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Clarence Valley Council: Yamba Hill landslip red alert extended throughout April 2017

March 31, 2017 - 20:33 -- Admin

Clarence Valley Council, media release, March 31, 2017:Slippage risk in Yamba hillHEAVY rain in Yamba over the past two days has resulted in the reinstatement of a red alert warning for possible land slippage.Clarence Valley Council works and civil director, Troy Anderson, said the red alert would remain in place throughout April.Mr Anderson said Council monitored rainfall at Yamba hill area as it provided a guide to the risk of landslip.“Once again, the rain that has been experienced has rea

Dear Malcolm, Barnaby, Scott, Peter, Julie, Alan and friends - before you put that federal budget to bed in May let me tell you about those living in relative poverty

March 31, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

As the Coalition Government approaches yet another cost cutting budget – the fourth since your political parties regained federal government – I’ve noticed how financially comfortable all six of you are in comparison to a great many of other Australians.It must be satisfying to see your names listed against family homes, rural properties and investments:8 March 2017Turnbull, The Hon Malcolm, Member for Wentworth, NSW

Tony Abbott playing the media and electorate for fools once again

March 30, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

The political spin……Sacked former prime minister and current Liberal backbench MP for Warringah, Tony Abbott on 3AW Radio opining about closure of the aging Hazelwood coal-fired power plant, 24 March 2017:It's due to shut next week….."Obviously there's a risk to power because the lights went out in South Australia for 24 hours," Mr Abbott said on 3AW Mornings."There's been furth

No Australia Card? Yes, Assistant Minister. Of course you are 100% believable

March 30, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Hoping against hope I don’t have to eventually file this one under “How can you tell when Government is lying".However, I suspect that the Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation is actually lying like the proverbial trooper, given the bare bones of the federated identity service and its attendent privacy & safety risks are on display at the Digital Transformation Agency.

The Turnbull Government may strike a pose each and every day - that won't change the mood in the electorate

March 29, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Right now the political colour of Australian government is Liberal-Nationals 3 (Federal, NSW, Tas) to Labor 6 (ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA).The Turnbull Government next goes to the polls at a federal general election sometime between 4 August 2018 and 18 May 2019.Before then Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania face the voters again at state elections.Between August 2018 and May 2019 News South Wales and Victoria also have elections.While the Northern Territory doesn’t have to think about a