PRIME Minister-elect Tony Abbott today announced his new Ministry . There were few surprises. Again a South Australian will be responsible for water. Indeed Simon Birmingham as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, … [Read more...] about Tony Abbott’s New Ministry Announced: South Australian Simon Birmingham to Enforce Corrupt Basin Plan
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MOST of the federal electorates within the Murray Darling are held by MPs from either the Liberal or National Parties. Over recent years, however, major water policies instigated by federal Coalition governments that directly impact these electorates … [Read more...] about Can Cathy McGowan Fix the Travesty of National Water Reform?
Various media have been reporting that in the Arctic about a million more square miles of ocean are covered in ice this August than just last year. This is apparently an increase of 60 percent. August is usually a low point in the annual cycle, … [Read more...] about Arctic Sea Ice Back
We must abandon completely the naive faith that school automatically liberates the mind and serves the cause of human progress; in fact, we know that it may serve any cause. [It] may serve tyranny as well as truth, war as well as peace, death as well … [Read more...] about Open Thread
POPULAR sceptical blogger, Jo Nova, has responded to Labor’s defeat in yesterday’s Australian federal election with the headline ‘Voters crush the carbon tax and corruption – worst Australian government gone’. I’m not so sure. It remains my … [Read more...] about Remembering Appalling Policies Introduced by Previous Coalition Governments (Part 1)