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Groundhog Day for women's services in Australia

February 20, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Since 2013 the Abbott & Turnbull Federal Governments have announced up to $1b in savings measures that are cutting community services for the people in greatest need in Australia:*$500 million over five years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet under The Hon Tony Abbott and Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion)*$270 million over four years from social services and a freeze on indexation of sector funding (Department of Social Se

North Coast marine species protection record of NSW Coalition Government a very sad affair in 2017

February 17, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

One dead Great White Shark and 30 dead in non-target/ innocuous marine species. The NSW Coalition Government has a worse by-catch kill rate than many super trawlers.NSW North Coast Shark Meshing Trial ReportReport period: 8 Jan 2017 – 7 Feb 2017Over 8 Jan – 7 Feb 2017 nets were deployed on 27–31 days at five beaches and each checked 28-39 times (Table 1).