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National Party of Australia demonstrating it is predominately a party of flat-earthers

May 25, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

The Land, 20 May 2017:A NSW Young Nationals push for an Emission Intensity Scheme has been snuffed out. Senior party figures - including Federal Nationals president Larry Anthony and NSW Upper House MP Rick Colless – spoke against the motion put forward by Young Nat Alex Fitzpatrick.A significant majority voted it down, many delegates even refusing an extension of time for one supporter to

Australia's national gas shortage mirage

May 25, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

It is a case of now you see it now you don’t, courtesy of a rapacious gas industry and the governments which blindly support it............SHORTAGE!Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) , media release, 28 February 2017:Australia urgently needs more gas supply and more gas suppliers to head off a supply shortfall forecast for 2019.APPEA Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts s

"This is a contemptible intervention from a pro-mining government to deny the legal rights of Indigenous people"

May 24, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

“Our traditional lands are an interconnected and living whole; a vital cultural landscape. It is central to us as a People, and to the maintenance of our identity, laws and consequent rights. If the Carmichael mine were to proceed it would tear the heart out of the land. The scale of this mine means it would have devastating impacts on our native title, ancestral lands and waters, our totemic plants and animals, and our environmental and cultural heritage.

EPA terminates private forestry property plan after native forest destroyed in Collombatti near Kempsey NSW

May 24, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), media release, 9 May 2017:EPA terminates private native forestry property plan in CollombattiThe NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has terminated a property owner’s authority to log a private native forest following the destruction of a forest at Collombatti near Kempsey.The EPA investigated the land owner, the holder of a private native forestry property vegetation plan,

Climate Change: the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry

May 23, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Permafrost and thick rock ensure that the seed samples will remain frozen even without power. The Vault is the ultimate insurance policy for the world’s food supply, offering options for future generations to overcome the challenges of climate change and population growth. It will secure, for centuries, millions of seeds representing every important crop variety available in the world today. It is the final back up.

Law Council of Australia hits back at Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's comments attacking independence of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

May 23, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Medianet LogoAAP Logo Medianet Release17 May 2017 2:25 PM AEST - Minister's comments attacking independence of tribunal were unfortunate, should not be repeatedComments made by the Immigration Minister on rad

A gender lens on the 2017-18 Budget exposes its class-ridden, misogynistic bottom line

May 22, 2017 - 00:18 -- Admin

In 2014 the Abbott Government ceased the thirty year-old federal government practice of releasing a Women's Budget Statement.The National Foundation for Australian Women stepped in to fill the gap since then and this month has released its 97-page review of the Turnbull Government’s 2017-18 Budget, Gender lens on the Budget.This budget review contains little that is unequivocally positive for women and sum

The Turnbull Government has been offering half-truths to voters once gain

May 22, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

In its 2017-18 Budget the Turnbull Government announced it would commence the phased re-introduction of Medicare Benefits Schedule rebates indexation.Treasurer and Liberal MP for Cook Scott Morrison stated in his Budget Night speech that “We are lifting the freeze on the indexation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

Tit for tat in face off by Tweed Shire mayor and wealthy developer

May 21, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Local government can be an interesting space on the NSW North Coast……Echo NetDaily, 9 May 2017:Tweed shire mayor Katie Milne has been awarded $45,000 in damages plus costs after winning a defamation case against billionaire developer Bob Ell.Mr Ell is involved in two massive developments in the Tweed Shire and his relationship with the council, and Cr Milne in particular, has not been smooth.Ironically, Cr Milne br