Part 11 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.






Part 9 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.






Part 8 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.






Part 6 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.






Part 5 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






Covering the Australian election campaign for 2016.






Europe Diary: #Nantes, the abolition of slavery and #climate change – @takvera






On Sunday I visited the Memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes and was deeply moved. It is located on the bank of the Loire River, opposite the Palais de Justice that stands on the Ile de Nantes. The city of Nantes has looked into the darkness of it’s past in abuse of human rights and sought to document and reflect on that history. There are lessons here in the anti-slavery campaign for the climate change movement.






Seventy Five percent of #heatwaves now attributed to #climate change reports @takvera






The latest study of extreme weather events has concluded that 3 out of 4 heatwaves and extreme heat events and nearly one in five heavy rainfall events, on a global scale, can be attributed to human contributions to global warming through greenhouse gas emissions. As temperatures continue to rise, the percentage is set to increase even further. The researchers looked at ‘moderate’ extremes, which they defined as events expected to occur on 1 in every 1,000 days under present conditions. It involved examining data on extreme weather events around the globe in a dataset going back more than 100 years, and using two dozen climate models. There has been a […]






Brunswick battle of progressive values between ALP and Greens – @Takvera #vicvotes






The next government of Victoria is not likely to be decided in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs where I reside, but in marginal electorates in Melbourne’s east and bayside suburbs, and regional electorates around Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo. But the innercity and inner north may see a sea-change in representation, if the results of the 2013 Federal election with the re-election of Federal Greens MP Adam Bandt and recent polling are anything to go by. The Greens may win the seats of Melbourne and Richmond, a Lonergan research poll reveals in a report in The Age, and are in with a fighting chance in Brunswick, and have longshot hopes in Northcote […]






East West Link dominates #vicvotes transport forum reports @Takvera






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 Connect Consortium to start the $8 billion phase one East West project to connect the Eastern Freeway with the Citylink tollway through inner urban suburbs and Royal Park. This is Victoria’s most expensive infrastructure project ever undertaken, and it is being done with contracts signed just 60 days from the election, 30 days before the […]






East West Link a collision course for Victorian state election: @tackvera reports






In the lead-up to the Victorian state election in November 2014, the East West Link tunnel toll road continues to be a divisive and unpopular issue for the Premier Denis Napthine and his Liberal Government. The toll road is projected to cost $8 billion to connect the Eastern Freeway and Alexandra Parade to Citylink as phase one, with subsequent extension planned to the Western Ring Road. The issue was a factor in federal electorates in Melbourne in September, 2013, and probably contributed to The Green’s Adam Bandt’s re-election as the Member for Melbourne, and helped Greens candidate Tim Read supplant the Liberals for second in the Wills electorate based upon […]