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News Reviews from 2013

Fracking: hell or a good idea?

Fracking: hell or a good idea?

by Joanne Green


Access the World Wide Web and international news releases talk to us about Fracking, some fore and majority against. The basis for against is due to past incidents such as Sacett versus EPA in which boundary rights were exceeded, and Strudley versus Antero Resources Corporation, 2011 whereby allegations were made for water contamination. This wave of Fracking rejection has been repeated throughout 2012 within capital cities and tabloids alike.

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FalklandsWhat do we do with the Falkland Islands?

by John Hutchinson


That now rather remote historical conflict of the Falkland Islands has raised its ugly head in the press very recently. There will be many who remember the absurdity and intensity of the 1982 conflict. It was one of those wars which appeared out of nothing and dominated the British public for a couple of months to defend a territory few could locate on a map or associate with. Described in Samuel Johnson’s words as a place that “not even noble savages have dignified with habitation” (1771), it then assumed an iconic significance in the mind of the British public’s imagination as the victory was a major factor in Margaret Thatcher’s overwhelming electoral success in 1983.

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