Sign petition EN0264 by John McLean – Australia to follow the lead of the USA and immediately withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement – come on it is easy to do takes a minute or two only requires your name & email – have your say – be counted.
Just saw this on Stuff – First-of-its-kind case as student takes Government to court over climate change 23 Jun 2017 – can any Kiwis translate? BP says NZ emissions are 35.2 million t CO2 compared to World 33,432 million t – which I make 0.1053% I doubt if anything the NZ Govt. could do would affect climate. I wonder who is financing the case – is there a risk over costs? Will Govt. run dead?
From Canada – Resolute Forest Products sues Greenpeace 31 May 2017
Resolute Forest Products Inc filed a racketeering lawsuit against Greenpeace and some of its associates for its campaign criticizing the company’s forestry practices.
From BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2017 – but not falling in Australia?? – what a truly bungled and mismanaged sucker country we have become.
Australian gas prices from Finkel review
A must see show for those interested in politics but too much for one show – many leads calling out for further investigations and we hope future episodes. This ABC online news article covers most but not all issues raised. ASIO investigation targets Communist Party links to Australian political system. I learnt a few things – that the resignation of NSW Labor Upper House MP Eric Roozendaal lead to appointing Ernest Wong – noted fund-raiser for Labor – to the NSW Upper House. Eric Roozendaal resigned after his wife was supplied with a cut price new Honda by connections to Eddie Obeid in a byzantine series of deals but eventually ICAC gave up trying to prove corruption.
Starting Nov 2015 I blogged six times on the stupidity of leasing the Port of Darwin to the Chinese company Landbridge.
Four Corners tracks the role of Andrew Robb former senior Federal cabinet minister who negotiated the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Dr Huang donated the Robb campaign $100K for 2013 election. Robb meets the boss of Landbridge – Robb resigned just before the 2 July 2016 Federal Election and Four Corners says that from 1 July 2016 has a job with Landbridge at an eye watering $880,000 per year. In another age courtiers could have lost their heads for far less.
A tiny little opportunity to make your view count thanks to Bernard Gaynor.
For years now the BoM have had this link to Indigenous Weather Knowledge in the far bottom right corner of their home page. I have not noticed the content change over time.
Issues around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ATSIP) are much in the news lately with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, the meeting at Uluru and talk of Constitutional Recognition, Treaties and special ATSIP representative bodies. I get the impression that ATSIP political content does not change much over time either – the main theme can be boiled down to – we want more money.
Do not read beyond here if you might be offended by views not in favour of Constitutional Recognition and Treaties. Continue reading Indigenous Weather Knowledge
A Kiwi sent me these stunning details of funding available through NZ Dept of Justice to pay for High Court applications under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011. The 5 page pdf can be downloaded but the Table of dollars on tap to claim (larger vers) is worth posting. Clearly Govt payouts could total many $millions over years. I posted below on – Now 550+ legal claims on New Zealand coast and seas by Maori organizations
‘Dragon skin ice’ filmed off Antarctica as scientists study winter behaviour of region’s waters 6 May 2017