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- Gerrit (6:17 am): BJ, Or maybe we should call you Bishop BJ? Your evangelical seal is showing...
- bjchip (5:01 am): Sorry Roman, I have examined the source, looked at the calculations and then...
- Trevor29 (12:45 am): One of Huntly’s problems is that coal (or wood) fired power stations...
- Trevor29 (11:40 pm): That would be the same GRACE data that lead to this conclusion:...
- Gerrit (10:30 pm): Solkta, Kiribati is sinking into the sea due to over population and...
- solkta (9:39 pm): http://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rangitoto_Island Rangitoto was formed by a...
- solkta (9:31 pm): Some people who would disagree with Gerrit’s “observations&...
- Gerrit (9:02 pm): solkta, I guess 800 years since Rangitoto lifted itself from the Hauraki Gulf...
- solkta (8:55 pm): oh gee, dave has found his sense of humour. How funny.
- solkta (8:49 pm): That is why we love the Hauraki Gulf, peaceful, stable, clean, green and...
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Julia Gillard Archive
Asylum seekers deserve respect, dignity and compassion - by Jan Logie
The announcement that New Zealand will take 150 refugees per year from Australia’s offshore detention centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea is good news for those refugees. They will be able to leave what the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has called “harsh” conditions with a “lack of clear and […] read moreFebruary 12, 2013 11:07 am - 19 Comments
Australia gets real on carbon emissions - by frog
Big congratulations go out to our Aussie Green cousins for their very successful negotiations with the Gillard govt to introduce a price on carbon! read moreJuly 11, 2011 6:02 am - 125 Comments
Dalai Lama raises spirits in Christchurch - by Keith Locke
Realising Cantabrians could do with a moral boost the Dalai Lama altered his schedule and fitted in a talk in Christchurch before his Australian tour. The Canterbury Arena was packed for the event. The only sour note was from the Chinese Embassy, which approached our government after they heard about the visit. Presumably, as they […] read moreJune 9, 2011 5:20 pm - 2 Comments
National Standards race to nowhere - by Catherine Delahunty
Yesterday, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited our Parliament and promoted free trade agreements with all the fervour of the faithful. This position was predictable, but less well known is her stance on education. Julia is the leader who imposed the Australian version of National Standards on Australian schools against the wishes of the teachers’ unions. read moreFebruary 17, 2011 10:31 am - 21 Comments
Here’s John Armstrong’s view on Julia Gillard addressing Parliament, as published in the NZ Herald this morning. Greens’ vigilance on Gillard merits praise – John Armstrong The Greens have got some unwarranted stick for blocking Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard from addressing Parliament while it is officially in session. They were right to do so. […] read moreFebruary 15, 2011 10:17 am - 8 Comments
The decision of Independent MPs Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor to support Labor has given Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard the numbers to govern. Their decision follows those of the sole Green Party House of Representatives MP Adam Bandt and former Tasmanian Green Andrew Wilkie (who was elected as an independent) to also support Labor […] read moreSeptember 7, 2010 6:41 pm - 10 Comments