Cape York bauxite curse could be a blessing for Aboriginal tribe – The Australian


The Australian
Cape York bauxite curse could be a blessing for Aboriginal tribe
The Australian
They carry an emotional load no public servants are called on to carry on behalf of the children whom they have come to Aurukun to serve. …. They worked in the cattle industry in northern Queensland, they worked in the fishing industry in the Torres

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Not the time for ‘throwing money around’ – The Australian Financial Review


The Australian Financial Review
Not the time for 'throwing money around'
The Australian Financial Review
Using increased tobacco taxes, Labor will honour the original funding pledge made under the needs-based Gonski reforms.. The government's money is not only much less, but will come with conditions on the states and territories, including literacy and

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Sustainable Australian agriculture under corporate attack from mining, banks and agribusinesses – Green Left Weekly

Sustainable Australian agriculture under corporate attack from mining, banks and agribusinesses
Green Left Weekly
Its owners CocaCola-Amatil has severely cut suppliers and quantities, forcing the mass bulldozing of orchards as farmers cannot afford the maintenance costs to keep them pest-free. Many jobs in rural and regional … The film ignores the nitrates

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Message on the sponsor – The Australian

Message on the sponsor
The Australian
Banking is a favourite for corporate sponsorship: there are no smoking chimneys, no sweatshops, no morally reprehensible goods and services; yet banks fund all the companies one might not touch directly. One commentator has … If this work is to one

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Senator’s $20m payday: ICAC – The Australian

Senator's $ 20m payday: ICAC
The Australian
Technicalities: Tanya Plibersek has put out the call for donations, emailing supporters that the WA Liberals received “four times as many donations as WA Labor” in the last financial year “most of them from corporates, mining lobbyists, big tobacco and

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Crackdown on abused rent scheme – The Australian

Crackdown on abused rent scheme
The Australian
Overhaul opposed (The Oz): LABOR is hardening its position against Malcolm Turnbull's media reforms out of concern over threats to local TV news, heightening pressure on the Communications Minister to explain the proposals as he sets out a timetable

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No, the rich don’t pay a ‘fair share’ of tax. They pay all of it – The Australian (blog)

No, the rich don't pay a 'fair share' of tax. They pay all of it
The Australian (blog)
Notwithstanding the enormous variation in the circumstances of individuals and households within each of these five buckets – for instance, childless, healthy workers will pay in much more than unemployed families with sick children – the disparities

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Australian tycoon wants Pakistan to free its slaves in return for coal – Pakistan Today


Pakistan Today
Australian tycoon wants Pakistan to free its slaves in return for coal
Pakistan Today
In exchange, Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Punjab — home to some 5,000 brick works — has pledged to introduce tough new laws outlawing child labour and imposing a minimum wage. He's also “If I can help Pakistan improve its energy supply, then

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Liam Croy, Grace Millimaci and Dan Mercer The West Australian February 2 … – The West Australian


The West Australian
Liam Croy, Grace Millimaci and Dan Mercer The West Australian February 2
The West Australian
Leighton and Port beaches were closed this morning and Fisheries Department officers set more drum lines after a 4m shark was spotted a few hundred metres off Leighton beach. Surf Life Saving WA reported that a 4m Labor leader Mark McGowan slammed

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Australian greenhouse gases barely hit by carbon price – Sydney Morning Herald

Australian greenhouse gases barely hit by carbon price
Sydney Morning Herald
A partial leak of the data earlier this week – showing only the flat total amount – was used by the Coalition to step up pressure on Labor and the Greens to pass the carbon tax repeal bills in the Senate before Christmas. The push failed, and the bills

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