Great Barrier Reef Politics

by Binoy Kampmark

Great Barrier ReefAustralia’s environment has been in precarious hands since European settlement found its lengthy and persistent way to the continent.  It has been mined, mauled, drained, farmed, deforested and despoiled at a rate that was only restrained by the size of its small but rapacious populace.  When environmental matters have made an appearance, they have done so with a veil of political opportunism.  Few typify this more than Labor’s environment minister Senator Graham Richardson’s efforts regarding the Tasmanian forests.  To win over the conservation-minded voter in marginal, city-based seats, it was good to go green – at least for a bit.

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Should Australia assist in US Attacks on Iran?

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Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)
MEDIA RELEASE

27 JULY 2018
 

“Whilst hoping that it may be inaccurate, IPAN is disturbed at the news that the USA is planning an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. It is outraged at the report that Australia probably will be actively involved in this planning,” said Nick Deane, National Committee member of the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network.

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Film Clip: It's Time To Raise Newstart

A 60-person choir, which includes unemployed people, pensioners, single parents, and workers who believe in a “fair go” for job-seekers, has formed to rework the iconic “It's Time” theme song, used by the Labor Party and Gough Whitlam in the 1972 federal election. Drawing influence from the sentiment of the classic jingle, the choir released this music video to tell the nation that it’s time to take raise Newstart.

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