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Archive for November, 2011

COMMUNITY VISAS FOR BOAT PEOPLE NOW ADVOCATED BY GOVERNMENT

BOAT PEOPLE DETAINEES TO BE GIVEN BRIDGING VISAS TO STAY Refugee groups welcomed Immigration Minister Chris Bowen’s announcement yesterday the Federal Government would wind back the inequitable treatment of asylum-seekers who arrive by boat and air. The first group of ”long-term” detainees – 27 men who have been detained for more than a year – […]

November 27th, 2011
Topic: BOATS MARINE, REFUGEES DETAINEES Tags: , , , , ,

IS NSW DRYING UP SOMETHING BIG TIME TO CREATE MAJOR FIRE RISKS

?NSW & THE DRIEST TIME IN DECADES POSES SEVERE FIRE RISKS Emergency services are expecting to face the worst fire conditions NSW has seen in 40 years this summer. NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons warned conditions could be extremely dangerous come the end of December. The state drenched with drought-breaking rains. He said […]

November 25th, 2011
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, FIRES FLOOD FAMINE, WEATHER Tags: , , , , , , ,

NEW AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN BANGKOK TO COST AUSTRALIAN TAXPAYERS $200M

Public Works Committee to scrutinise proposed new Australian Embassy in Bangkok @ the ost of $200,000,000 The Public Works Committee is holding a public hearing tomorrow in Canberra, for its inquiry into the proposed construction of a new Australian Embassy complex in Bangkok, Thailand. The complex would house numerous Government departments and is designed to […]

November 3rd, 2011
Topic: FEDERAL GOV SPENDING, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, POLITICS PARLIAMENT Tags: , , , , ,