Category Archives: Social commentary

Arrow paying for police: the legals

This is what the actual legislation (according to Austlii ) and police force policies (according to Qld and NSW police force documents) say about arrangements such as the one where Arrow paid police officers to be present at the community blockade site in Kerry. Continue reading

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Has Arrow Energy bought the Qld police force?

Last week, a rather chatty police officer told me something that I found quite shocking. Continue reading

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Coal Seam Gas song video

Our deepest thanks go to Ruby Vincent at A Question of Balance and Paul McQueen at Songwriters Across Australia for putting this video together. Continue reading

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Coal seam gas lies 2

My mum, bless her thoughtful heart, just sent me a bunch of newspaper clippings from Sydney, about coal seam gas. In the 10 paragraphs of an ad placed by the coal seam gas industry body APPEA, I counted 7 statements that are untrue or misleading. Continue reading

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Coal Seam Gas lies

A farmer from QLD came to our area recently to speak of his experiences with coal seam gas company representatives. “They look you in the eye, and they lie, lie, lie”, he said. “And if a man’s word is no good, he’s no good.” Continue reading

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Coal Seam Gas

Recently we attended a packed-out anti-coal seam gas meeting at our local town hall. Continue reading

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Marijuana and peak oil

With peak oil, massive oil spills and islands of petroleum-based plastic floating out at sea, not to mention huge mostly plastic-based land fills, I thought I’d do some research into its history. How did oil become the most widely used energy and product resource on the planet? Continue reading

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Transition towns

The current industrial, fossil-fuel-run system so clearly favours a very small group of big businesses while we the people are left with rising food and energy bills as well as a stressful and disempowered life. So what is the solution? Continue reading

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Earth Day

Earth Day Special: Vandana Shiva and Maude Barlow on the Rights of Mother Earth Continue reading

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Swaraj: A Deeper Freedom

Gandhi identified modern civilisation as the real cause of loss of freedom. The ecological crisis, which is a result of industrialisation, is the most important aspect of civilisation. Industrialisation is based on fossil fuels, and fossi-fuel civilisation, which has given us climate chaos, is now threatening us with climate catastrophe. Continue reading

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