Tag: record

The LNP can’t see the difference – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Which is pretty cute, coming from the first government in this country’s history to have comprehensively betrayed Australia and its people. Think Abbott, Turnbull, Morrison; think destruction of the environment, the unprecedented damage done to the country’s essential river systems. Think the results of a Banking Royal Commission whose findings are apparently so dire that Morrison refuses to release them until he and his criminal spivs have had an extra three days to spin the story they will try to put to the population.

Think the decline of living standards for ordinary Australians as wages flatline and fail to keep up with rising prices and costs of living; think the huge increase of labour-hire companies who seem to prefer to have foreign visa-holders on their books instead of locals; think the sacking of Australian seafarers who have been replaced by cheap labour from overseas, and finally think the rhetoric around job creation in a landscape where anyone who works just one hour per week is considered ’employed’.

They never understood it, this mob. Worse, they never understood the difference between truth and untruth, or even why there ought to be any difference.

via The LNP can’t see the difference – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Carmichael coal mine magnate Gautam Adani: from school dropout to $12bn empire

The Adani Power plant inside the special economic zone near Tragadi Bander on the Kutch Coast of India.

As a result, says the energy consultant Tim Buckley, “Adani is getting exactly the same sort of treatment from Australian politicians to that which he is used to back in India. He has been offered a $1 billion subsidised loan from the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility [NAIF], and a $600 million royalty holiday and free water from Queensland taxpayers. And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ve now learnt that the Queensland Government has compulsorily acquired prime agricultural land to make way for the Adani railway. It’s farcical.”

Carmichael coal mine magnate Gautam Adani: from school dropout to $12bn empire

Fact check scorecard: How does Tony Abbott’s record of claims and promises stack up? – Fact Check – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Now that Tony Abbott’s time as prime minister and leader of the Liberal Party is over, how does his record of claims and promises stack up?

Source: Fact check scorecard: How does Tony Abbott’s record of claims and promises stack up? – Fact Check – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Revealed: how Indigenous Australian storytelling accurately records sea level rises 7,000 years ago | Australia news | The Guardian

Distinctive ‘cross-checking’ tradition helps explain extraordinary accuracy in 21 stories about dramatic sea level rises between 7,000 and 18,000 years ago

Source: Revealed: how Indigenous Australian storytelling accurately records sea level rises 7,000 years ago | Australia news | The Guardian