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Despite Lehrmann’s rave parties, his silence is deafening as he waits for Lee’s other shoe to drop

April 15, 2024 - 17:04 -- Admin

“We’ve been experiencing horrific parties,” says a neighbour, with the most disturbing thing being “screeching karaoke … You never hear a peep from anyone in our street,” Throwing Karaoke surprise party marathons with stacks of mystery guests arriving at all hours, shrieking, slamming car doors, vaping, snorting lines of coke and parking all over the…

World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Australia opens on 22 April in Melbourne

April 15, 2024 - 15:41 -- Admin

Monash University Media Release Shaping the future of health across Asia and the Pacific The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2024 in Melbourne, Australia from 22-24 April will bring together stakeholders from all relevant sectors of global health – under the theme ‘Shape the future of health across Asia and the Pacific’. For the first…

One year of conflict has cast Sudan into a catastrophic humanitarian crisis

April 15, 2024 - 14:04 -- Admin

Plan International Press Release One year on since the conflict in Sudan began the country faces a “catastrophic humanitarian crisis”, according to girls’ rights organisation Plan International. The conflict, which began on 15 April last year, has now killed over 13,900 people and left 25 million people in need of humanitarian assistance – 14 million…

What kind of an American are you?

April 15, 2024 - 09:05 -- Admin

By James Moore   The first criminal trial of an American president is likely to bring more division, and even suffering, to the country he proposes to once more lead. The salaciousness of the story that has brought him before the bar of justice will further demean the highest office in the land, which tends to…

Remember when they had vision

April 14, 2024 - 15:48 -- Admin

It seems Prime Minister Anthony Albanese does. In Brisbane this week he announced that the ALP Government would be considering legislation that would bring some high technology manufacturing back to Australia. While some of us may be pining for the return of the ‘Aussie designed and made’ Holden or Ford, along with the Lightburn fridge,…

Secret Agreements: The Australian-Israel Defence Memorandum of Understanding

April 14, 2024 - 11:19 -- Admin

While the Australian government continues to pirouette with shallow constancy on the issue of Israel’s war in Gaza, making vacuous utterances on Palestinian statehood even as it denies supplying the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) with weapons (spare parts, it would seem, are a different, footnoted matter), efforts made to unearth details of the defence relationship…

Government heat map ‘wake up call’ to stop burning fossil fuels

April 12, 2024 - 16:41 -- Admin

Climate Media Centre  Advocacy groups have welcomed the release of the Federal Government’s announcement of a heat mapping tool to assist affected communities deal with the worst of extreme heat, but have called on government to do more to address the root cause, climate change caused by the continued use of fossil fuels.  Emma Bacon,…

Compulsory income management doing more harm than good: Study

April 12, 2024 - 11:56 -- Admin

Charles Darwin University Media Release Compulsory income management (CIM) in the Northern Territory is perceived to be ineffective in reducing harm, can contribute to situations of family violence and is incompatible with the needs of welfare recipients, a new study led by Charles Darwin University (CDU) has found.  The study, conducted by members of CDU’s…

Flicker of Hope: Biden’s Throwaway Lines on Assange

April 12, 2024 - 11:47 -- Admin

Walking stiffly, largely distracted, and struggling to focus on the bare essentials, US President Joe Biden was keeping company with his Japanese counterpart, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, when asked the question. It concerned what he was doing regarding Australia’s request that the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be returned to Australia.  Assange, who has spent five…

Seizing a Future Made in Australia

April 11, 2024 - 13:55 -- Admin

Climate Council Media Release   THE CLIMATE COUNCIL celebrates today’s announcement that the Future Made In Australia Act is soon to roll off the Federal Government’s policy production line. Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie said: “This is exactly the sort of leadership Australia needs to tackle climate pollution, generate clean jobs, and ensure a brighter future…