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The Dangers of Complicity: The US Courts, Gaza and Genocide

February 6, 2024 - 12:41 -- Admin

Holding the foreign policy of a country accountable in court, notably when it comes to matters criminal, can be insuperably challenging. Judges traditionally shun making decisions on policy, even though they unofficially do so all the time. The Center for Constitutional Rights, a New York-based civil liberties group, was not to be discouraged, most notably…

Unaccountable Hackers: The CIA, Vengeance and Joshua Schulte

February 5, 2024 - 13:03 -- Admin

The release of the Vault 7 files in the spring of 2017 in a series of 26 disclosures, detailing the hacking tools of the US Central Intelligence Agency, was one of the more impressive achievements of the WikiLeaks publishing organisation. As WikiLeaks stated at the time, the hacking component of the agency’s operations had become…

CSIRO study shows marine heatwaves have significant impact on microorganisms

February 5, 2024 - 11:43 -- Admin

CSIRO News Release A new study led by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, shows that marine heatwaves (MHWs) are altering the microorganism communities that form the base of the marine food chain, disrupting coastal ecosystems. Australia has recently experienced a number of marine heatwaves off the East Coast and Tasmania.   They are prolonged oceanic warm…

Advancing Queensland: Time For More Responsible Labor Policy Plunges at all Levels of Government?

February 4, 2024 - 15:18 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   Jessica van Vonderen’s interview with Premier Miles on 2 February 2024 was a launch pad for a more in-depth analysis of Queensland politics. Good critical news reporting as provided by ABC News introduces those structures of power and influence. From timber panelled offices at Parliament House and 1 William Street, cabinet ministers…

Australia finally joins rest of developed world on new vehicle efficiency standards

February 4, 2024 - 14:38 -- Admin

Electric Vehicle Council Media Release The Electric Vehicle Council has today congratulated the federal government on driving Australia into the global mainstream through the introduction of New Vehicle Efficiency Standards, promising greater choice and lower fuel bills for Australian motorists. New Vehicle Efficiency Standards (NVES) incentivise car manufacturers to ensure all new cars they sell,…

National fuel efficiency standard puts Australia on the road to fuel and pollution savings

February 4, 2024 - 13:31 -- Admin

The Climate Council Media Release Proposed settings for a strong fuel efficiency standard announced today by the Federal Government will give Aussies better access to cleaner cars that are cheaper to run. The Climate Council welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of a simple and transparent standard for new cars which will get Australia on track…

Australia’s Immigration System Leaves Visa Applicants in Limbo for Years

February 4, 2024 - 10:49 -- Admin

By Loz Lawrey In late 2021 Afghanistan’s capital Kabul fell to the Taliban. These religious zealots had swept through the country following the withdrawal of American forces from the country. At the time I, along with other Australian citizens, assisted Afghans whose very existence was threatened by the new regime to complete and lodge applications…