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Public-private partnerships key to contain disaster and climate change impacts

July 23, 2024 - 15:45 -- Admin

Media Release GOLD COAST: Emergency services must engage in partnerships with the private sector to contain the impacts of disasters and climate change, according to disaster response and coordination expert Dr Emily Chapman, speaking at a disaster and emergency management conference on the Gold Coast on Tuesday. Dr Chapman, who is a presenter at the…

Media Release – Over 8 in 10 Australians ready to pay a premium for new mattress if their old one gets recycled

July 23, 2024 - 14:15 -- Admin

A new survey by Soft Landing Mattress Recycling, Australia’s largest mattress recycler, reveals Australian consumers’ strong stance on mattress sustainability and recycling. It issues a call to action to councils and retailers nationwide to help solve the growing problem of mattresses in landfills. The newly released ‘Mattresses Matter’ Sustainability Survey finds that Australians are highly…

AI has the potential to transform nursing

July 23, 2024 - 07:27 -- Admin

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has developed a new Position Statement on Artificial Intelligence (AI). This Position Statement aims to provide nurses with an understanding of the core principles to safely navigate using AI, recognising the pivotal and important role of AI, and acknowledging the role AI will play in the contemporary healthcare setting…

A letter to the children of tomorrow

July 22, 2024 - 18:34 -- Admin

By Roger Chao  Dear Children of the Tomorrow, in sorrowed verse we write, To pen our deep apology beneath the failing light. We’ve ravaged Eden’s gardens and scarred her innocent face, And left a fractured legacy of greed’s unyielding pace. Forgive us for the forests, where once the giants stood, Their branches high and mighty,…

America one President down: King Lear makes way for King Leer

July 22, 2024 - 17:21 -- Admin

By Tess Lawrence America is one President down. Joe Biden has withdrawn from the presidential race. His demise was brought about not by a sniper’s bullet, but by assassins of another kind in both insidious and ignominious ways. Cognitive impairment is one thing but this octogenarian’s past months in office reflect more shame on others,…

Conventional Wisdom: The ICJ Ruling on Israeli Settlements

July 22, 2024 - 12:34 -- Admin

The International Court of Justice has again deliberated over the thorn-bloodied subject of Israeli-Palestinian relations. Its latest advisory opinion, sought by the UN General Assembly early last year, was unremarkably conventional though nonetheless affirming: a finding that Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, along with “the regime associated with them, have been…

The Transition to Net Zero

July 22, 2024 - 11:55 -- Admin

By Fred (An insight to the staggering ballpark numbers needed to achieve NZ By 2050). Out of idle curiosity I got to wondering how big the NZ 2050 challenge is if the renewables source energy was electricity. Fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) accounted for 91% of Australia’s primary energy mix in 2021-22. Oil accounted…

Hillbilly Hypocrite

July 21, 2024 - 19:24 -- Admin

By James Moore   Humiliation has long been a strong deterrent to failure in America. Our culture’s tendency is to blame the person, not the country or its capitalism. If you are in the ditch, you got there because you did not work sufficiently hard or smart, and you should not expect too much help climbing…

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