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Torrential rain hits 18 normally driest countries in Africa: 1.5m people affected; linked to ocean temp-rise

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

Months of torrential rain devastated 18 of the poorest and normally driest countries in Africa, and meteorologists expected more of the same, reported The Age (21/9/2007, p.11). Read the rest of this entry »

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Gunns wants 2 million GMt/a of hardwood supply from native forests for its Tas pulp mill

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

As at June 2005, there was a total of 403,256 hectares of gazetted Private Timber Reserves. In addition, excluding Gunns’ owned or managed plantation estate on private land, there was 50,000ha of hardwood plantation and 76,000ha of softwood plantation on private land in Tasmania, reported erisk.net (2/4/2007). Read the rest of this entry »

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Labor supports sending Putin-Howard APEC agreement to Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade for examination

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

Labor supported the reference of the agreement to provide Australian uranium to Russia to the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, said Labor Senator George Campbell in the Commonwealth Senate on 17 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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No ethical framework considered for uranium export deal with Russia; profits only motive, says Greens Senator

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

It was foolhardy in the extreme for Australia to put profits from uranium sales ahead of global security, and that was precisely what was going on with the Australia-Russia Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, said Greens Senator Christine Milne in the Commonwealth Senate on 17 September 200 . Read the rest of this entry »

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Putin power grab: at least 14 journalists murdered, electoral laws changed, human rights trampled: Greens Senator wants Australia to exert pressure

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

An appalling pattern was emerging in Russia, said Greens Senator Christine Milne in the Commonwealth Senate on 17 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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Australia-Russia Nuclear Cooperation Agreement referred to Senate Committee

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

Greens Senator Christine Milne in the Commonwealth Senate on 17 September 2007 moved a referral questioning the impact of the Australia-Russia Nuclear Cooperation Agreement signed on 7 September 2007 to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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Greenhouse reporting bill process botched: no consultation, no time, no proper consideration says Labor

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Bill 2007 had several shortcomings, said Labor MP Peter Garrett in the Commonwealth House of Representatives on 12 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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Peak Pool Prices by State, in the NEW top 2pc Percentile Price (A$)

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

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EU-ETS design seems to have satisfied interests of energy producers at the cost of energy consumers: GHG allowances at no cost

Posted by gmarkets on 27 September, 2007

The Euro­pean Commission has not been able to align the interests of all affected industries and the design of the EU-ETS particularly seemed to have satisfied the inter­ests of energy producers at the cost of energy con­sumers, wrote J Pinkse and A Kolk in European Management Journal (27/9/2007).

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Fed Govt leases five-star green tower in North Sydney for ASIO, as its funding rises to $447m/yr

Posted by gmarkets on 27 September, 2007

The Federal Government has leased a major slice of Mirvac’s 101 Miller Street tower in North Sydney, space understood to be earmarked for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, wrote Robert Harley in The Australian Financial Review (27/9/2007, p.61).

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