Animal Rights Extremist propaganda

November 23rd, 2013

It’s depressing enough seeing “celebrity” cooks (eg Maggie Beer, Curtis Stone), musicians (eg Missy Higgins) and sports people (eg Pat Cash) jumping onto fashionable bandwagons without having the wisdom to check whether they’re being told the truth, and seeking information direct from people at the coal face.  Which can now be done easily, within minutes, […]

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RSPCA’s Lynne Bradshaw, at the LiveExchange Conference in Townsville

November 3rd, 2013

Here’s another reason why all farmers should be on social media (see previous blog post). To actively counter misinformation, and share quotes. Lynne Bradshaw, National President of the RSPCA, spoke at the LiveExchange conference in Townsville last Friday.  The talk was in the form of an interview by Landline presenter, Pip Courtney. These are some […]

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Australian National Park Management and Conservation

October 28th, 2013

Apparently the Queensland LNP are continuing property purchase talks with the owners of 3 cattle stations in far South-West Queensland, for yet more millions. Several questions are immediately obvious: Where is the money coming from to purchase these cattle stations.  Some of it wouldn’t be from taxes paid by remaining cattle station owners, by any […]

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RMWAH in receivership – failure of the Henbury Cattle Station project

July 2nd, 2013

R.M. Williams Agricultural Holdings (RMWAH) has gone into receivership. No surprise. What is surprising is that blindingly obvious questions, which I posed in blog posts dating back to the company’s formation, remain unanswered.  Years later.  I hope taxpayers enjoyed kissing their millions goodbye. I’ve written a number of blog posts mentioning RMWAH; here are several of the […]

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Solar power systems in northern Australia

June 28th, 2013

I recently installed a solar power system & found it difficult to find information regarding the top third of the Australian continent. Almost all the information online relates to our largest capital cities, which are of course all located in the bottom third of the continent.  Why does this matter? Because once you are north […]

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Cooper Creek Oil Spill & the Australian media ignoring the outback

June 21st, 2013

I have my ear to the ground fairly well but it took 4 weeks for me to hear about the Santos crude oil spill in the vicinity of Cooper Creek. But in the meantime I’ve heard all about, ad nauseam; Labor in-fighting and electioneering, celebrity rubbish, yet more asylum seeker debates and endless conversations about whether gay […]

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Coles and Animals Australia

June 15th, 2013

The following anonymous article appeared in the magazine that came with our local (News Ltd) newspaper today. As there is no byline; the source is dubious. In fact, I’d put money on this being an Animals Australia media release (either issued by them formally or written and sent out by a member, to increase chance of […]

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Real charities and the questionable organisations who appear to do little hands-on good

June 13th, 2013

Australia has many organisations, religious and otherwise, doing fabulous community work that could not be funded by governments. For example; Blue Care & Frontier Services (Uniting Church); St Vincent de Paul (associated with the Catholic Church, but not funded by it), Masonic Care Queensland (Freemasons). Etcetera. Quite rightly, these organisations have been granted Charitable Status, so […]

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The truth about Australian animal welfare

June 5th, 2013

There’s a few questions arising from the Weekly Times article re the withdrawal of Animal’s Australia’s ‘Make it possible’ fundraising bags from Coles supermarkets: What does Animals Australia’s Lyn White mean by her threat ‘we’re about to push hard on the accelerator’. More illegally installed surveillance cameras, like the one found at the piggery near Young (NSW), followed […]

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Alastair Lucas & Nicolle Flint’s letters in the Melbourne Age Newspaper

May 17th, 2013

Bush-bashing via media appears to be becoming a national sport. The latest is a letter in the Age Newspaper by Alastair Lucas AM.  He criticises Nicolle Flint’s recent letter regarding the particular section of ABC television which increasingly looks like an unquestioning mouthpiece for animal rights extremists.  They are not presenting the full facts regarding […]

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