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Australia destroys its own Stonehenge

Australia destroys its own Stonehenge: First images showing full impact of Woodside’s new LNG plant in the heart of the Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia. http://www.standupfortheburrup.com/1.jpg Friends of Australian Rock Art is today releasing recent aerial photographs which show for the first time the full extent of Woodside’s destruction of a globally significant rock art area […]

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Safe Work Australia?

Safe Work Australia?

Safe Work Australia – Joint Greens, Coalition & Xenophon statement The Deputy Prime Minister is walking away from safety consultation at the highest level by refusing to incorporate the Senate amendments in the Safe Work Australia Bill. An unlikely alliance of the Greens, the Independents and the Coalition says that Julia Gillard is turning her […]

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YRAW rally Canberra against Howard's WorkChoices

Nothing if you are made redundant

An ALP government insisting there be no redundancy entitlements for millions of working families! This is another outrage. The Rudd government’s vigorous hard-line to keep WorkChoices to appease employer interests is denying any redundancy pay to workers who work for businesses under 15. With this severe capitalist financial crisis, these are the precarious workers already […]

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Stop proposed uranium sales to Russia

Stop proposed uranium sales to Russia

At this time, Australia can be careful and not sell uranium to Russia – a country that fails to comply with their nuclear disarmament obligations under the Non Proliferation Treaty and has the world’s largest arsenal of nuclear weapons. On September 18, parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties gave arguments on their merits for the […]

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Get Up in Canberra for the environment

Get Up in Canberra for the environment

Momentum is building for real government and civil society action to address the world’s serious environmental crisis. One such organisation is Get-Up. This Sunday morning, in Canberra’s fine spring weather, Get Up orange clad activists and their children gathered to welcome the environmental climate torch relay, and with songs, and speeches. Bob Brown was in […]

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Superannuation: SRI and CSR - hype or reality?

Superannuation: SRI and CSR – hype or reality?

THE SUPERANNUATION QUESTION SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY HYPE OR REALITY? 2004 I take up one key issue, that of the question of Socially Responsible Investment, SRI, often called ethical investment together with Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR. SRI is superannuation fund investing in socially responsible companies. CSR refers to those companies that report […]

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Stand Up for the Burrup

Stand Up for the Burrup

When recently in Perth we attended an afternoon with FARA Friends of Australian Rock Art. This was the day before Labor Carpenter, who had supported Woodside and failed to protect this unique national heritage listed site, lost government. Now with the Liberal government FARA continues to campaign to save the Burrup/Murujuga. Contact Conservation Council fara.perth@gmail.com […]

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McQueen on 'How to lose a trillion' and 'McValue'

McQueen on ‘How to lose a trillion’ and ‘McValue’

How to lose a trillion. (2 October) When the radio news reported that the New York Stock market had “lost” a trillion dollars, my eyes glazed over. A trillion is what Douglas Hofstader calls a Very Big Number, meaning that we have no way of coping with so many zeros after the one ($1,000,000,000,000). Those […]

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AT LAST A HOME! The Need For Public Housing: 2004

Update: In the debate on homelessness here I did not record the speech of Bob Day who wants to privatise the SA Housing Trust and drive down wages and defeat the building unions – now ex-Senator Day. In November 2016, there is worse homelessness and is not addressed by our political elite. Housing action groups […]

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