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Is there really a full moon permanently hovering over The Australian or are headlines like this just for the clickbait?

March 12, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

This was the headline to the error-ridden article below, “Chilling fact is most climate change theories are wrong”.Once again there is a deliberate misunderstanding about the term “climate change”  actually means and what it leads to.It was Maurice Newmann at his mad hatter finest.The A

A brief respite in the NSW Berejiklian Government's war on the natural world

March 11, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

"Clearing under the Code may threaten the viability of certain threatened species at property and local landscape scale. The risk highest in overcleared landscapes where most clearing is likely to occur under the Code." [NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, "Concurrene on Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code", August 2017, p.

Sometimes it’s hard not to despair when faced with evidence of the wilful, destructive ignorance of Liberal and Nationals politicians

March 11, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Guardian, 5 March 2018:Attempts by the federal government to stop potentially unlawful clearing in Queensland were reversed after political intervention, with a highly unusual apology letter sent to every landholder suspected of planning unlawful clearing at the direct request of the minister, documents obtained by the Guardian under FOI

Quote of the Week

March 10, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

“You may think spin-doctoring and economics are worlds apart, but they combine in that relatively modern invention the "free-trade agreement" – the granddaddy of which, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is presently receiving CPR from the lips of our own heroic lifesaver, Malcolm Turnbull.”  [Journalist Ross Gittens in

Australian workplaces still hostile territory for women

March 8, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

“When asked about a range of job attributes, women placed most value on having a job where they would be treated with respect (80%), where their job was secure (80%), where the job paid well (65%), was interesting (64%) and offered the flexibility they might need (62%). The majority of women viewed their job as being useful to society (69%) and felt that their job allowed them to ‘help others’ (73%).