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MD of the ABC, Mark Scott, and Zacky Mallah both love free speech.

  Zacky Mallah posted on Twitter in January 2015 Australia has two decent whores Rita Pahini and Miranda Divine (sic) Both need to be gangbanged on the Sunrise desk. #freedomofspeech love it.’This person was selected to put his question on Q&A on the 22nd June.

The Australian Conservation Foundation votes for concentration of power in the hands of the Board

The background is covered in the previous post Proposals for stifling of democracy in the Australian Conservation Foundation. I attended the Special General Meeting of the ACF on the 26 June where the proposals were narrowly carried. 

Proposals for stifling of democracy in the Australian Conservation Foundation

Proposed changes to the ACF Constitution are designed to concentrate power in the Board and reduce the input of members. The elected ACF Council will be only an advisory body.

 

Australians are not willing to fix budget deficits.

Popularity in the polls soared after the Coalition brought down a Budget which scarcely paid lip service to fixing the deficit long term. Most of the new cost cutting measures were housekeeping.The deficit will be smaller in 2015/16 than the current year, not much smaller if controversial measures are rejected by the Senate. 

A well attended debate on Population Growth at the Wheeler Centre,in Melbourne

 

The Wheeler Centre, which organizes debates in Melbourne on crucial issues, held a well attended one on Population Growth on May 13. There were four speakers presenting a variety of views, ably chaired by Madeleine Morris, a reporter for ABC 7:30.

Opportunities to express an opinion on high immigration.

 There are two new opportunities for Australians to have a say on issues relating to our current high levels of net overseas immigration.

The Fenner Conference on the Environment, sponsored by the Australian Academy of Science, is reviewed by William Lines

On my bookshelves sit a dozen or more books on population in Australia. And now comes Sustainable Futures: Linking Population, Resources and the Environment*, edited by Jenny Goldie and Katherine Betts, in which experts bring you up-to-date on every facet of  the pressures created by Australia’s population expansion.

A novel way to promote Australian made goods. Rosella relaunched as truly Australian made.

Wayne Wildes writes on searching for Australian Made - the need for an Australin Made aisle

Each week I travel to my local supermarket to purchase my food and groceries. I search through the almost limitless aisles picking out each of my items as I go, attempting to find Australian owned / made products in preference to the imports. I pay a little extra for my shopping at the check out, but I prefer Australian made/owned wherever possible for several reasons.

A bit more, and that’s enough, on the history of Malcolm Fraser

 The Fraser article attracted a lot of comments, some pointing out connections which appear odd at first sight

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