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  2. He did lie ... just not convincingly!
  3. Yesterday
  4. If he was in one of the majors at least he would have been trained on how to lie. In next week's episode we teach you how to shake a hand and pilfer a wallet at the same time.
  5. His pathetic excuse leaves you speechless!
  6. How could the question am "Am I still a British citizen be interpreted?". How dumb do these politicians think we are? Probably because he was illiterate and maybe still is.
  7. I watched the show on iview. Dramatised as these shows always are, but it shows off some fairly questionable deals. I can't believe the amount of times councillors (and the Mayor) declared a perceived, or real conflict of interest and continued to vote. Although the show didn't really go into the extent of the conflict, or disclosure. I've sat on a number of boards where I've had varying degrees of conflict. There have not been guidelines on recusal. So my own ethics have put conflict into three broad categories. A clear personal, direct or indirect financial interest in the issue. I would immediately leave the room and play no part whatsoever in discussions or decisions. I've had this happen twice. Once when my boyfriend had quoted on a job the board was considering - I immediately said I had a conflict and left the room. Once as staff representative director for a charity, I worked for. The issue was ratifying the EBA. In that case, I presented my case as first speaker, without a recommendation and then left the room before further discussion and decision took place. A bit of an association. I know this guy because he repaired my fence and we're voting on a fence repair contract. I'd declare possible conflict saying that the guy did a great job at a fair price then leave the room. I drank with him. Hey guys, just letting you know that this guy has a beer at the local with me occasionally. I would not leave the room or limit my discussion. If only politicians had the same ethics.
  8. Looks like it is time to hand out Tim Flannery awards Global warming may be occurring more slowly than previously thought, study suggests Experts admit global warming predictions wrong
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  10. FPL, Diversity, Distribution and Storms
  11. Here is yet another example on why billionaires' are jumping on the renewables gravy train: Saudi solar tycoon’s $300m handout
  12. How Austerity Works: a simple numerical example that any intelligent person can understand
  13. I bet these subsidies are not factored into the record high cost of electricity paid by consumers for renewables AGL’s $500m solar boost as it shuts coal station
  14. Four Corners is covering the corruption in the Goldcoast tomorrow.
  15. See my comment on Local Council corruption.
  16. Too much money wallowing around Local Council's nowadays. Mainly through development companies. Tweed Heads Council was sacked only 10 yrs ago for supplying favours to big business and development. Council's are now simply glorified money laundering schemes, becoming richer as rates have increased. Just too tempting it seems for many people to keep their hands off.
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  18. Fortunately, a happy ending Eddie Obeid loses appeal over misconduct conviction Now, the law needs to get Tripodi on the hook.
  19. A lot of those subsidies are to encourage exploration. I actually agree with this statement: The monies are not paid at the production stage, where the companies instead pay royalties (which IMO should be higher).
  20. The clean coal technology is supposed to reduce emissions. But I think gas is cleaner and Australia has no shortage of it, providing it is not all exported.
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