Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Coal Seam Gas - Say It As It Is - YouTube

Coal Seam Gas - Say It As It Is - YouTube: Published on Jan 2, 2013

A longer video that we hope shows you that it's up to all of us to stop this industry, the Government won't help you. Uploaded in full HD so please play at the highest resolution possible to get the quality of video with the water.


  1. So if Woodside and their supporters have their way will we see an uncontrolled orgy of fraccing all over the West Kimberley?

    To some it would send a signal,like the starters gun going off.

    And the benefits to West Australians so far?
    It doesn't look good.

    Carol Martin and Colon Barnett are very quick to blame "Greenies" for denying people at risk of suicide proper services.
    And yet these stories appear on a daily basis.

    SCGH psychiatric ward 'unfit' for patients

    Mental health advocates claim the psychiatric unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is unfit for patients, citing mouldy showers, air-conditioning vents covered in cobwebs and rats in a courtyard.

    Long-time mental health activist Margaret Cook took photographs last month of a rusty showerhead, mouldy shower tiles and general disrepair in D20, a 36-bed ward for voluntary patients, while visiting Sara Elliott who was being treated for depression.

    The pair said they saw big rats in a courtyard adjacent to the unit and were later told by staff they had tried unsuccessfully to get rid of them using bait.

    Ms Cook was so appalled by the state of decay that she sent the photographs to Federal Mental Health Minister Mark Butler, WA's Mental Health Minister Helen Morton and Mental Health Commissioner Eddie Bartnik.

    She said the unit was not meeting basic public health standards and in any other hospital setting would not be allowed to operate.

    "It's degrading to mental health patients who are already very vulnerable but are often too scared to complain because they feel they don't have any rights," Ms Cook said. "The showers are so bad I wouldn't wash a dog in them."

    Ms Elliott said staff did what they could but were clearly hampered by a lack of funding to do basic maintenance.

    "The staff are fantastic but their duty of care is being compromised, and it's discrimination against mental health patients who are often very unwell and are being treated like the poor relations," she said.

    "There's no way those conditions would be tolerated in other parts of the hospital."

    Sandra Boulter from the Mental Health Law Centre said she had concerns about D20 as well as wards at Graylands Hospital.

    "Whenever I visit the more gloomy and unkempt wards, I wonder how they are conducive to recovery," she said.

    I think it would be fair to say Martin and Barnett dont give a stuff.

    More cost cutting.

    Alarm as school allergy training axed

    State Government plans to axe key aspects of a project aimed at improving the management of severe allergic reactions in WA schools have raised fears that children will face a higher risk of death if they suffer an anaphylactic shock.

    Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia WA representative Sandra Vale said she was concerned the training had ended because it had provided teachers with hands-on practice at using EpiPens and Anapens, devices used to inject adrenaline to reverse severe allergic reactions.

    The training had been provided under the Anaphylaxis Project, set up to manage the implementation of recommendations from a 2007 report.

    Mrs Vale, who represents Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia on a WA Government committee to help schools implement the report's recommendations, said the distribution of EpiPens and Anapens would also cease.

    Mrs Williams said it did not make sense to drop the ball in the fight against anaphylaxis when 15 per cent of schools had still not had the training and when allergies were becoming more common.

    WA Health Department documents say anaphylactic presentations to WA's only tertiary paediatric hospital have increased seven-fold in the past 10 years.

    The Health Minister is Mr Croney himself,Peter Collier.

    1. The Premier and the Opposition Leader have been out on the campaign trail, both making shark related announcements.

      Colin Barnett announced funding for a new shark observation tower at Cottesloe Beach.

      It was his first media engagement of the year.

      The $300,000 structure is part of the government's shark mitigation strategy, first announced in September, which includes a new shark response unit and increased aerial patrols.

      The funding is in addition to the Government’s $6.85m pledge in September to boost shark research and patrols of Perth’s beaches.

      The Opposition Leader Mark McGowan promised to build a $5 million ocean pool complex at Fremantle, near Bathers' Beach.

      WA Labor also plan to build ocean pools at Cottesloe and the South West town of Albany, part of a $15m election promise should they take office later this year.

      Mr McGowan says people need a safe place to swim.


      Mental health needs of the elderly neglected

      A West Australian medical researcher says the largest study of ageing men in Australia highlights the need for better strategies to identify and manage mental illness.

      The results, published in the latest issue of the Canadian Medical Journal, examined almost 5,500 West Australian men aged 69 and over.

      "Mental health tends to be a relatively neglected area, it's an area where there's a lot of activity at certain points in time, and then it drops off the radar and people become less interested," he said.


      After all the talk of "checking headstones" a reasonable person may have thought Barnett and Martin to be pork barrelling the Mental Health area???

  2. Rio's Walsh warns iron ore price spike won't last

    THE current spike in iron ore prices is likely to be temporary, Rio Tinto iron ore chief executive Sam Walsh says, with the company set to stick to its plans to aggressively target cost reductions despite the improving market.

    In an exclusive interview with The Australian, Mr Walsh attributed the recent rise in iron ore prices to short-term factors such as restocking by steel mills and traders, and the looming cyclone season in the iron ore-rich Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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