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Definitions of Science: Double Standards from Australian Government

The Australian legal system ruled on the definition of science some years ago, however, the Australian government is now pursuing the Japanese and their whaling program on the basis of an all together different definition, explains Charlotte Ramotswe.   Dear Jennifer, Australia has taken Japan to the International Court of Justice disputing a basis of [...]

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The Long and Costly War on Carbon: Viv Forbes

‘The Australian government claims that next month’s tax on carbon dioxide cannot be blamed for today’s soaring costs of living. This tax, however, is just their latest assault in the decades-long war on carbon that is already inflating the cost of everything. For at least a decade, power companies have been obliged to source 10-15% [...]

Away with Rio+20: The Voice of the Peasant

‘GOVERNMENTS from all over the world will meet in Río de Janeiro, Brasil from June 20-22 2012, to supposedly commemorate 20 years since the “Earth Summit”, the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development, that established for the first time a global agenda for “sustainable development”. During this summit, in 1992, three international conventions [...]

Adelaide Advertiser: Yet to Correct Errors of Fact

Dear Jen The Adelaide Advertiser has not published your letter to the editor in response to the very crazy claims it published on Saturday from Minister Paul Caica. It published errors of fact and has not corrected them.[1] The news today in Adelaide is the new Goyder Institute Report which can be downloaded here: http://www.goyderinstitute.org/uploads/Expert%20Panel%20Final_020412.pdf [...]

New Canal Development at Bottom of Murray Darling: With Freshwater

The South Australian government dammed the Murray River’s estuary making lakes Alexandrina and Albert totally dependent on the Murray River.   That was in the 1930s. More recently the South Australian government has been encouraging the subdivision of land around the shores of Lake Alexandrina.   That’s irresponsible. Now its approved the subdivision of land [...]

Irresponsible: SA Politicians Unite Against Upstream Communities and Environments

ADELAIDE in South Australia is a one paper town. Everyone reads the Adelaide Advertiser. Today, as usual, it’s full of parochial chatter including a one page advertisement devoted to a statement from all 23 South Australian Federal MPs (Green, Labor and Coalition) blaming the problems of the Lower Lakes and Coorong on upstream irrigators and [...]

Warming Alarmists Lose Yet Another Debate

In celebration of World Environment Day, the Queensland Division of the Property Council of Australia convened a breakfast meeting last Friday morning (June 3rd) to debate the topic “Australia needs a carbon tax”. Leading speaker for the motion was Mr. Matthew Bell (Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young), supported by Ms. Kellie Caught [...]

Australian Government Only Gets Flawed Advice on Climate

ON November 10 last year the Australian government’s Multi-party Climate Change Committee (MCCC) received a scientific briefing before it entered the policy-setting mode that it remains in today. The briefing was provided by the only scientist on the Committee, Professor Will Steffen. A copy of the slide presentation that Steffen used has recently come into [...]

Significant Property Development at Lower Lakes: A Note from Charlotte Ramotswe

Dear Jennifer, I feel compelled to alert your readers to the significant property developments occurring in the vicinity of the Lower Lakes in South Australia. There is the canal development on Hindmarsh Island with pictures at this link: http://tmhi.com.au/home/ The ‘Wellington Marina’ development occurred during the drought. No water at all on these ‘waterfront’ blocks [...]

Petition Urging the Australian PM to Delay Introduction of the Carbon Tax Legislation

Hi,   My apologies if you’ve already seen this, but I’m giving it as wide a distribution as I can and hope that you will do the same. This link is to a petition urging the Prime Minister to delay the introduction of carbon tax legislation until after an election: http://www.epetitions.comeonaustralia.com/petition/sign/pid/9 Please sign the petition if [...]