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Moggy Musings [Archived material from Boy the Wonder Cat]

July 23, 2014 - 00:01 -- Admin

An I can't believe my ears musing: The July 2014 Clarence Valley Council Environment, Planning And Works Committee meeting stuck in the memory of many in the valley because of the number of times various councillors stated that they were concerned about a development application/s but were going to vote for it anyway. One councillor stated words to the effect that he had concerns or objections covering one entire DA but was voting it through anyway.

Australian Education Minister Called On To Dump Donnelly Now

July 22, 2014 - 00:18 -- Admin

Open Letter To Minister For Education published on 21 July 2014:To The Hon Christopher PyneMonday 21 July, 2014CC: Shadow Minster, The Hon Kate EllisDear Minister,In a recent interview to 2UE on 15th July Kevin Donnelly, Director of the Education Standards Institute, stated:“If the school community is in favour of it [corporal punishment] then I have not got a problem if it’s done properly”There is no doubt, given this interview, that Kevin Don

The Australian goes into overdrive as it tries to resurrect Tony Abbott's political reputation

July 22, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

Russia responds after Tony Abbott’s warning about MH17 crash site probe trumpets The Australian on 21 July 2014 at 8:35PM – in a vain effort to recast Prime Minister Tony Abbott as an international hero.Abbott’s media team may be working overtime on the Prime Minister’s image, but the fact remains that he was at the back of the queue w

MH17 and the reason why Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will trade on the personal grief of so may families around the world

July 21, 2014 - 04:48 -- Admin

When a Malaysia Airlines plane went down in March 2014 with all passengers and crew lost Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott made the most of the political opportunity that tragedy presented.With the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 it would appear that he is again

Things must have beeen going badly for Tony Abbott - he went back to touting his fire fighting credentials

July 21, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

This is Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott allegedly taking part in a scheduled hazard reduction burn at Cottage Point in Ku-Ring-Gai National Park on Sydney's north shore.Cottage Point has an enclave of approximately 52-60 mostly holiday and luxury homes.

Peta Credlin said to have denied FOI request re Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's citizenship status

July 20, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

Tony Magrathea‏ who tweets as @dickybeacholdie had this to say on Twitter on 17 July 2014:My foi request for Abbotts form RN, renounce British citizenship has been denied by Peta Credlin. Home Office [U.K.] still looking.The form Mr. Magrathea is referring to is here.

Project Blueprint: making the Clarence coastline a safer place

July 19, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

Every accessible beach and rock platform in the Clarence Valley is to be assessed as part of a statewide program aimed at preventing drownings.The assessments will be done as part of Project Blueprint, a Clarence Valley Council-supported coastal risk project being run by Australian CoastSafe.As part of the assessment process, public forums will be conducted at:* Treelands Drive Community Centre, Yamba, from 10.30am-noon on Sunday July 27, and * Grafton Community and Function Centre, Duke Stre