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Stephen Mayne's Ten Media Reform points - as put to Judge Finkelstein 8 Nov 2011
Posted November 9th, 2011 by admin
Steven Mayne is a famous independent Australian political and economic reporter, founder of crikey.com and of the Mayne Report. Here he writes to the Australian Media Inquiry. "I was planning to open my submission with a crack at the Inquiry for not getting Rupert in to give evidence whilst he was in town, but there was no opportunity... Former Federal Court judge Ray Finkelstein was very much on the front foot leading the discussion and my session from 2-3pm this afternoon turned into an hour of combat, covering the ins and outs of the Murdoch empire, media regulation, corrections, licensing and media ethics."
Foreign students - hidden immigration victims
Posted November 8th, 2011 by Bandicoot
This article describes an example of the serious and
inhumane impact, in the form of crisis involving several individuals, and a
specific suburb and hospital system, of Australian immigration policy. The
government is maintaining a policy of high mass immigration contrary to the
wishes of the majority of citizens. Citizens have no useful outlet and no
effective parliamentary representation on this.
The mass media covers matters in a manner that keeps the arguments circular and without constructive democratic outlet. For this reason candobetter.net serves an important purpose in expressing peoples' views and in exposing the impacts of the government's undemocratic and environmentally and socially harmful policy.
Mother Nature Reveals Her Energy Descent Action Plan
Posted November 9th, 2011 by tim
It seems that we are under the impression that Mother Nature will award us points for effort. If we do our best and try living less unsustainably, she will forgive us our sins and let us stay in the game because, well, surely she realizes that we are something special---and should get special treatment. But the truth is, this lady is not for turning. She is one 'hard-ass', a referee that cannot be swayed by our histrionics or our pleading. We have got to understand that she has her own schedule, and will not hold up the train for us.
Why Climate Change Is Not My Focus
Posted November 8th, 2011 by tim
Let's assume that the AGW hypothesis is correct. Let's accept that man-made climate change is real and that it is serious. Very serious. Should it then be our prime focus? I would argue not.
Suzuki Lets Us Down Again---Environmental NGOs M.I.A. On October 31st
Posted November 6th, 2011 by tim
October 31st, 2011, was a "teachable" moment, one of those
moments that come so infrequently that they must therefore be seized and
exploited to the fullest extent to increase public awareness. That was the day
that, according to demographers, we reached an awful milestone, the day that our
species became 7 billion in number. If you expected David Suzuki to use that
event to highlight the problem of overpopulation, your expectations would have
been cruelly dashed. Dr. Suzuki instead chose to spout the Monbiot line.
Overpopulation is not the problem, you see. Its overconsumption by you know who.
See also: sinkinglifeboat.blogspot.com.