East West Link dominates #vicvotes transport forum reports @Takvera

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Transport continues to be a major issue in the Victorian election campaign in the lead up to polling day on November 29, especially in regard to the East West Link project. On Monday afternoon, 29 September, the Premier Denis Napthine and Transport Minister Terry Mulder signed the contracts with Lend lease for the East West […]

Tooling up the #CitizenJournalist: @ange_gee_gee reports on #ComeCreate

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THE face of journalism is continually evolving and the increased role of citizen journalists is one indicator of this. While websites like No Fibs provide a voice for citizen journalists they are still regarded as lacking the authority and accuracy which mainstream media journalists and publications are thought to possess. Recently, I have been a part of […]

Australia is a climate leaner, not a lifter: @takvera comments on #Climate2014

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Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop took the podium at the United Nations Climate Summit to an almost empty plenary to announce Australia was balancing economic growth with climate action, with a 5 per cent cut based on 2000 levels by 2020 using $2.55 billion to fund emission reductions under the government’s Direct Action Plan. […]

The Aussie who loved and left us: @burgewords #CreatingWaves on Sumner Locke Elliott

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  Expats often get a bad name, perhaps because they heed the bogan’s call to ‘love’ or ‘leave’ our shores, but Elliott had the courage to do both. ALL this talk about progressive thinkers packing up and leaving Australia, if we don’t love what’s happening politically in our country, brings to mind the ones who actually went through […]

Alleged abuse against #refugees outside ICC jurisdiction: @jansant reports

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has declined “further analysis” of evidence included in a submission authored by Tracie Aylmer, alleging atrocities against refugees committed by members of the Australian government. The ICC said in a letter (below) dated Thursday, September 18: “the allegations appear to fall outside the jurisdiction of the Court”. […]

Thousands rally worldwide to demand action on #PeoplesClimate: @takvera reports from Melbourne march

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A beautiful spring day brought out the crowds to attend the Peoples Climate Melbourne rally. But a hum had been in the air that this was going to draw a large crowd. As it turns out, over 30,000 people turned up and marched from the State Library of Victoria to the Treasury Gardens through Melbourne’s […]

Response from Origin Energy not enough: @SavLance75 comments on #CSG

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As part of the research undertaken for No Fibs recent article #CSG science provides no easy conclusions, posted on September 15, this writer addressed several questions to representatives of Origin Energy regarding their Ironbark coal seam gas (CSG) project and local landholders the Ansfords, who believe they may be suffering adverse health and environmental impacts due […]

Clive Palmer, part-time plutocrat: @e2mq173 comments #auspol

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  Critics at the time suggested Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer only entered politics to satisfy his personal agenda – a combination of Liberal National Party retribution, corporate greed and, most importantly, an inflated ego. If Palmer’s attendance in parliament is any indication, it seems the critics were right. As reported in The Guardian, since […]

Federal #ICAC genie is out of the bottle: @e2mq173 comments

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Even the most naïve among us would recognise Prime Minister Abbott’s motivation for establishing the royal commissions into Trade Unions and the Home Insulation Program. He wanted to inflict lasting damage on the legacy of his political opponents – Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd were to be trophies for his political mantelpiece. Unfortunately for Mr […]

Standoff as #LoveMakesAWay holds #refugee vigil at @peterdutton_mp’s office: @Jansant reports

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  A STANDOFF is underway at the Strathpine, Queensland, electorate office of federal Minister for Health Peter Dutton. Christian leaders from various denominations entered Dutton’s office at 11am and began a prayer vigil, with a group of around 25 people protesting outside. The group has asked the minister to respond to a request for the immediate removal of […]