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…
After directly fuelling the disaster at Fukushima, Australia should have taken steps to review and reconsider its role in the global nuclear trade Source: Fukushima five years on, and the lessons we failed to learn | Dave Sweeney
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
The Liberal Government in Australia has done much damage to our renewables industry.
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…
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….
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….
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….
That Was Easy: In Just 60 Years, Neoliberal Capitalism Has Nearly Broken Planet Earth | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.
Queensland has long been a state in which government has either sanctioned injustice against groups and individuals in the community or actually perpetrated those injustices and, in many cases, built them into the law. From Invasion Day in 1788 (Curiously celebrated as “Australia Day” when it was actually a shameful day on which began the theft of a continent from its inhabitants, accompanied by some of the worst racial prejudice…