Monthly Archives: December 2012

Australia’s carbon odyssey

carbon2012The Australian government sets up a wide-ranging carbon tax after a long fought battle. The general populace are left puzzled and bemused after years of arguments between political rivals and vested interests.

Skeletons in the closet

churchskeletonsThe Federal Government finally agrees to a national Royal Commission into institutionalised child abuse after intense lobbying by the Newcastle Herald and Journalist Joanne McCarthy. This was on behalf of hundreds of victims of Catholic Clergy in the Hunter Valley and thousands more across the country.

His media voice

doggonemediaThe rise of social media  – which is more about gossip than fact – has led to exaggerated stories about dogs. Wild claims have been made about domestic pets being stolen to feed dog-fighting rings, few of which have been verified by police or animal welfare groups.