Mandatory fluoridation in Queensland scrapped

The mandatory addition of fluoride to Queensland water supplies will abolished today following an overwhelming response to a e-petition entitled ‘Ending the practice of fluoridation of Queensland’s water supplies’ on the website of the Queensland Government. The petition, initially started by Robbie Hook, soon gathered the support of Liz Cunningham MP, and began gaining momentum throughout

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Channel 7 under fire

13 year old Molly Lord was killed in a Quad bike accident at Kembla Grange, near Wollongong, 12 days ago, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald. However, news has emerged that a Channel 7 News reporter was at the scene of the accident just minutes after it happened, searching for a story, while Molly

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The expansion of Australian intelligence powers

The telephone and internet data of every Australian will be retained for up to two years and intelligence agencies would be given increased access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, under a suite of new proposals from Australia’s intelligence community. Revealed in a discussion paper released by the Attorney-General’s Department, the more

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Ethan Nash’s open letter to Julia Gillard about GM Wheat in Australia

GM Wheat in Australia. Photo: SOR Dear PM Julia Gillard, I am deeply concerned that the Australian Government is selling a ‘patent’ on our daily bread to foreign biotech corporations. Genetically modified (GM) wheat has been released across five Australian states and territories, and the CSIRO says that GM bread will be on Australian supermarket

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ASIO is spying on groups that campaign against Coal Mining

Australia’s leading counter-terrorism agency has been providing intelligence to the federal government on environmental groups that campaign against coal mining. The Australia Security Intelligence Organisation’s politically sensitive monitoring of the campaigners comes after Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson warned that protests at power stations and coal export terminals could have ”life-threatening” consequences and ”major

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