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EPA Report on Coal Seam Gas: You should be ‘fracking’ concerned

Originally posted on Real News Australia:
The EPA (USA) has just released their assessment of “Fracking” and its impact on water resources and it’s not pretty.? By General Maddox. Massive amounts of controversy still surrounds the unconventional gas mining industry. The procedure for extracting natural gas (methane) from the Earth is called hydraulic fracturing otherwise…

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Updated: US official ‘misspoke’ about sending B-1 bombers and surveillance planes to Australia

After US defence official David Shear told a Congressional hearing B-1 bombers and surveillance aircraft would soon be based in Australia as a deterrent to what America described as China’s “destabilising effect” in the region, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he has been assured this is not the case.

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The Psychological State of the State

Originally posted on Real News Australia:
Societal Stockholm Syndrome – How the psychopathic nature of the nanny state came to nurture our state of mind. By General Maddox. http://www.RealNewsAustralia.com With the election over, apart from a few squabbling electorates demanding recounts, Australia’s two-party system has continued to devolve to resemble a mongrel mix of zealous…

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Australia’s defence forces to be maintained at battle-ready status

Australia’s new Defence Minister, David Johnston, says he wants to keep the military battle-ready for further possible conflicts in the unstable Middle East and south Asia. Senator Johnston said that after 14 years of involvement in overseas conflicts from East Timor to Afghanistan, the Australian Defence Force had a strong fighting momentum that should not […]

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Australian science prepares for pandemic

Australian researchers are joining forces with scientists overseas to prepare for the next human pandemic. A new SARS-like virus has emerged in the Middle East and killed 45 people, and in China a new strain of bird flu is killing people instead of chickens. CSIRO Biosecurity Flagship Director Gary Fitt will tell Australia’s leading biosecurity […]

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Data Retention goes back to drawing board

The Parliamentary Committee examining the Government’s controversial national security reforms has recommended that the data retention segments of the reforms go through the committee process once again and criticised the Attorney-General’s Department for the cloak of secrecy it has hung around the issue. In May last year the Federal Government unveiled a wide-reaching program to […]

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‘Kill the poor to balance budget’

An article responding to the government’s planned super changes targeting the wealthy, has recommended killing off the poorest 20 per cent of Australians as an alternate way to balance the nation’s budget. “A modest cull would strike at the root of our fiscal dilemma,” suggested author Toby Ralph in his piece titled “Kill the poor” […]

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OPPT, Banks, Governments, Corporations and You

Originally posted on Real News Australia:
By General Maddox. As much as it’s tracking and tracing what you do online, you’ve gotta love social media. Why? Well the main reason it was set up to begin with was to bring people closer together and communicate more freely. This is how i came to stumble upon…

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Is the Australian Foreign Minister a Spy?

On Monday, the Australian newspaper, The Age, after going through 11,000 cables published by WikiLeaks, found that Carr had been briefing the US embassy since the 1970s on both the internal decision-making of the Australian government during the Whitlam Labor Government (1972-75) and internal workings of the Australian Labour Party. Bob Carr has been Australia’s […]

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Documents reveal government split on Data Retention

The department of broadband, communications and the digital economy pushed against a proposal from government spy agencies like ASIO to force telecommunications companies to store personal information on its customers for two or more years, internal documents reveal. The documents, released under Freedom of Information by the department last week, reveal a split between government […]

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