Daily Links Nov 12

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Why is Daniel Andrews trashing Labor’s legacy of national park creation?
Sarah Rees and Matt Ruchel

Today’s Celebration
Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Birthday  Taiwan
National Memorial Day    Liberia
Santa Cruz Massacre    East Timor
Birth of Bahaullah    Baha’i
World Pneumonia Day     http://www.who.int/life-course/news/events/word-pneumonia-day/en/
More about Nov 12     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_12

Climate Change
Can direct democracy offer a third way to meet the climate challenge?
With political agreement making slow progress and direct action becoming more dangerous, we must find alternatives

Alternative US group honouring Paris climate accord demands ‘seat at the table’
The America’s Pledge group claims to represent US majority opinion on carbon emissions, despite Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement

Concerns on vibrations and cost at Melbourne’s Metro Rail Project
Machines brought in to demolish a car park for the Melbourne Metro Rail Project had to be abandoned because of vibration and noise.

Why is Daniel Andrews trashing Labor’s legacy of national park creation?
Sarah Rees and Matt Ruchel

Calls for Canberra’s mountain bike trails to be protected

The ABC’s ‘War on Waste’ confused ACT about coffee cups

Queensland election 2017: One Nation supporter snapshot
The most exhaustive analysis yet of Queensland’s rising One Nation movement, which is poised to wreak havoc at the November 25 election, has revealed many of the party’s supporters are retired or unemployed, and they don’t even care about its policies.

Queensland election 2017: Annastacia Palaszczuk yet to call Adani
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is yet to pick up the phone and speak to Adani bosses, nine days after her bombshell decison to veto a $1 billion loan.

Tim Nicholls slams Annastacia Palaszczuk over Adani jobs
Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls has accused Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of neglecting regional Queensland jobs over her decision to veto a loan to Adani.

South Australia
SA Power Networks blames ‘incorrect data entry’ for Christmas Day outage notice to North Haven residents
North Haven residents got the shock of their lives when they were told their power would be turned off on Christmas Day.

Keeping on the sunny side
An insulated slab and north-facing double-glazed windows not only maximise this Coningham home’s solar gains but also helped it shine in the Master Builders Tasmania Awards for Excellence.

Western Australia
Fisheries on the hunt for Mandurah ‘Asian paddle crab pests’

Perth horse riders praise decision to overturn beach riding ban

The eco guide to using your money
Switch to an ethical bank account and invest in renewable energy, not fossil fuels

Nature Conservation
Scale of ‘nitrate timebomb’ revealed.
Big quantities of nitrate chemicals from farm fertilisers are polluting the rocks beneath our feet. That will cause toxic algal blooms and fish deaths, and will cost industry and consumers billions of pounds a year in extra water treatment.

Maelor Himbury