Monthly archives: February, 2020

‘Neglected’ democracy vulnerable to authoritarian rule in era of disinformation, Labor’s Tim Watts says

Rebuilding public trust in free media, civil society and parliaments is critical for national security, he says Source: ‘Neglected’ democracy vulnerable to authoritarian rule in era of disinformation, Labor’s Tim Watts says Yup, toxic propaganda, media moguls and the easily influenced … which includes those who have pretensions to intelligence but regurgitate the political clap …

Angus Taylor to announce shift in climate investment away from wind and solar | Australia news | The Guardian

Hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, lithium and advanced livestock feed supplements to be at heart of Coalition’s technology roadmap Source: Angus Taylor to announce shift in climate investment away from wind and solar | Australia news | The Guardian Transparent effort by corrupt government to perpetuate centralised corporate control of energy. Liberal Nationals want to …

Who are the 75 Australian ‘scientists and professionals’ who say there is no climate emergency? – Fact Check – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

“The claims contradict or misrepresent the evidence uncovered by geoscientists, failing to provide support for its conclusions downplaying the threat of climate change. The letter claims, for example, that climate models ignore the benefits of increased CO2on plant growth. This is false, as many climate models simulate the response of vegetation to increased CO2— and …

Infrastructure Australia backs ‘cycling superhighways’ proposal for Melbourne suburbs – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Infrastructure Australia says hundreds of kilometres of cycling superhighways should be built in Melbourne in the next five years, as the advisory body pushes for a national focus on water supply in the face of drought and climate change. Source: Infrastructure Australia backs ‘cycling superhighways’ proposal for Melbourne suburbs – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) …

Family of man shot dead by police in Brisbane CBD call for better support of mental health patients – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The family of a man shot dead by police in Brisbane’s CBD on Sunday says he had been suffering from schizophrenia for the last three years and didn’t receive enough support. Source: Family of man shot dead by police in Brisbane CBD call for better support of mental health patients – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting …

Anti-Greta: Far-right groups trying to turn teenager into climate change-denying version of Greta Thunberg | The Independent

A 19-year-old German climate change [pseudo]sceptic who has been described by her supporters as “the antidote to Greta Thunberg”, is gaining support from right-wing organisations, including Germany’s far-right party AfD party, and a think tank with links to The White House. Source: Anti-Greta: Far-right groups trying to turn teenager into climate change-denying version of Greta …