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One of the reasons why local government, traditional owners and communities in the Clarence Valley should be very wary of home-grown and foreign lobbyists, investment consortiums and land developers – Part Two

February 9, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council still attempting to resolve legal issues flowing from failed development proposals.Newcastle Herald, 3 February 2018: Companies belonging to Sydney-based businessman Tony Zong have agreed to discontinue legal action against the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council, over a failed deal to buy $12.6 million worth of Aboriginal land across the city. However the

Environmental disaster in NSW a herald of things to come given impacts of climate change are being felt in coastal communities and coastal waters

February 8, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Newscastle Herald, 1 February 2018:THERE are fears thousands of “ravenous” kingfish that escaped a state-government jointly run fish farm off Port Stephens will devastate the marine park's wild fish population.Up to 17,000 predatory yellowtail kingfish, used to being fed automatically, are now hunting in the marine park waters after 20,000 escaped last week from a f

CENTRELINK ROBO-DEBT: the nightmare continues

February 7, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

Given that the Turnbull Government continues to apply a faulty algorithm to Centrelink debt collection in 2018, private debt collectors remain financially incentivised to aggressively chase debts which may not actually exist, former welfare recipients may still receive debt recovery fee demands and government intends to expand collection to other groups/forms of declared income, while Minister for Human Services Alan Tudgeis yet to fix the problems with ‘phone wait times, perhaps a reminder o

As a new member of the UN Human Rights Council is Australia continuing to act the hypocrite?

February 7, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

For the second time in three months the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights has written to the Turnbull Coalition Government concerning its welfare policies.Australian-born Professor Alston has been Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights since June 2014.The Commonwealth of Australia was elected on 16 October 2017 as

26th Newspoll loss in a row for Turnbull Government

February 6, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

In the same week the 2018 Australian Parliament commenced business for the year Malcolm Bligh Turnbull was just four Newspolls short of the benchmark he created when he successfully challenged Tony Abbott in September 2015 and became Australia’s 29th Prime Minister.As of 4 February 2018 Newspollshows the Coalition is just one point ahead of Labor on the primary vote and on a Two Party Preferred basis it is four points be