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The Fools on the Hill still vainly searching for viable large scale 'clean coal' technology

June 6, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald reported on 30 May 2017:Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said the Clean Energy Finance Corporation [CEFC] would have its mandate expanded so it could back fossil fuel power plants that include the technology, sometimes described as "clean coal".The technology, which involves capturing the emissions at the s

NSW Berejiklian Coalition Government has decided that a new group will be added to those already receiving under-the-table largesse from corrupt developers

June 5, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

If the investigative history of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) since its inception in 1988 (as well as the existence of the Pecuniary Interest & Disciplinary Tribunal) wasn’t proof enough that everyone from ministers of the Crown, members of parliament, judicial officers, public servants, local government councillors and council administrative staff, are capable of being corrupted by rapacious developers, t

New Hope Group's open cut coal mine expansion sunk by Qld Land Court: a victory for the people of Acland, Oakey and the Darling Downs

June 4, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

The Guardian, 31 May 2017:A court has recommended the Queensland government reject a controversial coalmine in what farmers and lawyers hailed as a historic victory in one of Australia’s largest environmental public interest cases.The saga of the $900m New Acland mine proposal, which included a public slanging match between the broadcaster Alan Jones and Campbell Newman 

Quote of the Week

June 3, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

"They're truly frightened about him, I'm scared, too." [Professor Bruce Jentleson, former a foreign policy aide in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, speaking to CNBC on 15 May 2017, about the US intelligence community’s attitude to President Donald Trump]

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on the planet and it is dying before our very eyes

June 2, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

“The breathtaking array of marine creatures includes 600 types of soft and hard corals, more than 100 species of jellyfish, 3000 varieties of molluscs, 500 species of worms, 1625 types of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins” [Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority, 2017]The Great Barrier Reef - stretching 2,300 kilometres along Australia’s east coast - is t