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Archive for November, 2013

QANTAS & VIRGIN GO AGAINST EACH OTHER AS RIVALS IN ACCC DEBATE

WHERE WILL THE BATTLE GO BETWEEN QANTAS & VIRGIN? Power struggle: Qantas and Virgin are going head to head. Photo: Getty Images The competition regulator is investigating Qantas Airways for potential ­misuse of market power in its ­increasingly bitter fight with arch-rival ­Virgin Australia, The Australian Financial Review reports. It is believed the Australian Competition […]

November 22nd, 2013
Topic: TRANSPORT SHIPPING AVIATION Tags: , , ,

POOFTER PARANOIA, SO WHAT ELSE COULD YOU CALL IT? GAY MARRIAGES ON THE AGENDA FOR CHRIST’S SAKE

Media laws, climate change and marriage equality will be topics raised and debated at the the Western Australian branch of the Liberal Party state conference this weekend. Saturday’s conference will be addressed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop followed by a keynote address by Premier Colin Barnett WA’s Young Liberals will […]

November 8th, 2013
Topic: SEXUALITY Tags: , , , ,

RICHARD GOYDER & COLES DEFENSE ON THE STAND THAT FARMERS HAVE ON SUPERMARKETS

COLES SUPERMARKETS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM THAT FARMERS THINK Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder has mounted a spirited defense of the Perth-based conglomerate’s supermarket business Coles at the company’s annual general meeting saying it was too simplistic to blame all of the ills of the nation’s farming and food sectors on the way the chain interacted […]

November 7th, 2013
Topic: SUPERMARKETS Tags: ,

NEW LIBERAL GOVERNMENT TO CUT BACK ON 500,000 HOMES FOR NATIONAL BROADBAND

NEW POLITICIANS CUTTING BACK BIG TIME ON NBN IN AUSTRALIA Construction areas will be kept from the public after rollout details were stripped from NBN Co’s website. Ready for Service dates have been revoked for more than 500,000 premises. Last year NBN Co published its rollout plan for the next three years, with details of […]

November 5th, 2013
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS IT, NATIONAL INTEREST, POLITICS PARLIAMENT Tags: None

ANIMALS AUSTRALIA GROUP ACTIVE IN THE CAUSE OF ANIMAL WELFARE

ABC LANDLINE ARTICLE ABOUT ANIMALS AUSTRALIA PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: Farm lobby groups certainly think they had a big win recently when they pressured Coles and Animals Australia into dropping an in-store shopping bag promotion on animal welfare. But it might be a case of “Be careful what you wish for”, since Animals Australia have now […]

November 5th, 2013
Topic: Alpaca, ANIMALS & STOCK, Bats, Birds, Cattle, Crocodiles, Dogs, Domestic animals, Fish, Goats, Horses, Kangaroos, Milking cows, Pigs, Platypus, Poultry, Rodents, Sheep, Turtles, Wild animals Tags: , , , , ,

CITRUS INDUSTRY IN AUSTRALIA & EXPORTING-AN ARTICLE FROM ABC LANDLINE

CITRUS DISCUSSED AS A VIABLE SECTION OF THE AG SCENE IN AUSTRALIA PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: We hear a lot about the huge potential of China. But for many exporters, it remains just that: potential. Not so for some of the nation’s orange growers, where there’s been a huge surge in exports to China. It’s welcome […]

November 5th, 2013
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, IMPORT EXPORT Tags: , , , , , , ,

GIANT EXTINCT MEAT EATING PLATYPUS DISCOVERED IN NORTH QUEENSLAND

THE UNEARTHING OF A GIANT EXTINCT PLATYPUS IN NORTH QUEENSLAND An extinct species of giant, toothed platypus, about a metre in length, has been discovered and identified in far north-west Queensland, using a single tooth. The lower molar, originally unearthed in the Riversleigh world heritage fossil area near Mount Isa, could have stayed hidden in […]

November 4th, 2013
Topic: Platypus Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,