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Shark Attacks in Australia: setting the record straight

January 5, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

On Saturday 23 December 2017 Liberal MP for Kooyong and Minister for Environment and Energy Josh Fydenberg penned a media release claiming big bad sharks were about to overwhelm his home state, Western Australia.The shark in question is the Great White, Carcharodon carcharias, classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threaten

Climate denialists discuss suing a company for NOT increasing pollution

January 5, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

There are times when one wonders just how crazy the people associated with The Heartland Institute can get – then this sentence pops up a 6-page email from the Institute’s CEO Jim Bast to its Director of Communications Jim Lakely:sue a company for not increasing CO2 emissions, force a court to consider the evidence on CO2 benefits.The October 2017 email exchange can be read at

Welcome to the dog whistle season in Australia

January 4, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

Determined to keep the pot on the boil during their extended holiday break government ministers and humble backbenchers tend to release selected dog whistles to the media .It appears we might have Liberal Senator for Tasmania Eric Abetz to thank for this one elicited by Treasury Budget Policy Division's answer to one of his Questions on Notice on or about 11 December 2017.

Turnbull & Co have to make up a lot of ground six months out from the start of the federal general election countdown

January 3, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

According to Newspoll Malcolm Bligh Turnbull commenced the new year with only 31 per cent of the population approving of his performance as prime minister and only 35 per cent of voters willing to give his government first preference at the next federal election.An election which is due to be called sometime between 4 August 2018 and 18 May 2019.As for the swing against the Turnbull Government in mainland states………

A professed 'Christian' man named in at least one human rights complaint to the International Criminal Court vows to defend Christianity in 2018

January 3, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 December 2017:Scott Morrison says he will fight back against discrimination and mockery of Christians and other religious groups in 2018, in comments that position him as one of the leading religious conservatives in the Turnbull government. Mr Morrison also promised to play a leading role nex

Senate Inquiry into Corporate Tax Avoidance continues to sit in 2018

January 2, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

"Exxon’s primary Australian company is directly owned by a shell company in the Netherlands and the Dutch company is owned by another subsidiary in the Bahamas." [Tax Justice Network submission to Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into Corporate Tax Avoidance]ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd operates under the brands ExxonMobil Australia, Esso and Mobil.