“If we don’t change direction soon,
we’ll end up where we’re heading”
— IEA Energy Outlook, 2011
Over the past five years, the Queensland government has spent over $6.9 billion subsidising port, rail, road and other infrastructure for the benefit of the fossil fuel industry.
This heavily subsidised industry is now taking jobs away from other sectors as the high Australian dollar, due to the mining boom, causes other sectors such as manufacturing to contract.… Go to Article
INVITATION to BOOK LAUNCH
SOLAR ELECTRICITY CONSUMER GUIDE
by TREVOR BERRILL
Book launch speaker:
John Grimes the CEO for Australia Solar Energy Society.
Date & Time:
30th June 2pm
Osprey House, Brisbane
RSVP Marcus Cundy-Cooper on mailto:mscc%40whichenergy.com.au
Advanced copies will be available for purchase at this event.
Books on sale in newsagents nationally from 1st July for eastern states, SA
and WA 4th July.… Go to Article
Will the Greens stop sand mining on Straddie and restore the land to the Quandamooka people?
During the federal election campaign Larissa Waters (elected as a QLD Senator) promised to stop the state government from allowing sand mining on North Stradbroke Island and to restore the land to its rightful owners, the Quandamooka people.… Go to Article
Here’s a short video by the ETU, on behalf of Tommy Sebasio.
Tommy, an Aboriginal electrician and key figure in his community of Bamaga, worked for Ergon Energy for 20 years, running the power and electricy network for the whole Northern Peninsula.
Tommy and ETU played a key role in highlighting the Safety and Enviroment issues in the Far North QLD, most of which are still outstanding.… Go to Article
On 5 August 2010 the National Press Club hosted a debate about sustainable population in Australia. Neither the Minister for Population & Agriculture, Tony Burke (ALP), nor the shadow Minister Scott Morrison (Lib) made any mention of the original inhabitants of Australia before colonization.
Neither politician even bothered to acknowledge the original owners of the lands that their policies are going to populate.… Go to Article
“Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground” — from ‘Fire and Rain’ by James Taylor.
We were reminded yesterday that the Australian people do not choose the Australian Prime Minister.
Kevin Rudd was elected as the member for Griffith by about 30 or 40 thousand people voting for him.… Go to Article
On 10 February 2010, Dr Tom Blees (an honorary doctorate), a former commercial fisherman ‘has given up fishin’ for fission’.
Tom Blees, standing over 2 metres tall, addressed an assortment of scientists, physics students and staff at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on how nuclear power is an answer to climate change.… Go to Article
Location: 69 Thomas St., West End
Dates/Time: Saturday, 17 Oct, 9am to 3.30pm
Sunday, 18 Oct, 9am to 1pm
Cost: $120 per person (cash only)
Ph. 07 3207 5077 or Mob 0400 177 283… Go to Article