Silences in the boom: coal seam gas and neoliberalism

[Editor's Note: Combined here is an extract from an article published in the Journal of Political Ecology and a talk given by one of the authors, Ack Mercer, at Brisbane Free Uni. The article text below originally contained some references that I have removed. Thnx to brisbane free uni who put on this talk by … Continue reading Silences in the boom: coal seam gas and neoliberalism

Award Modernisation – WorkChoices revisited

Industrial Relations Laws enacted by the Newman government have been described as “WorkChoices for Queensland”. The laws strip back Awards, contain significant attacks on public sector and local government employees and allow the employer to take away the right to protected industrial action. The changes will have an adverse impact upon the lives of many … Continue reading Award Modernisation – WorkChoices revisited

Homeless in Perth

Good people, from Gerry Attached is a photo of 4 of the children with me last night in Perth's outskirts, in bush off a major highway. This family of six school aged children, grandmother and father have been homeless for three months since coming to Perth from near the NT border to give the kids … Continue reading Homeless in Perth

nda against docs removals of aboriginal children

on monday 26 may, 2014 a national day of action has been called for by the grannies from gunnedah, stics and other support groups, including isja. whilst the rally is called for in sydney we know that not everyone who has been eviscerated by the department of community services (docs) or the department of family … Continue reading nda against docs removals of aboriginal children

“Saying ‘Sorry’ doesn’t mean you still take our children”

Sorry Day events in Brisbane Monday, 26 May 2014 11 am Rally Parliament House, George Street 12.30 pm March to DOCS at 111 George Street 2 pm Forum & Yarning, New Farm Neighbourhood Centre 967 Brunswick Street, New Farm http://youtu.be/nF8nnpcslRY Brisbane Sovereign Grannies Group The inaugural meeting of the Brisbane Sovereign Grannies group was held … Continue reading “Saying ‘Sorry’ doesn’t mean you still take our children”