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This is what passes for community consultation at Clarence Valley Council in April 2015

April 24, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

Take a good look at this concept plan below.There is no scale to accurately judge distance, eg. changes to road width.There is no legend to decode symbols drawn on areas which are to be altered, eg. footpaths and outdoor dining areas.There is no gradient given for the ramps on either side of the proposed change to the Coldstream Street pedestrian crossing.There is no indication of how high the proposed roundabout will be above the road surface or its final design and visual impact, eg.

Committee For Economic Development Of Australia: more than a million Aussies living in poverty is a national disgrace

April 24, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

The number of Australians living in entrenched disadvantage is a disgrace and without a radical policy shake-up Australia will never reduce this number or the cost to taxpayers, CEDA Chief Executive Professor the Hon.

In NSW last year domestic violence was still trending upwards according to the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

April 23, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

Reported domestic violence related assaults in New South Wales numbered 29,070 incidents for the year ending December 2014.A 2.7%  increase according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research’s New South Wales Recorded Crime Statistics 2014, making this category of assault the fifth highest trending crime across local government areas and the crime category with the highest percentage of legal proceedings com

Is Abbott living in a perpetual political phantasy land unable any longer to distinguish truth from lies?

April 23, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

This was Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott altering political history on a whim on 28 March 2015:Mitch Fifield, the architect of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, who will deliver a genuinely insurance-based scheme which will benefit a half a million Australians with disabilities and everyone who cares for them and which will have its head office in Geelong.Perhaps someone should remi

Next time a News Corp newspaper tries to tell you that it has an independent editorial stance remember this.....

April 22, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

The Independent 21 April 2015:Rupert Murdoch berated journalists on his tabloid papers for not doing enough to stop Labour winning the general election and warned them that the future of the company depended on stopping Ed Miliband entering No 10.The proprietor of Britain’s best-selling tabloid warned executives that a Labour government would tr

Tony Abbott and his attempts to degrade scientific research in Australia

April 22, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

It is well known that Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott believes that climate change science is absolute crap, but even he has exceeded expectations of what his passive-aggressive brand of climate change denialism will bring forth when he appointed self-described climate policy sceptic, Bjørn Lomborg*, as an adviser to federal government on foreign aid delive