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Research shows young people want to contribute to natural disaster planning and recovery

May 30, 2023 - 15:22 -- Admin

Victoria University Media Release Victoria University research in partnership with the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) shows young people are keen to get involved during times of natural disaster preparation and recovery, yet they have few opportunities to help or have their needs heard. Associate Professor Fiona MacDonald and YACVic colleagues drew on the experiences…

Yes is inclusive, No is divisive

May 27, 2023 - 14:07 -- Admin

The words speak for themselves, but I shall return to them briefly at a later stage. Firstly, may I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land to which I am writing from today, and I pay my respects to Elders past and present. In his meticulous biography of Dr Samuel Johnson’s life, his friend James…

Why the Conservatives cannot win the next election and why Labor will go early

May 27, 2023 - 06:00 -- Admin

You are probably thinking, referring to the headline, that it is a stupid thing to say, and on the one hand, you might be right given the Government still has two years to serve. On the other, going early when your chances of winning are second to none is a good idea. The Constitution provides that: “……

Education at the Showground

May 25, 2023 - 06:18 -- Admin

In the conurbation that is South East Queensland, most of the towns that have been consumed by population growth still have their agricultural show. The Ipswich Show was held last weekend. Apart from all the ‘fun of the fair’ that you would expect most local politicians were represented by stalls in the exhibitions area, where…

New coal mines and protests crushed: is Labor resigned to doom?

May 24, 2023 - 15:33 -- Admin

It is more shocking watching Labor governments implement draconian anti-protest measures than it is the right wing parties. The latter are by definition opposed to labour’s efforts to achieve a less-exploited life for the average citizen. The workers that the labour parties nominally represent won a fairer life by the protests that the leaders are…