Sheilas’ @sarah_capper: Feminist #Frightbats Unite!

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We’re proud supporters of ‘Feminist Frightbats’ at Sheilas, having published more than a few of the contributors listed in Tim Blair’s “hysterical” blog post on News Limited’s Daily Telegraph website a couple of days ago. Under the post titled ‘Crown Our Crazy Queen’, Blair launched a predictable ideologically driven sexist spray against what he labeled “this nation’s […]

#BentleyBlockade a trigger to taking our country back? @mickdaley1 on the democratic possibilities

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Must SHARE! Awesome edit! @parisanddarmin #Pilliga #leardblockade The Emperor Wears No Clothes – #BentleyBlockade: http://t.co/IR9cWn2ort — Meredith Stanton (@CloudsCreek) May 25, 2014 As tents and tripods came down and people figured out how to extract extract several tonnes of vehicles and associated implements embedded in concrete at Gates A, B and C to the farm slated […]

Off the rails with @margokingston1 at #BentleyBlockade: @mickdaley1 interview

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Dean Sewell and Margo Kingston at #BentleyBlockade (At the time of the interview on April 30 the #BentleyBlockade was the subject of shouting matches in NSW Parliament as the Labor Opposition Party belatedly tackled new Premier Mike Baird over his plans to unleash riot police on thousands of peaceful farmers and townies. Senior police had […]

Civil disobedience and the #leardblockade: @adropex comments

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  It was in January, whilst on a family beach holiday, that I first became aware of the protest happening at the Leard State Forest. I had not heard of the Leard before, however the words ‘Maules Creek’ and ‘Whitehaven’ vaguely floated into my consciousness as I read a Twitter report of the action happening […]

Audio: The inside story of the fight to save SPC by its boss @MD_SPC

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By Margo Kingston, 14 March, 2014 I spoke to SPC Ardmona managing director Peter Kelly for the first time this morning. He was on speaker phone with his marketing and communication director Bronwyn Powell. I had all your Twitter questions written down to ask, but Peter had read them all last night in preparation for our […]

Will Libs bite bullet, withdraw Howard’s over-the-top entitlements to self-funded retirees?

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By Margo Kingston  @margokingston1 9th March, 2014 When Samantha Maiden reported today that the Audit Commission wanted super-generous seniors health card benefits to self-funded retirees reversed, I dug up my 2002 SMH budget comment on the matter. The Libs are to blame for this totally unsustainable entitlement culture they knew would help cripple the budget […]

Reza’s death demands a judicial inquiry, but where is the pressure? @GregDyett reports

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By Margo Kingston  @margokingston1 27th February 2014 Here is the transcript and audio of  this evening’s SBS World Radio item by Greg Dyett @GregDyett on the Manus Island detention centre review and whether it will do the job. I’m thrilled there are a few journalists who understand how important this matter is for the victims […]

Press Council upholds @margokingston1 complaint against @dailytelegraph on #Ashby

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By Margo Kingston  @margokingston1 27 February 2014 Soon after I took to Twitter in late 2012 I was horrified by the decision of the Daily Telegraph to bury its report of the December 12 Rares judgement dismissing James Ashby’s sexual harassment action against Peter Slipper as an abuse of Court process. The paper screamed headlines when […]

Duopoloy retailers: their dirty secret about private label @e2mq173 comments on #SPCsunday

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  By Errol Brandt  @e2mq173 From Left Field 17th February 2014 The cosy retail duopoly that operates in Australia between Coles and Woolworths has become so powerful that the mega-chains have no need for manufacturers such as SPC Adrmona. It’s a dirty secret in the industry that retailers make higher profits when local manufacturers fail – because […]

Gomeroi elders plead for cultural respect from Whitehaven at #leardblockade

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The Battle for Maules Creek on Dipity. Gomeroi people call for urgent action from Environment Minister Greg Hunt on mining near burial sites #leardblockade http://t.co/qo4LvWn3us — The Wire (@thewireradio) February 5, 2014 UPDATE: 17 February 2014 Gomeroi Communities, Locals and Environmentalists succeed where Whitehaven Maules Creek fail  Last week, the sixth anniversary of the National […]