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April 14, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

“We have the right to store a copy of your  [personal e-health] record and we are the only ones in the market to have this level 4 certification.”  [Romain Bonjean, co-founder Tyde, app developer registered portal operator with Australian Government Digital Health Agency & My Health Record, quoted in the Australian Financial Review on 6 April 2018]“Life is short and shorter for smok

Alleged irrigator water theft heading for the courts?

April 13, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

A cousin by marriage of the current Australian Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud, John Norman, finds his agricultural business practices under scrutiny.....The Guardian, 9 April 2018: Fraud charges are expected to be laid against one of Queensland’s biggest cotton irrigators, John Norman, within a matter of weeks.If the trial of the o

The only Australians who do not recognise the cruel farce that is 'robo-debt' are right-wing politicians, ideolgues and the just plain ignorant

April 12, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

“It is trite maths that statistical averages (whether means or medians) tell nothing about the variability or otherwise of the underlying numbers from which averages are calculated. Only if those underlying numbers do not vary at all is it possible to extrapolate from the average a figure for any one of the component periods to which the average relates.

Almost right from its very beginning Facebook Inc was not the benign Internet presence it pretended to be

April 11, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

Facebook Inc. - incorporated in July 2004 and headquartered at 1 Hacker Way (so named by Facebook management), Menlo Park, California 94025 - has at least twelve data centres around the world which collect, transmit, collate, store and monetise data drawn from an est. 2 billion active Facebook accounts. In May 2017 this social media company was worth est.

It seems climate change deniers may be looking to that far-right lobby group the Insitute of Public Affairs (IPA) to organise defence fund appeals in the future

April 11, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

Independent Australia, 1 April 2018:For more than a decade, Ridd[Peter Vincent Ridd] has been happily criticising the science linking dangerous climate change to greenhouse gas emissions and the science showing the impacts of humans on corals.Ridd has also repeatedly, over many

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