Australia: Queensland – Government Seeks to Block Pay Rise for Public Servants


They aren’t bad this lot. The Queensland government has just awarded themselves a $57 000 pay rise and are now seeking to block a pay rise for public servants. I probably shouldn’t express what I think of this Queensland government in public. The link below is to an article that reports on the public outrage in Queensland.

For more visit:
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/newman-government-heads-to-supreme-court-in-bid-to-block-pay-rise-for-public-servants/story-fnihsrf2-1226675622419

Australia: Syrian War Arrives Down Under


The link below is to an article reporting on the arrival of the Syrian Civil War in Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.watoday.com.au/nsw/syrian-war-triggers-sydney-trouble-20130629-2p3vn.html

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif Elected


The link below is to an article with the main result of the Pakistan election – Nawaz Sharif has been returned to government.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/12/pakistan-elects-nawaz-sharif-imran

Nigeria: Boko Haram Continue Its ‘Jihad’


The link below is to an article reporting on another atrocity by Boko Haram, while the government continues to consider granting them an amnesty.

For more visit:
http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/again-boko-haram-kills-5-teachers-6-others-in-borno/

Italy: Failure to Form a Government


The link below is to an article that reports on the political crisis in Italy.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/28/italy-leader-bersani-unable-government

Australia: It’s On – Leadership Spill


The link below is to an article on the latest news on the Australian government’s leadership spill. Will Kevin Rudd be back as Prime Minister? We should know soon. I am hopeful.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/21/julia-gillard-leadership-spill-live