Federal Budget 2011

Solar panels mounted on minister's office in budget protest

The electoral office of Climate Change Minister Greg Combet was targeted by climate activists this morning. A banner was hung from the roof of the building saying "Make Polluters Pay, Fund Renewable Energy!", and four photovoltaic solar panels were put in place on the building roof.


Budget for billionaires

The following is a critique of the 2011 Fedreal budget from Peter Boyle from his blog Peter's Notepad The mining and banking companies creaming billions in super profits from the Asian industrialisation-driven mining boom in Australia – the biggest ever mining boom in this country’s history – have done very well from the federal Budget delivered by the Gillard Labor government on May 10.