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In 2007 Clarence Valley communities saw off an Australian prime minister (John Howard) and his water minister (Malcolm Turnbull) - telling them "Not A Drop".
The issue of inter-basin water transfer became an election issue that year and the National Party lost the seat of Page and the Liberal-Nationals Coalition Government lost the federal election.
Having learnt nothing from the commitment of local people in the Clarence Valley, including traditional owners, once again the water raiders have raised their heads above the parapet.
Briefly: Cooks Convicts ~versus~ Jesus Christ L to R : Neil Erikson; Paul Exley; Rino Bluebeard Grgurovic; Danny Peanna/Parkinson. Cooks Convicts on this occasion, being repped by Neil Erikson, Paul Exley, Rino Bluebeard Grgurovic, Danny Peanna/Parkinson and Lachlan/Logan Spalding Continue reading
James Cook University (JCU) has sacked Peter Ridd, who until then held a chair in geology at JCU. He remains a highly valued AEF Director and Scientific Adviser.
Peter is determined to fight his termination in courtalong with the final censure that JCU imposed on him last yearnotwithstanding its vastly greater resources.
As Peters additional legal costs will further outstrip his personal capacity to fund them, he is again appealing for financial assistance from the public.
Last Friday Peter re-opened the GoFundMe campaign he set up to help with his original legal challenge against last years final censure. His revised funding target is $260,000 and, at the time of writing, he had already raised $200,000.
Given the importance of the issues raised by Peters sacking, I would like to invite you to contribute to Peters GoFundMe campaign. Either way, could I ask you to share his campaign with your family and friendsits website page has social media links.
Peter has set up a separate website with all the documentation on the case to allow people to make up their own mind on the issues. The link to that site is here.
Dr. Ridds crime was to break a gag order that JCU had imposed on him. The University had instructed him not to speak to anyoneincluding his wife!about the disciplinary action it was taking against him, including last years final censure.
JCU also found that Dr. Ridd broke its order not to directly or indirectly trivialise, satirise or parody the university after he sent an email to a former student headlined for your amusement. [It would seem that Sandra Harding, the JCU Vice Chancellor, does not understand trivia, satire, or parody, let alone irony.]
The Vice-Chancellor added that Dr. Ridd had engaged in a pattern of conduct that misrepresents the nature and conduct of the disciplinary process through publications online and in the media.
You have repeatedly and knowingly breached your obligations to maintain the confidentiality of disciplinary processes, Professor Hardi...
Well, you thought he couldnt do it; you thought that Tony Abbott was indulging in intemperate exuberance [or telling fibs] when he said in 2013 that during the first five years of his reign as Emperor of Australia, he would create one million new jobs. Well, you would have to eat your words now, wouldnt
All of this winning is so exhausting.
Maybe its all the clean coal?
Rowan Dean told his audience on Saturday the Earth has cooled 0.454 degrees Celsius since Donald Trump got elected.
Its true. Watts Up With That reported: From February 2016 to February 2018, global average temperatures dropped by 0.56 degrees Celsius. That, he notes, is the biggest two-year drop in the past century.
Thank you President Trump!
Via Jack Posobiec:
.@rowandean: Earth has cooled 0.454 degrees Celsius since Donald Trump got elected. Thats the fastest 20 month cooling period since 1916. Another Trump triumph.
Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) May 20, 2018
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The most recent quarterly update of Australias National Greenhouse Gas Inventory states that emissions per capita, and the emissions intensity of the economy (emissions/$ of GDP), were at their lowest levels in 28 years in the year to December 2017, a fact loudly repeated by Josh Frydenberg in the hope that we wont notice that
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Romaine Rutnam reviews John Kochs book, 'Portal to the Dreamtime', that tells the story of his rare experiences at Oasis Anu Ta, Victoria. read now...
As one gets older, one is immediately confronted by the shock of dates No, I dont mean going on them Although that would be quite a shock too. I mean, the shock of when someone says something like, When the GFC hit ten years ago, you tap your watch and go, Ten years ago, Im
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The FBI was spying on the opposition partys campaign 100 days before the election. The spying was based on a phony Russian dossier that was paid for by Democrats and Hillary Clinton and by the hearsay of a low-level Trump campaign official who was coached by FBI operatives on Russian rumors.
Five agents, including Peter Strzok traveled to London in the summer of 2016 to interview with a diplomat after Papadopoulos drunkenly claimed to Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer he knew who had Hillarys emails.
And the FBI informant used thousands of dollars to entice Trump campaign official Papadopoulos to London to set up meetings.
Deep State opreatives released this information to
The New York Times for Wednesdays report.
The information was only leaked out after Congressional investigators discovered this last week.
This is likely the biggest political scandal in US history.
On Saturday the Washington Post started their defense of the Deep State spying on the Republican campaign. Liberal hack Asha Rangappa insisted the spying was meant to protect Trump. That may be the most dishonest and shameful headline of all time.
The New York Times insisted the spies inside the Trump campaign were not there to spy.
So the corrupt liberal media continues to spin for the deep state Democrat criminals.
But noticeably absent is the loundmouth and former FBI Chief.
Shortens Budget reply speech should have been a piece of cake, but he gave crumbs to climate change and health. Dr David Shearman fixed it. read now...
In a shock development, Prince Harry and the new Princess Meghann Markle have held a joint press conference announcing their intention to divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. read now...
The Deep State FBI started spying on the Trump campaign earlier
They Obama FBI, DOJ, and CIA were spying on Trump before they officially opened their investigation.
Kristina Wong at Breitbart.com reported:
Current and former officials apparently so fearful that an FBI informants identity and role would be outed by congressional Republicans confirmed both to the New York Times and the Washington Post in an attempt to offer their own narratives first.
Both outlets offered details that readily identify the informant but do not name him, citing concerns for his safety and warnings from U.S. intelligence officials.
The details, however, match a person described in the Daily Caller as Stefan Halper, a Cambridge professor and longtime Washington, D.C. fixture who worked for three Republican administrations and has links to U.S. and British intelligence.
The Times and Post are the first outlets claiming to have confirmed his identity, and to describe him in such detail as to match the description of Halper.
The accounts also indicate the FBI lied about when they first began surveilling the Trump campaign, or might have done so, without any particular intelligence.
FBI officials have said they began investigating the Trump administration on July 31, 2016, after stolen Democratic National Committee emails were released on July 22, 2016, prompting Australian officials to come forward with information they received from Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos months earlier....
when leaked Democratic emails began appearing onlin...
People need to know why Malcolm's on the side of the cheating banks.ETUVIC (@ETUVIC) May 13, 2018
Here are the ads we're running on TV. It's not good enough that Turnbull spends all his time defending and supporting the big end of town and treats working people like trash. #auspol #banksrc pic.twitter.com/lHDatAo27Y
Entertainment editor John Turnbull looks at Arctic Monkeys, Post Malone, near-megastar Childish Gambino and Eurovisions festive weirdness. read now...
I cannot understand the obsession / fascination and media coverage of this Royal wedding. The ABC its budget apparently cut to the bone has sent Annabel Crabb and Jeremy Fernandez to London to join existing ABC reporters based in the UK (Steve Cannane, James Glenday and Lisa Millar). So five journalists from the ABC to cover this Royal wedding. In response to questions about such a large contingent, the ABC said (through its media contact Sally Jackson)
The royal wedding is of national and international significance, and as the national broadcaster the ABC is uniquely positioned to provide quality, distinctive coverage that localises the event for all Australians. ABC audiences expect more than simply a live feed and news reports of such a major event. Co-hosts Annabel Crabb and Jeremy Fernandez will enrich our coverage by providing in-depth and insightful commentary that informs, engages and entertains our audiences. All travel and accommodation falls within ABC guidelines.
Strange, given the ABCs preference for a Republic.
I can imagine why the marriage of the heir apparent would be a matter of heightened interest. Thus the marriage of Elizabeth to Phillip; of Charles to Dianna and of William to Kate.
But can anyone remember such a fuss for a marriage of someone 6th in line to the throne? The marriages of Anne, Andrew and Edward (Elizabeth IIs other children) were notable for their dysfunction and short duration rather than being major events.
The enthusiasm for a Royal wedding by those who claim to be Republicans shows that there is unlikely to be a Republic in Australia anytime soon. If a Referendum was held in the USA they would probably ditch Donald Trump as head of State and install Elizabeth II.
The royal wedding is all over the Australian news, but the excitement and monarchy always fade away, writes history editor Dr Glenn Davies. read now...
Today DHS told the senate, that so far:NotMyDebt (@not_my_debt) May 8, 2018
Robodebt has cost $276 million to administer.
And... Robodebt has 'recovered' $279 million.
While they can separate forecast savings for newspaper headlines, apparently it's not possible to do that with actual savings.#notmydebt pic.twitter.com/Q6M6NaY09p
DHS was asked how many robodebts are awaiting reassessment. They failed to answer. We've heard from people waiting months.NotMyDebt (@not_my_debt) May 9, 2018
So far 652,898 reassessments have been initiated.
30,953 debts have changed in value or been wiped. That's 30,953 debt notices that were wrong.#notmydebt pic.twitter.com/LJd3WxDJV4
DHS are including 'prevented debts' in their savings from robodebt.Sarah Masting (@sarah_masting) May 8, 2018
What happens if a company in the private sector banks a possibly avoided future liability as a cash asset?
See: Blue Sky Alternative Investments - majority of board resigned
Time for robodebt resignations? pic.twitter.com/jsdQVM4NAa
The previous post generated a lot of comments at the original site at which it was posted. One of them touched on a key factor of politics in PNG. Money.
That response comment to Vergil Narokobis post has been re-posted verbatim below for the benefit of the non-FB readership.
succinctly put; although one must clearly guard against mischievous, opportunistic or politicised actions against the government of the day from within the police or any other institution, clearly the rules need to be universal, whatever ones position. So it it critical that mechanisms are not abused to circumvent due process. But this does bring one back to the question of how governments are formed in PNG and how majorities are gained and retained. Unfortunately, with little or no ideological basis for parties (as in Australia and most places) PNG has ended up with government by dint of personality, but increasingly the use of money. Would an inspiring leader like Nelson Mandela have been able to become PM in PNG if he was to remain honest and not participate in pork barrel or money politics, or would he have just been sidelined by the man with access to logging money? And lets face it this case is partly about thatthe assumption is that public funds were laundered through a law firms accounts to be able to be used by a party for gaining office for funding campaigns and winning over other parties and independentsand if that was the assumption, what were the other parties and leaders doing? similar sorts of things, using SABLs and other land allocations, logging permits, DSIP funds, RESE funds, fish or petroleum licenses, exclusive rice concessions, citizenship awards, construction or commercial contracts, trust funds etc So if this scenario has some truth, the question is, how does one halt it, and halt it across the board, so that no party or group is left with a special advantage, with exclusive access to public or other improperly-gained funds, leaving the others high and dry? how does one rid elections and post election formation of government of the current money element (from vote buy, to rigging electoral lists, to buying parties and members etc)? Many politicians would prefer that, but feel dragged into the current corrupt practices as the only way to play the gamethese are some of the challenges, and it requires active involvement by the parties themselves, think tanks etc but also the wider public to help find the solutions, as clearly the voters are widely accepting and even demanding electoral bribes (in cash or kind)
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