Is Coal Cheaper Than Renewables as an Energy Source?

So much of what we read and are told about complex issues are affected by the widely varying views of a range of stake-holders.  As is usual, those with much power and money have more opportunity to disseminate the message that they wish to promote.  Sadly, that rarely aligns with the interests of the general public, unless by coincidence.  Worse still, such viewpoints rarely take a broad contextual view of…

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They shoot horses don’t they?

I am totally depressed at the depth of world poverty and, even worse, the lack of compassion and caring shown by so many who have so much. I detest our materialistic, consumer orientated, profit before people society. I am disgusted by the unethical and immoral behaviour of so many of our politicians, including those at senior levels. I am horrified by the hatred and aggression levelled at those in society…

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Mining tax: it’s time for all Australians to realise they are being ripped off | Luke Mansillo

Luke Mansillo: The mining boom has resulted in a huge extraction of wealth. But while Norway has been prudent with its resource bounty, turning it into a fund for future generations, Australia has not Source: Mining tax: it’s time for all Australians to realise they are being ripped off | Luke Mansillo

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ABBOTT & CO. ON THE ATTACK – Paramilitary Border force to have thousands of weapons-ready officers

FORCE Tony Abbott & his wealth backed LNP Government have made yet another move against democracy and civil liberties with the formation of the new “Border Force.” A stealthily conceived amalgamation of Customs and Immigration departments, this new paramilitary force will introduce around 5000 to 6000 armed officers with widely increased powers. This is a continuation of what has been a steadily continuing campaign of the Abbott government to restrict…

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It’s too late to save our world, so enjoy the spectacle of doom

Do you think that your grand-children will see out their lives on this planet, or even your children? With what seems to be nothing more than a lip-service effort to deal with human caused climate change that has already reached probably irreversible levels, my reading of the science would seem to indicate that it’s highly unlikely that the human race will see a 22nd Century, let alone another millenium change….

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“Kill Bill” – Save our small farmers from mining abuse.

A Bill to give land-holders the right to refuse to allow mining exploration or activity on their land is currently before federal parliament and open for public consultation. Unfortunately, the opportunity for public response ends tomorrow, Friday 29 May. Below is my response to this Bill. You, too, can support this Bill by making a submission. You can do so at:  Submission form Agriculture is essential to our nation’s welfare….

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1788 – Invasion No. 1 – 2015 Invasion No. 2?

We, all Australian people, the First Australians and the last Australians and all of us in between who remain alive need to stand up against yet another abuse of the people from whom the British stole this land in 1788. Non Aboriginal Australians have not yet taken responsibility for the devastating effect that invasion had on the First Australians nor that, in so many ways, their ill-treatment and dispossession continues….

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