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Tasmanian Greens leader Nick McKim introduced a private members bill on May 26. If passed, it will legalise euthanasia in the state.
The NSW budget was handed down on June 16. NSW state treasurer Eric Roozendaal tried to spin it as a “beacon of hope” for the state.
A visitor from Mars would have scratched their head raw about what big business is allowed to get away with in this country — especially by so-called Labor governments.
Citing the dubious need for Queensland to keep its AAA credit rating, on June 2 Premier Anna Bligh announced the state would sell off $15 billion of public assets.
One hundred New South Wales TAFE teachers packed the hall outside Wollongong Labor MP Noreen Hay’s office on June 17 to reject new plans from the Department of Education and Training (DET) to change TAFE teachers conditions.
Climate activists in Newcastle, already the world’s biggest coal port, have been campaigning to stop a planned upgrade. The upgrade will double the port’s coal export capacity and worsen climate change, they say.
A seminar at NSW Parliament House on June 16 discussed the current dire situation for Tamils in Sri Lanka and the need for the Rudd Labor government to step up and help protect human rights there.
Below is a statement from the Sydney G20 Solidarity Collective.
“Tasers are not the ’non-lethal’ weapons the QPS [Queensland Police Service] leadership claims”, former state MP and former police officer Peter Pyke told the media in April. He predicted a Queenslander would die in 2009 from a Taser.
Environmental author and commentator Clive Hamilton first compiled a list of Australia’s top greenhouse mafia dons in 2006.

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