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→  May 20, 2012

Latest news – National Revised carbon offset standard (NCOS) released for carbon markets The federal government has released a revised National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS), allowing Australian businesses to offset their products with pollution reduction under the Governments Carbon Farming Initiative. The Australian Government introduced the NCOS on 1 July 2010 to ensure national consistency […]

→  May 10, 2012

To view this content you need Flash and Javascript enabled in your browser. Please download Flash from the Adobe download website. 11:56am UK, Thursday May 10, 2012 Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced a U-turn over Britain’s new fighter jets for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers because of “unacceptable cost growth and project delays”. […]

→  April 21, 2012

The Barnett Government caved in yesterday to a furious backlash from pensioners in State housing and agreed not to snatch a quarter of the carbon tax compensation the Federal Government will pay them from next month. The WA Council on the Ageing last night welcomed the decision but criticised the State Government for worrying pensioners […]

Radical Qatada Blocks Deportation With Appeal →  April 18, 2012

The Government is locked in dispute with lawyers representing the alleged terrorist agitator Abu Qatada over the meaning of “three months” – arguing that he has missed a deadline for an appeal against his extradition to Jordan. The Home Office claims his appeal to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), […]

Fuel Tanker Drivers’ Leaders Reject Deal →  April 18, 2012

The drivers’ representatives are keen to return to Acas, possibly as early as Thursday. Sky’s chief political correspondent Jon Craig said: “As one source put it to me, don’t go reaching for your jerry cans just yet because they do want to go back to Acas. “And they want to do it with some urgency, […]

→  April 15, 2012

TWEED Shire Council’s headquarters, currently in Murwillumbah, may be on the move. TWEED Shire Council will impose higher rates and charges to offset the impact of the Federal Government’s carbon tax on its budget. But Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot says government compensation will outweigh the costs of carbon pricing in nine out of every […]

→  April 12, 2012

A first-of-its-kind project in Brazil is rewarding an indigenous tribe for keeping their forest in tact, preserving their way of life and creating a model for how to preserve rainforests. The 1300-member Paiter-Surui is the world’s first indigenous tribe to earn carbon credits for their forest. Because their forests absorb carbon dioxide, they will get […]

→  April 7, 2012

To view this content you need Flash and Javascript enabled in your browser. Please download Flash from the Adobe download website. 1:08pm UK, Saturday April 07, 2012 Teachers have voted to escalate industrial action, including strikes, over pay and pensions. Delegates at the NASUWT’s annual conference in Birmingham passed a resolution which said it was […]

→  March 30, 2012

To view this content you need Flash and Javascript enabled in your browser. Please download Flash from the Adobe download website. 6:49am UK, Friday March 30, 2012 Sales of unleaded petrol were up 172% yesterday as talks to deal with a potential fuel driver strike get under way. The Retail Motor Industry Federation – which […]

→  March 27, 2012

In the past few days we have seen two states, Victoria and Queensland, announce cut-backs on action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They have been able to justify this by pointing out, correctly, that their actions would not cut Australia’s overall greenhouse gas emissions beyond the national target. The Commonwealth Government’s Clean Energy Future scheme […]