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Is the war about which political party showed the most disrespect towards the Australian Constitution and Parliament about to spill more blood?

May 24, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

Newcastle Herald, 18 May 2018:The citizenship crisis could claim more government MPs after Attorney-General Christian Porter said they had to prove their possible dual citizenships were renounced.Labor says this puts Treasurer Scott Morrison, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, and 12 other coalition MPs in danger.Mr Morrison's maternal grandfather was born in New Zealand, while Mr Mc

Private members bill banning live sheep exports before the Australian Parliament - it needs your support

May 23, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

Sky News, Sunday 20 May 2018:Greens MP Adam Bandt has told Sky News there may be the numbers in federal parliament to pass a private members bill that will ban live sheep exports. Liberal backbencher Sussan Ley will introduce a private members bill to parliament next week that, if passed, would see the live sheep export trade phased out. The bill has the support of three Liberal MPs, Labor and the Greens.

Sometimes it is hard to believe how bone-achingly stupid governments can be…… Part One

May 23, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

Before the Abbott Coalition Government appointed John Lloyd Australian Public Service Commissioner in 2014 he was Director, Workplace Relations and Productivity at the far-right pressure group, the Institute for Public Affairs - so this was all but inevitable....The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 May 2018:The Prime Minister's department has refused to release emails relating to the public service commissioner John Lloyd and a

Noble Caledonia Limtted changes the 'spin' around its "Australian Coastal Odyssey" cruise and the Port 0f Yamba-Clarence River visit

May 22, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

It seems that Noble Caledonia Limited has decided to downgrade its description of the delights of Iluka and is trying to hide from locals the short amount of time MV Caledonian Sky passengers will be spending on land during the ship's brief stop over.Spot the difference.This was a snaphot of Day 16 of the cruise itineray taken on 20 November 2017....

Water raiders are eyeing the Clarence River - again

May 21, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

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