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Australian EV Truck Manufacturer Doubles Assembly Capacity

September 27, 2022 - 10:00 -- Admin

Electric truck manufacturer SEA Electric has extended its commitment to the Australian market by doubling the size of its local assembly facility for zero-emission trucks in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. The company leads the world in terms of a comprehensive range of highly adaptable electric truck options, with its present plant expanding to now…

Now is not the right time …

September 26, 2022 - 19:30 -- Admin

By 2353NM   Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was buried last week with all the pomp and ceremony the occasion deserved. Regardless of your views on the monarchy, for a person to perform the one role for 70 years without a break is an awe-inspiring effort. Certainly there was help, resources and good fortune, but there…

Breaching Human Rights: Australia, Climate Change and the Torres Strait Islands

September 25, 2022 - 14:55 -- Admin

Australia has a mixed relationship with the United Nations Human Rights Committee.  Irritation, dismissal and even the occasional openly hostile comment, have registered. But in 1994, the Toonen decision filtered through the Australian legal process, leading the federal government to remove archaically noxious provisions in the Tasmanian criminal code criminalising sodomy. The UNHRC has since…

So Now It’s Wrong To Be Racist, Eh?

September 24, 2022 - 14:26 -- Admin

Just a few short years ago, Attorney-General George Brandis assured us that people had a right to be bigots. Of course, the whole free speech thing is a bit confusing because, while nearly everyone agrees that their personal free speech should not be curtailed, people aren’t so sure about other people’s. Just today I read…

“I’m Sorry, Your Majesty…”

September 24, 2022 - 12:01 -- Admin

A Tribute to our Late Queen Liz, with Post-Colonial Afterthoughts By Loz Lawrey   As my tremulous fingers tickle my laptop keyboard, late this night in my campervan (currently parked on Wiradjuri land), my mind travels back, back to another time… ‘Twas 1967. I was sixteen, incarcerated in one of those most conservative institutions: an…

More of the same

September 24, 2022 - 06:00 -- Admin

1 Here are a few jaw-droppers that are guaranteed to shock you. They are not of my pen, although I have written about many of them. So, if you thought you knew it all, you didn’t. Indeed, their unworthiness may surprise you to the point of embarrassment. I know the list surprised me, and I like…

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Shoddy Consultations: Santos, Drilling and First Nations Peoples

September 23, 2022 - 15:14 -- Admin

Federal Court Justice Mordecai Bromberg has been in the environmental news again, this time throwing a large judicial spanner in the works of Santos and its drilling efforts in the Timor Sea. On this occasion, the Federal Court found that the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority should never have approved the Barossa…

Can we avoid mass extinction?

September 22, 2022 - 23:40 -- Admin

We only have one planet! And we each have only one life! The vast majority of the current world’s human population is struggling to survive anyway, and dreams of populating another planet are, frankly, a waste of time. Watching Putin trying to carve a place in history for a Russian Empire is painful, and the…

Offence by Another Name: Suppressing Anti-Royal Protest in Britain

September 22, 2022 - 12:15 -- Admin

The right to protest, fragile and meekly protected by the judiciary in Britain’s common law tradition, did not really hold much force till European law confirmed it. In the UK, condemning other countries for suppressing rights to protest is standard fare. So it was with some discomforting surprise – at least to a number of…

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