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1807, 2019

Australia’s Gas Rippoff

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Gay News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Australia’s Gas Royalty Rort Gas exports, royalty rip-offs, and profit rorts. Australians have been told for years that increased gas exports mean increased royalties, so are good for the economy. The truth is very different. Australia has just overtaken Qatar as the world’s biggest gas producer. In 2016 Australia gas revenue was $22.7 billion with royalties of just $970 million. That same year, Qatar netted $27 billion in royalties. The PRRT is levied on profit, not production, so producers reduce their profit as they do in other industries. Investment analyst, Bruce Robinson, said the PRRT was a bad joke. [...]

1607, 2019

GAY 19 year old Mehdi Shokr Khoda fears Death in Iran

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: equality, Gay News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Failed in his bid for Asylum in Sweden today. The 19 year old escaped Iran, fearing for his life. Mehdi has lived in Sweden with boyfriend of 2 years, Carlo Rapisarda. Swedish courts ruled that there was no proof of their relationship beyond the statement from Carlo. They stated that he was unable to adequately describe coming out, and was not able to establish his conversion to Christianity. Mehdi’s transgender sister sought asylum in Sweden, and was granted. Despite this, his request has been denied. Why the urgency. Despite photo evidence of the couple in gay rights marches, and [...]

1607, 2019

Victorian Government $600million Building Rescue Package

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: Gay News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

$600mill Package to Fix Flammable Building Cladding The Victorian Government announced  $600mill package today to assist building owners, further privatising profit, and socialising loss. Recent building fires such as that in London’s Grenfell Tower, highlighted a long-known fact that insulated zinc or aluminium panels were being used as cheap, energy-saving insulation. Grenfell Tower, a public housing block in London, was upgraded with such cladding. Only external parts of the building were upgraded in an attempt to make the block more visually appealing in the expensive suburb. Internally, the building remained rundown and disorganized. When a fire broke out, evacuations [...]

1507, 2019

NBN: Australia’s Conservative Government Disaster

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Gay News, Technology News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

NBN: Australia’s Broken Promise Superfast Broadband was promised more than a decade ago and the NBN was hatched. NBN promised speeds of 100Mbps with no buffering. Labor’s plan was to provide FTTP to almost 95% of Australians. It would cover towns with centres of as little as 3,000 residents. The remainder would be serviced via wireless and satellite. The Coalition promised all the speed a household could possibly want, for less money. They said it would take less time to roll out and would be a better solution. Industry insiders warned that [...]

1507, 2019

UN Mandate Protection Sexual Orientation Gender Identity

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: equality, Gay News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

UN Renews Crucial Mandate for Protection Against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity “This is another historic victory, not only for communities of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, but for humanity as a whole.” In a defining vote, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert focusing on the protection against violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 27 in favour, with 12 voting against and 7 abstentions. The campaign calling on [...]

1507, 2019

Amazon Australia and Starlight Deliver Toys To Sick Kids

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Gay News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

AMAZON AUSTRALIA & STARLIGHT TO DELIVER AU$50,000 OF TOYS, GAMES CRAFTS TO SICK KIDS Amazon.com.au to donate a further AU$5 per toy bought in this year’s Prime Day Shopping Event happening on 15 and 16 July 2019 Amazon Australia today announced its partnership with the Starlight Children’s Foundation (Starlight) to deliver smiles to seriously ill children during the July school holidays. To provide sick kids and their families with some relief during what can be a difficult time, Amazon.com.au will deliver AU$50,000 worth of toys, games, arts & crafts and gift cards to the ten Starlight Express Rooms in [...]

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