Politics

Politics Science/Environment

“State Government’s new logging rules a disaster” say North East Forest Alliance

The North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) describes the final logging rules for public forests released last week as a disaster for oldgrowth forests, rainforest, river health, threatened species, Koalas, and global warming. The Governments’ decision remains as it was always intended, they have increased logging intensity throughout State Forests, established […]

Politics

Abbott wants ‘his Party’ back

Tony Abbott and like-minded conservatives are in the midst of a concerted push to claim back the heart and soul of the Liberal party and potentially reinstall him as leader should the party find itself in opposition after next year’s federal election. By Anne Davies                                Tony Abbott campaigning on […]

Local Politics

Bellingen residents unhappy about NBN service

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland had four topics of conversation in mind for the public meeting held in Bellingen today, but the ABC, Australia Post and media policy got short shrift, because the hour-long session was dominated by the first topic – the National Broadband Network.                                                 Shadow […]

Politics Science/Environment

“Scamming Australia for billions?” Gas Companies and royal ‘cronies’ in cahoots?

Senate Estimates confirmed last month that BG Group’s gas bonanza has delivered diddly-squat to Australia in tax – despite claims it would contribute “more than $1 billion”. Whistleblower, Simone Marsh, investigates the crony capitalism behind the Gladstone debacle; the history of how politicians kowtowed to the Duke of York-led British […]