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Darling Downs schoolgirl’s post on drought goes viral

A DARLING Downs schoolgirl has used a heart-breaking story of a drought-affected farmer pushed to the point of suicide to argue why the government needs to support rural people. Luci Bain’s post about an Australian farmer went viral and has been shared more than 25,000 times. She started by writing about a farmer with no […]

July 16th, 2016
Topic: CHARITIES CAUSES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, PEOPLE, SUICIDES Tags: , ,

Bender family says 1000 pigs died from pollution caused by Linc Energy

The family of George Bender have blamed the deaths of 1000 pigs on pollution caused by Linc Energy’s underground coal gasification project at Chinchilla. The Bender family’s submission to the Senate inquiry into CSG regulation showed graphic images of animals affected at their piggery, which was run by George Bender up until his suicide last […]

April 11th, 2016
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, DEATHS GRIEF MOURNING, ENERGY PRODUCTION, FARM PROPERTIES, INJUSTICES, MINING OIL GAS, Pigs, POLLUTION, Queensland, STRANGE WIERD ODD, SUICIDES, UNDERGROUND Tags: , , , ,

India’s Deadliest Epidemic for Farmers

More than 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves since agriculture was liberalized. On May 14, Ramnariam Barma woke up determined to end his life. He had long been pondering this decision, and the government’s refusal to compensate him for the loss of his harvest was the straw that broke the camel’s back. “We had been […]

October 22nd, 2015
Topic: DEATHS GRIEF MOURNING, DROUGHTS FLOODS, SUICIDES Tags: , ,