It was the Newman government's great hope for Queensland's economy: a proposal for Australia's biggest coal development, unprecedented in scale. Indian billionaire Gautam Adani's mammoth Carmichael mine, in central Queensland, is pledged to bring with it 10,000 jobs and $22 billion in taxes and royalties. Undoubtedly this is a project of national significance. It promises to open the vast inland Galilee Basin.
The Abbott government's multibillion-dollar "direct action" carbon reduction plan was not considered by the commission of audit, and key details of the scheme remain unknown. The head of the audit of government spending, Tony Shepherd, told Fairfax Media that the commission had not considered the controversial $3.2 billion policy because it was not provided with any details.
He has been behind some of the biggest social media campaigns of the past three years, but at the age of 27, Sam McLean, the national director of GetUp! is stepping down. Mr McLean has resigned from the activist organisation, with chief of projects Paul Oosting to take his place as acting national director.
@MelissaLDavey I did a piece on this issue a while back (although focusing more on new gen pills). Huge frustration for women, too, who require these measures for managing conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, adenomyosis etc
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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