Keywords: kaldor centre for international refugee law simon bradshaw oxfam australia jane madam As natural disasters displace record numbers, Australia is being warned to put plans in place. Max C... http://winstonclose.me/2015/06/02/australia-may-need-special-visas-as-climate-change-disasters-on-steroids-rock-the-pacific-written-by-max-chalmers/
In another sign that El Niño is gaining strength and could soak California this winter, sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean have increased to their highest level so far this year, slightly higher than the mark set by the largest El Niño on record in 1997. The summer of 1997 was the prelude to the largest El Niño event on record. Storms that winter brought widespread flooding and mudslides, causing 17 deaths and more than half a billion dollars of damage. #Weather #ElNino
UN subcommittee on the prevention of torture says that, given the number of people being held on Nauru, a permanent observer based on the island is needed The Australian offshore processing centre,... http://winstonclosepolitics.com/nauru-detention-centre-should-have-an-independent-monitor-un-inspectors-say-written-by-paul-farrell/
How three experienced Herald Sun reporters used deception and trickery to distort the critical closure of remote Aboriginal communities issue into a narrative of ‘commuter chaos’. Mark Pearce repo... https://independentaustralia.net/australia/australia-display/how-many-journos-does-it-take-to-run-the-msm-aboriginal-smear-machine,7665
Maurice Newman, chairman of Tony Abbott’s business advisory council, says UN is using debunked climate change science to impose authoritarian rule. The Australian prime minister’s chief business adviser has accused the United Nations of using...
18 MAY 2015 As Labor and the Coalition edge towards an agreement, the renewables industry is prepared to take a hit to return certainty to the target. Thom Mitchell reports. A deal on the Renewable... http://winstonclose.me/2015/05/18/ret-deal-wood-waste-now-the-burning-issue-written-by-thom-mitchell/