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By-election snapshot of how ALP will target Greens at national poll: Brisbane Central residents get warning against voting “Extreme Green”

Posted by gmarkets on 12 October, 2007

A by-election has given a snapshot of how the ALP would target the Greens at the national poll, with election material warning Brisbane Central residents of the perils of voting “Extreme Green” posted to thousands of homes this week, wrote Mark Ludlow in The Australian Financial Review (12/10/2007, p.15).

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Fledgling Climate Change Coalition runs high-profile candidates from industry and science in WA, NSW

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A former BHP Billiton executive would run for the fledgling Climate Change Coalition (CCC) on the West Australian Senate ticket, bolstering the profile of a party aiming to capitalise on growing concern about global warming, reported The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p.4). Read the rest of this entry »

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Health, water and drought the election issues for farmers; only 5.1pc view climate change as important election factor, Qld poll shows

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A special farmer-only poll revealed they believed Kevin Rudd would be the next Prime Minister of Australia, even though most said they would vote for the Coalition, wrote Lucy Skuthorp in Queensland Country Life (4/10/2007, p.11). Read the rest of this entry »

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Outraged Greens opt for open ticket as Labor and Coalition support Gunns

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

Federal Environmental Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was not appropriate for the commonwealth to assess the greenhouse gas emissions from individual projects, such as the proposed pulp mill in Tasmania, as this was better dealt with by a national emissions trading regime, reported The Australian Financial Review (5/10/2007, p. 10).

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Dry earth worse than dry skin: Greens book ads in fashion maga­zine in bid to lure new voters

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

The Australian Greens were booking ads in fashion, science and gardening maga­zines in a bid to lure new voters, wrote Simon Canning in The Australian (4/10/2007, p.34).

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Tasmanian pulp mill decision may help Greens secure Senate balance of power in 2007 election, says leader Bob Brown

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

Australian Greens’ leader Bob Brown was hoping the controversial Tasmanian pulp mill decision could help his party secure the prized balance of power in the Senate at the 2007 election, wrote John Kerin in The Australian Financial Review (8/10/2007, p.4).

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Richest 1pc of US farmers get 72pc of govt subsidies; cotton costs $US156,000 per farmer; global fishing subsidies hurt poor nations, ruin ecology

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

In the US, the richest 1 per cent of farmers got 72 per cent of the government payouts, and US cotton subsidies cost nearly $US4 billion, or $US156,000 a farmer, wrote Mike Moore in The Australian Financial Review (4/10/2007, p.63). Read the rest of this entry »

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Dirt flies as Nationals fight to hold on to mining-rich electorate of Dawson, Qld

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

According to Lachlan Heywood in The Courier Mail (26/9/2007, p.11), Queensland coal miners were unwillingly funding a climate-change campaign managed by a close friend and former adviser to Greens leader Bob Brown. Read the rest of this entry »

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Australia joins US-initiated Global Nuclear Energy Partnership at a meeting in Vienna on 16 Sep: plans to build build nuclear reactors

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Mark Bishop, Senator for Western Australia, Shadow Minister for Defence, Australian Labor Party, Commonwealth Senate, 18 September 2007 asked if “Australia to joining a group that will see nuclear fuel leased to countries, then returned to fuel suppliers for reprocessing and then potentially stored in other members’ countries?.. after the Liberal Party Federal Council, in June this year, overwhelmingly voted in support of establishing a nuclear waste dump in Australia to take spent fuel from other countries?”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Clear the decks: Greens outrage as Coalition and Labor combine in Senate majority to pass 33 Bills in three days

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

The role of the Senate as house of review was lost under last week’s rush, said Senator Bob Brown (Tasmania—Leader of the Australian Greens). Read the rest of this entry »

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