Lachlan Barker 1 June 2015 The Peak Downs/Saraji open cut coal mine in Queensland. This scar on the Earth is 50 kilometres long and clearly the rehab bill for this is well into the billions (Image ... http://winstonclose.me/2015/06/01/who-will-pay-the-more-than-17-8-billion-mining-rehabilitation-bill-written-by-lachlan-barker/

Lachlan Barker 1 June 2015 The Peak Downs/Saraji open cut coal mine in Queensland. This scar on the Earth is 50 kilometres long and clearly the rehab bill for this is well into the billions (Image ... http://winstonclose.me/2015/06/01/who-will-pay-the-more-than-17-8-billion-mining-rehabilitation-bill-written-by-lachlan-barker/

May 28, 2015 In an almost unbelievable report released on the 18th of May, the International Monetary Fund has shown that subsidies for fossil fuel companies have reached $10 million dollars a minu... http://winstonclose.me/2015/05/29/fossil-fuel-subsidies-and-free-market-hypocrisy-written-by-rob-marsh/

May 28, 2015 In an almost unbelievable report released on the 18th of May, the International Monetary Fund has shown that subsidies for fossil fuel companies have reached $10 million dollars a minu... http://winstonclose.me/2015/05/29/fossil-fuel-subsidies-and-free-market-hypocrisy-written-by-rob-marsh/

Common Dreams 3 June 2015, 9:30am 1 (Image via @ExposeTPP) United Nations experts issue a grim warning about threats to food, water, health and life over international 'trade' agreements negotiated... http://winstonclose.me/2015/06/03/un-experts-warn-of-threats-posed-by-secretive-trade-deals-such-as-the-tpp-written-by-common-dreams/

Common Dreams 3 June 2015, 9:30am 1 (Image via @ExposeTPP) United Nations experts issue a grim warning about threats to food, water, health and life over international 'trade' agreements negotiated... http://winstonclose.me/2015/06/03/un-experts-warn-of-threats-posed-by-secretive-trade-deals-such-as-the-tpp-written-by-common-dreams/

THE SMILING ASSASSIN ? ( Winston Close) Tuesday, 2 June 2015 The Abbott Government has confirmed it is preparing to rip another $1.3 billion out of the Health Budget, but is refusing to say what ar... http://winstonclose.me/2015/06/02/nash-confirms-another-1-3-billion-of-health-cuts-coming-written-by-catherine-king-federal-member-for-ballarat-shadow-minister-for-health/

THE SMILING ASSASSIN ? ( Winston Close) Tuesday, 2 June 2015 The Abbott Government has confirmed it is preparing to rip another $1.3 billion out of the Health Budget, but is refusing to say what ar... http://winstonclose.me/2015/06/02/nash-confirms-another-1-3-billion-of-health-cuts-coming-written-by-catherine-king-federal-member-for-ballarat-shadow-minister-for-health/

The Abbott Government’s determination to prop up Big Coal has left Australia a long way behind global trends on renewable energy. Thom Mitchell reports. State government anger at the Abbott Governm... http://winstonclose.me/2015/05/21/abbott-fiddles-while-coal-burns-renewable-energy-jobs-have-boomed-overseas-and-then-theres-australia-written-by-thom-mitchell/

The Abbott Government’s determination to prop up Big Coal has left Australia a long way behind global trends on renewable energy. Thom Mitchell reports. State government anger at the Abbott Governm... http://winstonclose.me/2015/05/21/abbott-fiddles-while-coal-burns-renewable-energy-jobs-have-boomed-overseas-and-then-theres-australia-written-by-thom-mitchell/

Remember the old saying ‘sticks and stone may break my bones, but names will never hurt me’? It’s time Australian voters worried less about the stupid, insensitive, nasty, judgemental, heartless, shameless, inaccurate, bigoted, moronic, offensive things Abbott and members of his government say and focus more of what these words show us about these peoples’… http://theaimn.com/sticks-and-stones-break-bones/

Remember the old saying ‘sticks and stone may break my bones, but names will never hurt me’? It’s time Australian voters worried less about the stupid, insensitive, nasty, judgemental, heartless, shameless, inaccurate, bigoted, moronic, offensive things Abbott and members of his government say and focus more of what these words show us about these peoples’… http://theaimn.com/sticks-and-stones-break-bones/

As a child of apartheid South Africa, another regime that was “sick of being lectured by the UN”, Vanessa Dodd says she knows one day she'll be asked what she did to fight for refugee rights. Here... https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/where-the-political-becomes-personal-inside-immigration-detention,7743

As a child of apartheid South Africa, another regime that was “sick of being lectured by the UN”, Vanessa Dodd says she knows one day she'll be asked what she did to fight for refugee rights. Here... https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/where-the-political-becomes-personal-inside-immigration-detention,7743

Why is it that when public debt reaches 30 per cent of GDP, the government cries fiscal emergency, but when private debt passes 200 per cent it doesn’t rate a mention? Should we stop looking for... https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/public-v-private-debt-which-is-the-real-emergency,7741

Why is it that when public debt reaches 30 per cent of GDP, the government cries fiscal emergency, but when private debt passes 200 per cent it doesn’t rate a mention? Should we stop looking for... https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/public-v-private-debt-which-is-the-real-emergency,7741

May 21st, 2015  Behind the battle over who is tougher on boat people, lies the tragedy of a boat stranded at sea for 4 months, pushed back by 3 countries. When the 677 survivors were finally rescue... http://winstonclose.me/2015/05/22/show-of-support-on-friday-in-wollongong-for-the-rescued-boat-people-written-by-john-passant/

May 21st, 2015 Behind the battle over who is tougher on boat people, lies the tragedy of a boat stranded at sea for 4 months, pushed back by 3 countries. When the 677 survivors were finally rescue... http://winstonclose.me/2015/05/22/show-of-support-on-friday-in-wollongong-for-the-rescued-boat-people-written-by-john-passant/

Keith Davis reports that the March Australia NATIONAL WELFARE MARCH in July intends to do nothing less than change the social welfare landscape of this Nation. So far Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and a number of regional centres are joining together to march for social justice for the disadvantaged citizens of this country. This ‘peoples’ movement’… http://theaimn.com/the-welfare-declaration/

Keith Davis reports that the March Australia NATIONAL WELFARE MARCH in July intends to do nothing less than change the social welfare landscape of this Nation. So far Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and a number of regional centres are joining together to march for social justice for the disadvantaged citizens of this country. This ‘peoples’ movement’… http://theaimn.com/the-welfare-declaration/

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