Oz Blog News Commentary

Articles from North Coast Voices

Australian Government guide to when it is extinguishing our traditional freedoms, rights and privileges

July 30, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

In 2015 Australian Attorney-General and Liberal Senator for Queensland George Brandis thoughtfully provided voters with a guide to assist them with analysing whether federal legislation rides roughshod over traditional rights, freedoms and privileges.This guide can be found in the Australian Law Reform Commission Report 129, Traditional Rights and Freedoms— Encroachm

Australia's future water security losing out in the water wars

July 30, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

ABC News, 24 July 2017:Billions of litres of water purchased by taxpayers to save Australia's inland rivers is instead being harvested by some irrigators to boost cotton-growing operations, in a policy failure that threatens to undermine the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan.The pumping of this environmental water means taxpayers have in some cases been effectively subsidising alrea

More Australians live in New South Wales and Queensland than in the other states & territories combined

July 27, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Australian Bureau of Statistics, media release, excerpt, 12 July 2017:Queensland and New South Wales home to 52.1 per cent of Australia’s total population according to the 2016 Census of Population and Housing ……NSW certainly has the numbers on their side, outnumbering Queensland residents by close to three million people (7,480,228 to 4,703,193), but Queensland is making a strong play with a faster growth rate of 8.6 per cent, compared with 8.1 per cent f

Liberal Senator Matt Canavan reveals he has dual citizenship but refuses to resign from the Australian Parliament

July 26, 2017 - 03:06 -- Admin

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT - SECT 44, Disqualification, “Any person who: (i) is under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subje