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How the NSW North Coast voted in the national same-sex marriage postal survey

November 15, 2017 - 10:38 -- Admin

Across Australia 12,691,234 registered voters responded to the Australian Marriage Law Postal  Survey with 61.6% of respondents answering YES and 38.4% answering NO to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?In NSW, 81.3% (2,147,973) of eligible females and 77.5% (1,947,546) of eligible males responded to the survey.By NSW North Coast federal electorate:Richmond – 67.9% of survey respondents answered YES and 32.1% answered NOPage -  59.7% of survey responden

On 15 November 2017 the far-right of both Coalition parties are going to attempt to scuttle genuine marriage equality in Australia

November 15, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

“Liberal senator James Paterson’s private members bill to “protect religious freedoms” would enshrine exceptionalism discriminating against gays. Gays would be allowed to marry, but anyone and everyone who wanted to deny them service would be legally allowed to do so.

International Criminal Court: cause and effect?

November 15, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

“As detailed in previous reporting, the Office has found that the information available provides a reasonable basis to believe that crimes under articles 7 and 8 of the Statute have been committed in the situation in Afghanistan, including crimes against humanity of murder under article 7(1)(a), and imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty under article 7(1)(e); murder under article 8(2)(c)(i); cruel treatment under article 8(2)(c)(i); outrages upon personal dignity under

Is the NSW Berejiklian Government cruising for a bruising on the Clarence River?

November 13, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

It would appear that the Clarence Valley may be less than whole-heartedly enthusiastic about the NSW Berejiklian Coaltion Government's plans for the Port of Yamba.Editor Bill North at The Daily Examiner, 25 October 2017, p.9:Cruisin’ for a bruisin’ONCE again dollar-sign gazes are cast in the direction of the pristine Clarence River estuary.The Future Transport 2056 stra

The growing list of federal parliamentarians found to have been ineligible to stand due to breaches of Sec 44 of the Australian Constitution

November 12, 2017 - 00:18 -- Admin

1. Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlum – first elected 2007, resigned from parliament admitting dual citizenship 14.7.2017, High Court ruled ineligible due to dual citizenship 27.10.172. Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Joy Waters – first elected 2010, resigned from parliament admitting dual citizenship 18.7.17, High Court ruled ineligible due to dual citizenship 27.10.173.

ACTU claims that Turnbull Government's changes to the superannuation industry will make it easier for employers to steal workers' superannuation

November 12, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), media release, 1 November 2017:The Australian Council of Trade Unions has warned that the government’s changes to the superannuation industry will make it easier for employers to steal workers’ superannuation, in addition to giving the big banks access to workers’ super.Independent research shows that $5.6 billion of super