Monthly Archives: September 2011

Partisan Garnaut…and distortion of reality

Mr Garnaut, climate policy should be questioned In today’s The Australian: ‘Ross Garnaut has an unusual concept of democracy. The Prime Minister goes to the country promising “there will be no carbon tax under the government I lead”. Once in … Continue reading

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More offensive speech…from a Human Rights Lawyer and others

…Burnside, looks like he defends sides, and not free speech.  He never stopped criticizing Bolt, when his own ‘free speech’ is so much worse. HUMAN rights lawyer Julian Burnside has apologised to Tony Abbott after branding him a “Paedos in … Continue reading

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The future for living in Broome…if Woodside win

Heard some disturbing information on ABC PM last night…feller talking about the Pilbara and the accommodation shortage. Any person who arrives wanting a basic place can expect to pay upwards of $1300 PER WEEK! Also mentioned was the cost of … Continue reading

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Cronyism of the bureaucracy in West Australia…

Not entirely unexpected considering the cases of cronyism and conflicts of interest in a number of WA Government  Departments. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/10361342/govt-agencies-failing-on-mine-policing-audit/ Gov’t agencies failing on mine policing: audit au.news.yahoo.com A raft of WA Government departments responsible for ensuring mining companies meet … Continue reading

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Dredging of Gladstone harbour…for a coal/gas port

This item is behind a paywall at Crikey ‎12. First, turtles die, now fish … and anglers handling fish get ill Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore writes: Gladstone in Queensland is the principle access point to the Capricornia group of islands … Continue reading

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Nowhere Else But Here…

Save the Kimberley, a video that shows what is happening now in Broome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEHOC60X2g0 woodside petroleum land rape,, Protest Save Kimberley WA Australia.mp4 http://www.youtube.com Woodside petroleum has invaded the Kimberley and has had the traditional land owners thrown off their … Continue reading

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Industrializing the Kimberley…by doctoring the vote

Protect the Kimberley ‎“two groups central to the fight to stop the development were defiant yesterday. The Wilderness Society blamed Mr Barnett for fuelling tensions with “his incessant advocacy of this unwanted proposal” and Save the Kimberley blamed Woodside workers … Continue reading

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The Chinese takeover…

China has bought up a lot of Queensland and New South Wales properties, with underlying coal and gas. Australia is selling off inheritance http://www.heraldsun.com.au A LEADING American investment analyst has criticised Australia for allowing China to buy large swathes of … Continue reading

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How do they know he was a fake?…

Fake Batman goes to Christchurch police : World News Australia on SBS http://www.sbs.com.au A fake Batman has marched into Christchurch central police station demanding to know what emergency had triggered the “bat signal” – white light beaming through the sky.

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Physicist claims victory over climastrology…

Skeptical Physicist: ‘We have won. So I am only waiting for a few extra formalities such as James Hansen, Al Gore, & their likes who are going to admit that they have been liars and jerks’ Lubos Motl, Czech physicist … Continue reading

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