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Sick and tired of having religion forced down your throat in a secular democracy? Want the third tier of government to remain neutral? You're probably not the only one

June 1, 2017 - 02:15 -- Admin

Once again Clarence Valley Council is making a mockery of the separation of church and state.Not content with the affront to secular democracy by having an ‘opening prayer’ read out at the start of each council meeting, in recent years the council has frequently imported ministers of religion to read this prayer.Have they never noticed that not everyone in the visitors section will rise for the prayer?A prayer which is somewhat humorously referred to on occasion as being “non-denominational”

Would believing Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt's denials be the height of foolishness?

June 1, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Along with making home-owning aged pensioners pay for their Centrelink/Vet Affairs pensions by way of a debt against the value of their houses, it appears as though funding private hospitals at the expense of public hospitals may be on the Liberal-Nationals-Murdoch-IPA Coalition wish list.A list voters never actually get to see unless the Liberal and National parties are re-elected to government - at which time its contents are usually presented to the electorate as fixed policy.

First in series Clarence Valley Council "roundtables" to discuss a special rates variation is to be held in Iluka on Thursday, 1 June 2017

May 31, 2017 - 07:52 -- Admin

Clarence Valley Council, media release, 30 May 2017:Rates roundtables kick off on ThursdayTHE first of a series of “roundtables” where people can discuss a possible application by the Clarence Valley Council for a special rates variation is to be held in Iluka on Thursday (June 1).

As utility bills get harder and harder to manage for those on low incomes, this comes as a slap in the face

May 31, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

In roughly five to six weeks time electricity prices are expected to rise for many people in Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Tasmania.Households are expected to pay up to $300-$400 more a year, with the rise in wholesale electricity prices making up est.

Liberal National Party Senator for Queensland, Ian Macdonald, acting badly in Senate Estimates

May 30, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

This is what happens when a government senator with an inflated sense of his own importance and few manners is chair during a Senate Estimates hearing........The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 May 2017:      3:26pmSenator Macdonald tried to order Greens senator Nick McKim to leave the committee, which he doesn't have the power to d

Coastal regions should note that last month saw second warmest April on record & also saw record-low Arctic, near-record-low Antarctic sea ice

May 30, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

“The average global temperature for April 2017 was 1.62 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 56.7 degrees, according to the analysis by scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.