views on their own broadband connections.Clever Noely just didn’t tell the blogosphere and twitterverse about the survey results – she, along with Paul Davis, Pascal Grosvenor, Caitlin Neate and others, turned these results into an effectiv

One Clarence Valley resident did the sums which NSW Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis had apparently avoided

March 16, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Letter to the editor in The Daily Examiner on 13 March 2014:Jail plan pilloriedIn response to the front page article: Gulaptis says Grafton jail could house 'one punch' thugs (DEX 8/3).Referring to proposed mandatory sentencing for offenders who throw lethal coward's punches while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, Mr Gulaptis suggested there "was plenty of room" at Grafton to accommodate offenders like Thomas Kelly's killer Kieran Love

'like a cane toad in a rose garden'

March 15, 2014 - 05:30 -- Admin

Sydney Morning Herald columnist Mike Carlton has provided some wonderful imagery in a piece he wrote about Chris Kenny, a scribe who pens pieces for The Australian.In today's Herald Carlton wrote (in part):The Tories and their army of media toadies wage their war on the ABC with increasing fury, sniping here, a charge from the big battalions there.

Metgasco Limited, then NSW Minister for Resource and Energy Chris Hartcher & Co, NSW Police and those missing letters

March 15, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

The plot thickens concerning the anti-coal seam gas protests at Glenugie on the NSW North Coast.The Greens (NSW) Media Release"Missing" letters from Metgasco finally released12th March 2014 5:33 pmFour "missing" letters from Metgasco Ltd to Government Ministers have finally been released indicating what

Quote of the Week

March 15, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

“This tells women who were raped … that they should have thought ahead and planned for it,”… “Make no mistake, this is anything but a citizens' initiative.

Finger pointed at local cricket officials who should lift their game

March 14, 2014 - 00:30 -- Admin

Local newspapers usually bend over backwards to give local organisations, including sport, publicity and the Clarence valley's Daily Examiner is no exception. Consequently, it's disappointing to see publicity officers provide newspapers with grossly inadequate information.Over recent weeks the Examiner has endeavoured to keep its readers informed about cricket matches played on the lower Clarence.