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New Indian owners of Oz coal mine want West Australians to pay double for electricity or supply will divert to India

Six months ago an Indian energy corporation, Lanco Infratech, bought an Australian coalmine for $750 million dollars. Although, at the time, it agreed to lower-prices for customers, now it is telling the West Australian government that it will stop supplying electricity to West Australians by September unless Australian customers pay double. Six months ago Indian energy corporation, Lanco Infratech, bought an Australian coalminefor $750 million dollars. Although, at the time, it agreed to lower-prices for customers, now it is telling the West Australian government that it will stop supplying electricity to West Australians by September unless Australian customers pay double.

Tasmania, West Australia, Victoria - our wildlife are ignored by government

Here are some more Auditor General reports on the predicament of wildlife in Australia, due to the cruel negligence and sheer incompetence of Australia's state and Federal governments.

Threatened West Aust Black Cockatoo gets help

The Black Cockatoo Conservation Team has just pulled off a remarkable rescue of wildlife habitat. One West Australian Black Cockatoo colony has been saved from the developers, in the nick of time, but the species is still not out of danger. Video-link inside article.

See also: “Help save West Australian black cockatoo from extinction”, blackcockatoorescue.com.

Time to end Australia's dependence upon Chinese, Japanese and US corporations

Australia should take advantage of the financial crisis to re-establish a proper industrial base as well as to relocalise our economy.

Cockburn residents defy Council bullying and threats of fines

In an effort to silence residents with difficult questions, Western Australia's Cockburn Council routinely limits question time and threatens residents who defy these limits with AU$1,000 fines. The Mayor, Stephen Lee, is now on extended leave after the Crime Commission had found him guilty of misconduct for having accepted an undeclared election campaign donation of AU$43,000 from the Singapore-controlled developer Australand, which wanted to build the controversial Port Coogee Marina.

See also: Postscript: Cockburn Councillors threaten to use ratepayer funds to sue residents, Appendix: Cockburn Community advertisement of 18 Nov 08

Anti-greed candidate to contest Western Australian state seat of Cockburn

Mary Jenkins, retired teacher and long-time environmentalist, announces her candidacy in the next Western Australian state elections.

For further information: 08 94182117, antigreed [AT] eftel com au

WA Government bullies coastal communities

WA Premier, Alan Carpenter In an effort to silence residents with difficult questions, Western Australia's Cockburn Council routinely limits question time and threatens residents who defy these limits with AU$1,000 fines. The Mayor, Stephen Lee, is now on extended leave after the Crime Commission had found him guilty of misconduct for having accepted an undeclared election campaign donation of AU$43,000 from the Singapore-controlled developer Australand, which wanted to build the controversial Port Coogee Marina.

See also: Postscript: Cockburn Councillors threaten to use ratepayer funds to sue residents, Appendix: Cockburn Community advertisement of 18 Nov 08

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The Western Australian State Government has threatened to withhold funding for the restoration of jetties at both Bunbury and Busselton unless approval for waterfront developments opposed by the respective communities of Bunbury and Busselton is given.

For more information: contact Paul Llewellyn on 08 9848 1555 or 0428 317 182

Help save West Australian black cockatoo from extinction

University of West Australia may bulldoze 36 hectares rare bushland in Perth city centre, threatening rare black cockatoo restoration program. Wildlife warriors request urgent reinforcement to stop this ecologically depraved and, in editorial view of oil peak and gas crisis, economically senseless plan.

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