Australia suspends live cattle trade to Indonesia

(BBC) The Australian government has suspended the live export of cattle to 11 abattoirs in Indonesia, after a TV documentary showed brutal treatment of animals at the facilities. The footage, broadcast on ABC, showed cattle being flogged and taking minutes to die after their necks were slashed. Read more

We’ve never liked the Indonesian government. The so called Australian govermnet let them get away with slaughtering innocent East Timorese people, yet we sit back and OK an Australian girl being locked up over some grass that never killed anyone?


Farmers on the Darling Downs to lock gates against coal seam gas miners

(CourierMail) HUNDREDS of farmers in southeast Queensland have vowed to lock their gates to keep coal and gas explorers at bay. Representatives of eight farmers' and residents' organisations joined Friends of the Earth outside the Queensland parliament on Monday to launch the Lock the Gate campaign. They are opposed to miners' plans for up to 40,000 coal seam gas (CSG) wells and massive new coal mines on the rich agricultural lands of the Darling Downs. The farmers say that in the short term, mining companies, protected by state legislation, have extraordinary rights to enter land for exploration and mining, disrupting farm operations. read more

It seems like the plan is to mine the heck out of Australia, sending our resources over to fuel the new world order Chinese communist Empire. Coal doesn't taste very nice so you'll see us becoming more dependent on foreign nations for dinner. If we're lucky mummy China will send us their yummie healthy (sarcasm) food.