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Sunday, 2 September 2007
Sunday free to air tv political talkies. Johns and Howard tell 'I took drugs/told lies my whole career'?
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: election Oz 2007

Picture: Recent press running in Sydney the biggest city and real star of upcoming APEC conference unfolding like a Raymond Chandler epic: Cops, drugs, killers (and that's just the politicians), civil strife promoted by vicious right wing press, helicopters, army bases. God knows what else. But we are struck by the similarities between John Howard (aka Rodent) and Joey Johns fallen star. Both sports tragics, both world beaters in their chosen field, both with serious moral worries. Whereas Joey admits he was a long time recreational drug user on a world class athletic frame, will Howard ever admit that he is a long time liar top performing machine politician?


Author’s general introductory note (skip this if you know this regular weekly column):



This is not a well packaged story. It’s a contemporaneous traverse of the Sunday television free to air political talkies indicating the agenda of Establishment interests: Better to know ones rivals and allies  in Big Politics and Big Media.



Indeed it’s the tv version monitoring task similar to what Nelson Mandela refers to here in his book Long Walk to Freedom (1994, Abacus) written in Robben Island prison (where he was meant to die like other African resister chiefs of history in the 19C), at page 208



“..newspapers are only a shadow of reality; their information is important to a freedom fighter not because it reveals the truth, but because it discloses the biases and perceptions of both those who produce the paper and those who read it.”



Just substitute ‘Sunday tv political talkie shows’ for "newspapers" in the quote above.



For actual transcripts go to web sites quoted below except with Riley Diary on 7. And note transcripts don’t really give you the image content value.



Media backgrounder 

The irony of the Joey Johns affair is not lost on the Big Meeja or this writer noticing the above mailout top right of the image on doorsteps through the inner city this weekend and costing million$. If Johns has been taking drugs for the last 10 years at the top of his sport, idolised by hundreds of thousands, isn't it a bit late to be doing mailouts? Hasn't the proverbial horse bolted in terms of social integration of drug use, and all that implies with organised crime, destroyed lives, and burden on the health budget? Is PM Howard's drug policies just another lie, another example of authoritarian populism to borrow a phrase from Quentin Dempster of Stateline NSW last Friday night. Education material but actually electioneering material?

Last week were sent these stickers by a confirmed Howard Hater:

As we watch the first of several shows namely Meet the Press with Peter McGauran soft selling his government's 'huge failure' of the Eastern Creek quarrantine system sending the racing industry into meltdown one gets the impression of deep anger in the community at being told bullshit, a culture of avoidance of responsibility for failure.

It seems the Howard Govt have taken the Carr Govt option of $2 billion in advertising over policy substance which always catches up with propagandists in the end, not least little news websites like this one. For instance crikey.com.au last week pointed out that according to the US White House press briefing the official residence of the PM is in Kirribili Sydney. But it's not as Crikey point out.  The official residence of the Australian PM is The Lodge in Canberra and we believe the main reason Howard doesn't use it is because he is now too old to cope with the travel of a PM for a whole big country and prefers to rest in Sydney.

Alan Ramsey, a fixture of the Canberra Press Galley drives the point home with a large acid piece in yesterday's Sydney Morning Herald about Bush and Howard as 'spent' political figures: 

Two dead men walking come to town

Finally, we've reached the pits. A sickening humbug of a Prime Minister genuflects to a parody of a US president rather than the anger and foreboding of the Australian people, writes Alan Ramsey.


Our advice to critics however is 'beware bites from a cornered rat'. Crikey again, carries last Friday the Morgan Poll with a 4.5% recovery for the Federal Govt back to 41% two party preferred (said to relate to share market correction and Coalitin alleged economic superiority). Similarly we are noting endless govt tv adverts on diverse govt messages, as well as Rugby League charity spin. That's hugely wasteful incumbency taking its corrupt pound of flesh off the taxpayer.

Illustration: Ward O'Neill, Sydney Morning Herald

Meet the Press




Federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran eats a sh*t sandwich on equine flu economic disaster for horse industry due to quarantine failure, and refuses an independent inquiry into the same [investigating itself, as per PM interview last Friday].


Panel Maria Hawthorne AAP, John Stanley 2UE.


Nicholson animation is risqué leveraging poll jump after strip club beat up in the News Ltd press


Veteran now retired diplomat Richard Woolcott re Bush visit on APEC.  Notes Rudd voted against Iraq war. Confirmed this recently. Outcomes measure Saddam gone, not the intention of the invasion, Iran is dominant power now, massive destruction there and huge number civilian deaths, huge number of refugees. Very difficult with only bad options to deal with.


At 1989 initial APEC conference held in Canberra only about 12 countries involved, now 21. Pre eminent regional forum Australia participates in – congenial atmosphere, Japan US China and Australia as host. Useful work behind scenes. Plenty of work still to do, says compere Paul Bongiorno looking a bit fitter.



Transcript in due course www.ten.com.au/meetthepress





7 Weekend Sunrise, 8.35-40 am Riley Diary  -


Very good very insightful on Darwin shopping mall walk by John Howard. But first quite moving footage of Aboriginal kids hugging John Howard (even if not deserved?).


Vox pop friendly and hostile, including angry anti uranium protester. Water off ducks back for old veteran Howard, shows him at his toughest really facing his critics which will impress the Right. Quite apparent the less telegenic, ungroomed images were critics and  the friendlies were all so ‘nice looking’. That’s the shallow subliminals.


MR says Penrith mall walk previous week was much friendlier, a marginal.


Very amusing but also problematic footage of Chaser comedian and lithe stripper chasing after Kevin Rudd semi nude (the stripper not Kevvy turning at every chance to get the hell away).


APEC topic in Q and A at end: Climate change only aspirational target prompts compere Andrew.  Iraq surge, body count continuing Bush announcement in the next few says says Riley Riles. Sydney is very disrupted and 'not very free for the leader of the free world' – cute but also fair language, and brave comment.





Insiders ABC 2

Intro with good images of banners against pulp mill and weak Peter Garrett. Garrett interview from Tasmania, past caught up with the present.


Garrett claims opening of world’s best pulp mill by Visy in Tumut [we know a lot about his project, party in the Commission of Inquiry, totally different project not native forest].


Q&A PG mostly blather, hangs his hat on ALP policy ‘never changed’ [support pulp mill if world’s best practice – demonstrably not re Old Growth feedstock for a start, PG has always been a sleaze back to 1999 Sydney Town Hall meeting when he was at ACF and refused to attend.]


Parades his climate change advocacy, sledges Cousins ill informed.


Says ALP forest policy is a good policy that he supports – but its not a good policy.


Sledges Malcolm Turnbull as fed minister and Tasmanian process [but won’t use word Premier Lennon].


Any difference to Howard? Claims yes, ‘world best practice’ mill.  Big long procedural blather. Argues hand over to Chief Scientist by MT. Pleads for time to see latests documentation.  Claims best independent credible science is most important [but ignores best forest scientists as per their 2004 letter by supporting a pulp mill].


Will documentation MT getting be enough evidence base for PG/ALP? PG hedges on ‘all relevant material’, not all material on the website, always information exists in govt. Giving himself wriggle room. Court appeal in train – claims ALP not fully briefed, all public and other material. Reserve positon.


Moves onto whaling, whether navy intercept in Australian fishing zone. Claims difference actively surveil and monitor. See transcript.


APEC relevant forum on climate change.  Good line MT set bar low on pulp mill and Howard too high on climate change. UN FCC building on Kyoto. Turning up at its funeral? No G8 significant shift by USA. Howard dismissive of UN parallel process. Got to get on to reaching targets not


67% Australians unfavourable view of President Bush not Americans as such. Not a fan of Bush or his policies. Held the world back on climate change and Oz been part of it. Have to liberate the market to get on with it too. Been very obdurate.  If ALP wins you would seek environment. Up to Kevin but would love that job. Find the balance, always be tough, hope to be part of it.


Garrett was impressive hence the leading question about portfolio, but has a lot to answer for over sleazy ALP policy. Jim Middleton refers indeed to “wriggle room”. Akerman notes echo Rudd/Howard based on evidence forthcoming. Meglogenis – let it slide, caretaker position.


Paul Kelly soliloquy: MT critic of mill, Howard barracking for it, and big Liberal Party pressure for, so divided.  Unlikely to decide before election, any delay 100% be due to MT. Thinks MT stronger in Wentworth than most realize [tears for South African Jewery immigrants speech?].


Footage of Bush re meeting Rudd. PKelly thinks Rudd will be  friendly but firm to partially withdraw in a negotiated withdraw. [Covert meeting undemocratic] PK is salivating at wanting to be there.


Everyperson segment: 20 -30 year old professionals on environment – very skeptical of Turnbull and Peter Garrett, upcoming APEC should look at climate change coal use of China. Bit of friendly disagreement .


Discussion, Meglo notes govt average on polls is still flat lining at 40% primary vote.


Barry Cassidy and Middleton sledge lack of strategic sense of G8 protesters in Melbourne. [All reflects my paper on civil society groups sleep walking into a law and order trap - big ngo groups have pulled out to do a media room instead as per SMH



"A group of non-government organisations is setting up an alternative media centre instead of throwing its weight behind the protests. The centre will be staffed by Greenpeace, the Climate Action Network Australia, GetUp!, Tearfund, Caritas and the Christian World Service to give an alternative view of the summit."


Home page is http://www.abc.net.au/insiders/






Sunday 9


Coulthard looking into tough story of failed quarantine in equine flu scandal.


Oakes interview Robert McLelland Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister on Iraq mostly. Didn’t see much of it. Drug trade in Afghanistan financing Taliban and Al Qaeda. Competent, stolid persona, some good points about ‘weak’ Downer, agrees on other things.


Feature story on APEC protest and policing story. Dramatic footage of civil strife.


Heavily predictive of violence, lots of emphasis of police powers. Pip Hinman, Kerry Nettle, Police Chief Scipione, MUA rep in hushed tone Warren Smith, Barrister with NSW Civil Liberties Council


Fred Nile, a marginal fringe right winger not worthy of the air time.




This boosting of the $6 billion security industry as paragons, completely ignores this real Australian experience page 1, Sydney Morning Herald 12th Septemeber 2000 reporting on the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne that year where police thugs hurt protesters, with barracking by big centre right politicians dependent on corporation donations for their power.


which resulted 7 years later in this:


Bracks defends payout to injured demonstrators. 05/03/2007. ABC ...

Victorian Premier Steve Bracks says a decision to payout about $700,000 to demonstrators injured during violent protests six years ago was made based on ...

And the whole feature conspicuously fails to report police agent provocateurs in masks and carrying rocks in Quebec exposed by civil society as also reported by the SMH recently and other quality big media in Canada. That being said the .01% of deranged/egomaniacal protesters who cause violence are no loss to the peaceful protest march expected in their thousands.


Nice feature story here about cause related wild rockers in their youth, with some profound comments about shallow Australian society:

The Singing Priest
Father Themi was bass player in one of Australia's first pop groups — The Flies. But Themi — then a devout athiest and Marxist — had a vision of God that changed his life. He now works with some of the poorest people in the world, in the slums of Kenya, and he has been inspired by Mother Theresa to build schools, child care centres and teachers' colleges. more




Posted by editor at 9:33 AM NZT
Updated: Tuesday, 4 September 2007 8:39 AM NZT
Friday, 31 August 2007
Welcome to Singapore ... err Sydney, the junket destination of crony capitalism
Mood:  party time!
Topic: nsw govt

No spitting, no chewing gum on the footpath, no bikes out of place and no parking in loading zones either?  Everyone with short haircuts except for the forelock to tug? Too bad we are paying with our taxes for their junket.   These pictures taken 29th and 30th August 07 by this writer while distributing leaflets for a public meeting sponsored by green groups and to be held at University of Technology Sydney on Wednesday Sept 12th 07 about the NSW Govt's huge desalination project. The images seem emblematic of Sydney under the yoke of APEC but also the jack boot culture of same: Economic slaves one two three, grow the machine, feed the monster. Make the rich richer and don't question your fate.


Posted by editor at 9:05 AM NZT
Updated: Friday, 31 August 2007 9:20 AM NZT
Thursday, 30 August 2007
City clergy will protest bogus APEC, Civil Society leaders convene rival People's APPEC conference Sept 1
Mood:  special
Topic: human rights

Picture above: South Sydney Herald, no relation to Fairfax publications, circulation 21,000 home delivered, August 2007 cover with Reverends Graham Long, Dorothy McRae McMahon (a writer for SSH) and Andrew Collis all of the South Sydney Uniting Church.


Pictures above: flyer for People's APPEC, supporting groups obscured by photo flash include Aid Watch, Australian Catholic Social Justice Council .....Jubilee Australia ......The Commons Institute....Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA ....etc



Posted by editor at 8:54 AM NZT
Updated: Thursday, 30 August 2007 9:55 AM NZT
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
New Wentworth candidate, Alex Tees local solicitor
Mood:  chatty
Topic: election Oz 2007


Declaration: Tees is legal sponsor of this writer as a solicitor for our NSW practicising certificate, otherwise no other political affiliation.


Posted by editor at 11:12 PM NZT
Updated: Wednesday, 29 August 2007 12:19 AM NZT
Burmese dictatorship attacks political protesters: Greens
Mood:  sad
Topic: human rights
Australian Coalition for Democracy in Burma Inc
Media Release
28 August 2007
Howard must condemn Burma regime repression of peaceful protestors
The President of the Australian Coalition for Democracy in Burma
(ACDB), John Kaye, today called on the Prime Minister John Howard to
condemn the Burmese military regime for brutally repressing peaceful
protest in Rangoon and arresting over a hundred protestors.
Dr Kaye said *Last week, thousands of demonstrators took to the street
to protest hikes of  petrol and basic commodities prices and to demand a
return to democracy.
*The Burmese military regime responded with a brutal crackdown and
arrested over a hundred peaceful demonstrators.
*So far the Australian government has remained silent. Neither the
Prime Minister nor Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer have taken
a stand.
*Other democracies have voiced their concern.
*It is time Australia joined them and made it clear to the Burma regime
that this behaviour is unacceptable. We are calling on the Australian
government to halt all cooperation with the Burmese regime.
*Australia can play a useful role in pressuring the regime into freeing
all political prisoners, including Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,*
Dr Kaye said.
The ACDB will join with Burmese community in Australia to protest
outside Burmese embassy in Canberra.
Place: Burmese Embassy, Canberra
Time: Friday 31 August 12:30 pm.

Media Contacts:  John Kaye 0407 195 455;     Maung Maung Than: 0411 337

The ACDB is a cross party coalition of Federal and State
Parliamentarians committed to the restoration of democracy in Burma.

Posted by editor at 1:05 PM NZT
Sydney University attack on community media free press referred to NSW Ombudsman
Mood:  energetic
Topic: independent media

Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 10:51 AM
Subject: Complaint against Sydney University attack on freedom of press/community media May 2nd 2007

28th August 2007
Dear NSW Ombudsman,
Complaint against Sydney University for attack on freedom of the press/community media
As discussed with your inquiry staffer Penny, here is my email correspondence to Sydney University of May 3rd 2007 over abuse of power by their security in early May 2007 seeking to intimidate and oppress myself as the editor and reporter for www.sydneyalternativemedia.com news website.
There has been no response from Sydney University at all since early May 2007, well past the 6 weeks you advised to wait and see their response.
As a solicitor here in NSW I found the whole attitude and swaggering abuse of power quite disturbing in a democracy reporting a community media event publicly advertised rally I learned about via the ABC.
How Sydney University, the beneficiary of decades of taxpayer subsidies, thinks it can arbitrarily avoid transparency and valid community media reportage of protest against its administration, is quite a mystery and a really worrying development in our democracy.
I look forward to your response in due course.
Tom McLoughlin, solicitor in NSW
editor www.sydneyalternativemedia.com
Full report on the harrassment of SAM news site at the student education rally protest can be found here:
SAM reporter harrassed, evicted 'indefinitely' from Sydney University campus for reporting student public education rally
Mood:  down
Topic: independent media
Postscript #1
"Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 10:54 AM
Subject: NSW Ombudsman Auto Responder

Thank you for your email. 
It has been forwarded to an appropriate person for action. 
If your email was a complaint, it will be registered and assessed along with the other complaints that we receive today. 
This may take some time. 
You will be contacted again as soon as the assessment is completed."

Posted by editor at 12:54 PM NZT
Updated: Tuesday, 28 August 2007 1:17 PM NZT
US video blog logger Josh Wolf jailed for a year for refusing to release protester footage
Mood:  down
Topic: human rights


Sydney Indymedia news website is down for maintenance.

This seems quite incredible given APEC is only a week away. Perth is effectively the primary IMC for APEC news now apart from my own humble news website here


SIM was also down for nearly 2 months prior to the controversial state govt election.    We have no idea why SIM is down but it does disempower the civil society sector to not have such a long standing indymedia website down. I have no idea if its been sabotaged, compromised or lacking staff. Maybe someone else knows. 

This writer was talking to a Chilean democracy activist at Addison Rd Community Centre on Sunday and he immediately assumed it was ASIO. Who would know.

Good to see posts at Perth IMC by long time effective organisers like Graeme Dunstan and his street theatre characters. Ghosts indeed.

Also there is the Canadian story of police infiltrators at Quebec which is a ripper, well sourced and very revealing - note they were masked and one was carrying a rock. APEC is definitely not a place "to rock". Anyone with such attitudes, not least the police, is not welcome here in Sydney.

In Feb 2003 250-500,000 peace protesters marched entirely peacefully. That's the democratic action we want. Others intent on public vandalism or mindless damage are NOT WELCOME. Like George Bush and Rice actually with their organised military industrial terrorism.

This writer was intent on not attending APEC wankery but on reflection think we should support the anti war march like in Feb 2003, this time in lawyer's suit and legal observer signage, and solicitor's card. At least to do a decent report for community media and gather evidence of any police misbehaviour - which does seem possible to justify their huge budget but should be avoided at all costs.

It would be a severely ethical dilemma if
SAM's editor saw evidence of protester violence. SBS Dateline reported a blogger who went to jail rather than give up footage of protesters to the FBI - the longest imprisonment of any media practitioner in the USA apparently - the story is curiously absent from their archive here http://news.sbs.com.au/dateline/index.php?page=archive

Here are google results for the jailed 'blotter' Josh Wolf here

The Blotter: Jailed Blogger Could Spend a Year in Detention

(US ABC network)

Personally this news website editor would find it pretty hard to go to jail for an idiot breaking a police van window, damaging the cause of the protest movement and our reputations, but you never know, depending on the journalism principle of protecting sources.

The time is approaching where reputable blogs, blots or whatever will need our our media union coverage which may or may not mean the official MEAA, which is might be noted shows no interest in helping over a fascist blacklisting of SAM's editor  from Sydney University campus for simply reporting a student education protest.

MEAA on the evidence to date are not at all interested in the community media right to know, only the Big Media with their big dollars.

Posted by editor at 11:46 AM NZT
Updated: Tuesday, 28 August 2007 12:17 PM NZT
Monday, 27 August 2007
3 masked, rock carrying Canadian police at anti Bush protest in Quebec exposed on CBC news 22nd Aug 07
Mood:  incredulous
Topic: peace

(via Crikey.com.au 27/8/07 sourced via Wonkette blog to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the text below is Wonkette blog)

Cops Admit Cops Caught Being Fake Protesters Are Cops

When Bush was in Canada selling America to Mexico earlier this week, Canadian labor unions protested the secret negotiations between the three countries’ leaders. And whenever there’s a big political protest, there are cops in disguise — usually as “anarchists” — trying to start shit so that the uniformed cops can smash skulls and shoot their water cannons and rubber bullets and tear-gas cannisters at the real protesters who were just peacefully protesting. What was interesting about this week’s agents provocateurs is that they got caught on video and the video was immediately seen by hundreds of thousands of people all around the world and for possibly the first time ever, a police department has been shamed into admitting that it plants disguised cops in protest crowds to stir up shit.

If you haven’t seen it yet (or even if you have), here’s the CBC report including the good parts from the YouTube video:


The matching cop boots are cute, aren’t they? It’s especially cute how the one cop put duct tape and spray paint on his new cop boots. Poseur!

There was absolutely no way to squirm out of this one, so the police in Quebec were forced to admit they do what everybody knows cops do:

With the proof caught on video, Quebec provincial police were forced to admit yesterday that three undercover agents were playing the part of protesters at this week’s international summit in Montebello.

Quebec police admit agents posed as protesters [Toronto Star]


Quebec police admit agents posed as protesters
Deny role of undercover officers was to provoke violence at summit of North American leaders
Aug 24, 2007 04:30 AM

Canadian Press

MONTREAL–With the proof caught on video, Quebec provincial police were forced to admit yesterday that three undercover agents were playing the part of protesters at this week's international summit in Montebello, Que.

But the Quebec police force denied they were attempting to provoke protesters into violence. Rather, they said the three were planted in the crowd to locate any protesters who were not peacefully demonstrating. Police said the trio's cover was blown when they refused to toss any objects.

"At no time did the Quebec provincial police officers act as agents provocateurs or commit criminal acts. Also, it is not part of the policy of the police force nor is it part of its strategy to act in this manner. At all times, the officers responded to their mandate to maintain law and order," the Sûreté du Québec said in a news release last night.

The police said after viewing a video clip from YouTube.com and video shot by police officers, they were able to confirm the three were Quebec provincial police officers.

Earlier, both Quebec police and the RCMP denied any of their officers were involved.


Earlier yesterday, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day rejected opposition calls for an inquiry into the role of suspect agents at the North American leaders summit.

"If people have concerns ... there is a complaints process for the RCMP. There is also one for the Sûreté du Québec. This incident happened in Quebec, so I imagine people could also file under that complaints process."

Day's words did little to appease Dave Coles, the union leader who confronted the three men on the protest line and accused them of being cops.

"We're going to talk to our legal counsel and we'll decide (Friday) what our next action is going to be," said Coles, president of the Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.

The three officers, sporting bandannas, showed up on the front lines of a protest at the summit. One carried a large rock.

Posted by editor at 8:32 PM NZT
Updated: Monday, 27 August 2007 8:49 PM NZT
Better late than never for Get Up on the pulp mill atrocity?
Mood:  lazy
Topic: ecology
[email string sent today follows]
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: Stop Gunns' pulp mill madness

yep saw it direct from Get Up, Get Up are a bit slow on this one, only when it got to the front pages of The Australian and on 4 Corners and on 60 Minutes did they start leading from behind. Shows how much they are captured by the ALP actually (who support the pulp mill, pro logging agenda), Brett Solomon of GU advised a public meeting he is funded by Evan Thornley who is a rich IT entrepeneur back from the USA and now in the Upper House of Victorian Parliament ...for the ALP. Better than nothing I suppose.
Also story running into today's The Australian here (not showing picture in paper version of lithe hippie woman because its an earth mother story, and Masked Owl suit):

Pulp mill plan ruffles Greens' feathers

IT is a lovely day in Bondi. The sun is out and so are the crowds. Seagulls are swooping down, stealing chips.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 8:50 AM
Subject: FW: Stop Gunns' pulp mill madness

From: info@getup.org.au
To: echidna27@hotmail.com
Subject: Stop Gunns' pulp mill madness
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 16:21:38 +1000

Dear friends,
While the rest of the world focuses on solving the climate crisis and protecting what is left of our precious natural resources, Australian politicians are hell-bent on approving an environmentally disastrous industrial development in Tasmania - the Gunns pulp mill.

Right now we have the power to stop the development before it's too late. Nationwide opposition has forced the Federal Environment Minister to allow ten days of public comment before making his final decision. You can help stop the pulp mill by voicing your opposition today:


Gunns Ltd's proposed pulp mill will pour tonnes of dangerous greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and poisonous effluent into Bass Strait. The expected environmental damage will wreak havoc on the tourism, fishing, agriculture and wine industries in the area, and mean the further clear-felling of Tassie forests.
Tasmania's economic future depends on its clean, green image, not on pulp mills. Independent economic analysis released this week shows the mill will actually destroy more jobs and wealth than it creates. Tell Minister Turnbull there's no good reason to approve the pulp mill in its current form:


The inquiry process into the mill's impact has been fraught with political and corporate interference. Let's put the people back into the process, and remind our decision-makers who they really answer to.

Thanks for being a part of this,

The GetUp team


GetUp is an independent, not-for-profit community campaigning group. We use new technology to empower Australians to have their say on important national issues. We receive no political party or government funding, and every campaign we run is entirely supported by voluntary donations. If you'd like to chip in to support GetUp's work, please click here. If you have trouble with any links in this email, please go directly to http://www.getup.org.au. To unsubscribe from GetUp, please click here.

Posted by editor at 12:52 PM NZT
Public Alliance to Avert Desalinastion
Mood:  special
Topic: ecology


Posted by editor at 12:17 PM NZT
Updated: Monday, 27 August 2007 12:22 PM NZT

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