May 2016

Commented on a story 28th May 2016 3:49 PM

THERE is no doubt wind turbines pose a risk to birds, but the scale of carnage pales in comparison to those killed by domestic and feral cats.

OPINION: Impact of turbines on birds blown out of proportion

"RSPB scrutinizes and objects to many wind turbines unless there can be shown to be a negligible impact..."

Commented on a story 28th May 2016 12:49 PM

THERE is no doubt wind turbines pose a risk to birds, but the scale of carnage pales in comparison to those killed by domestic and feral cats.

OPINION: Impact of turbines on birds blown out of proportion

"To be fair to Mr Ibbotson.. The RSPB was in the process of installing a wind turbine at their lodge..."

Commented on a story 28th May 2016 12:41 PM

THERE is no doubt wind turbines pose a risk to birds, but the scale of carnage pales in comparison to those killed by domestic and feral cats.

OPINION: Impact of turbines on birds blown out of proportion

"Tim the problem with using the RSPB's report is that they were installing a wind turbine at a specific..."

Commented on a story 26th May 2016 8:21 AM

EARLY days into the election campaign and one thing’s quite clear. We need a third major party.

The minefield of middle class politics

"I wouldn't use the Duncan's of the world to get a sympathy vote...while the idea behind his question..."

Commented on a story 26th May 2016 8:21 AM

"CLEARLY there are a multitude of benefits of using hemp - it's more than just that image of a dope smoker up on the North Coast."

High time to legalise hemp for food, say local politicians

"call me cynical but in an election year local politicians seem to agree to everything...end of election..."

Commented on a story 25th May 2016 6:58 AM

IT WAS fun and games at the weekend when mother Janine Brookes dyed her 13-year-old daughter, Brooke Dawes’, hair green.

Mum, daughter fight Gladstone school over girl's green hair

"sadly teaching kids to disobey rules they don't agree with isn't a great thing either."

Commented on a story 25th May 2016 6:58 AM

THE Australian Republican Movement’s National Chair Peter FitzSimons AM will be speaking in Lismore and Ballina today as part of the ARM’s grassroots campaign.

FitzSimons brings Republic mission to Northern Rivers today

"I don't mind one way or the other how things go..however I will always vote against a republic model..."

Commented on a story 24th May 2016 5:37 AM

THERE’S no better example of how out of touch Malcolm ‘Mr Harbourside Mansion’ Turnbull is with the interests of regional Australia.

Clumsy tax grab shows Turnbull out of touch

"not quite sure how opposing the government taxing one group of workers differently from another group..."

Commented on a story 23rd May 2016 7:23 PM

Friends and strangers have kindly shared their tips about overseas travel ahead of my first overseas adventure. Can you add anymore?

10 tips about traveling overseas for first timers

"sadly many of the big ticket places you want to visit in Australia cost more than a trip around..."

Commented on a story 22nd May 2016 1:41 PM

STARTLING figures show we have more distressed residents than Brisbane, but fewer psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health nurses than metro areas.

Services falling short in country regions

"sadly I wish we had a solution but none of the major parties is at all concerned with the regional..."

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