Breaking: Protest occupies Downer EDI office: Don’t get into bed with #Adani reports @takvera






Climate activists are this morning occupying the Melbourne offices of Downer EDI, a mining infrastructure company, to protest participation in developing the Adani Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin of Queensland. The mine is widely seen as a climate carbonbomb with no social license. This is a breaking story. [View the story “Protest occupies […]






Pauline Hanson endorses kidnapper Mark Ellis for Macalister – @Qldaah #Pinkenba6 #qldpol






Mark Ellis was part of a group of six Queensland police officers who in 1994 dumped three children in the bush at Pinkenba.






Photo Gallery: Melburnians #marchforscience by @takvera






Police were predicting 400 people might turn up, instead up to 5000 scientists and science supporters rallied and marched through Melbourne streets as part of the global #marchforscience rallies organized in about 600 cities and towns around the world. Australia’s scientists have already felt Federal budget cuts for science research and funding for the CSIRO […]






Shark attack: When #auspol meets marine apex predator the great white shark – @takvera






John Englart published this article on The Great White shark, climate change and ocean carbon cycles on his climate blog. The latest media ‘hysteria’ about shark attack arises from a tragic fatal bite incident when WA teenager Laeticia Brouwer was mauled by a shark at the popular surf break – Kelp Beds – near Esperance […]






No country for older women: @burgewords explores @Foxtel casting mystery






The strategy behind the casting of younger women will take some explaining. IN February, Foxtel and Fremantle Media Australia announced the casting of an eagerly anticipated television adaptation of Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay’s 1967 Australian novel about a group of schoolgirls and their governess who go missing at a local rock formation on Valentine’s Day, 1900. This fictional story was hauntingly filmed in […]






Adani’s Abbot Point #coal contamination of Caley Valley #wetlands reports @takvera






Adani’s coal export terminal at Abbot Point was in the direct path of Category 4 Cyclone Debbie. There was reason to expect a large storm surge, but this did not occurr, but the destructive winds and torrential rain caused Adani to release a large amount of contaminated water into the adjacent wetlands and ocean. On […]






Tarnya Smith claims Australia’s NAPLAN online ‘bungled’ by Qld – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol






The Queensland LNP’s Shadow Science Minister Tarnya Smith appears not to understand the NAPLAN program.






PHONy deals: The Qld LNP’s path to appeasement of One Nation – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol






While Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls dithers on the question of preferencing One Nation, others appear to be making the decision for him.






Pauline Hanson downs PHON plane page – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol






Under scrutiny, Pauline Hanson has taken down the 2015 web page which celebrated the arrival of her Jabiru aircraft.  






Greens dare criticize coal and climate policies during #CycloneDebbie reports @takvera






Those uppity Greens are daring to speak about climate change while severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie beat the shit out of the Whitsunday Islands (Read this report of Hamilton Island), Proserpine and Bowen, and now threatens extensive flooding from torrential rainfall for central and SE coastal Queensland. The accusatory tone from Malcolm Turnbull and other Liberal […]