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Alexey and Yulia: Faith, hope … and the greatest of these is love

March 8, 2024 - 19:40 -- Admin

By unashamed believer in Love, guest columnist Tess Lawrence   The romance between the Navalnys, Alexey and Yulia is destined for historical and cinematic heroic grandeur, now that Vladimir Putin’s nemesis has been put to death by murder most foul. For sure, in due course, there will be a film, a popera, a musical, a docudrama…

Urgent need to address a surge in family violence-fuelled homelessness

March 8, 2024 - 10:16 -- Admin

A new report reveals a growing crisis of women and children fleeing domestic and family violence into homelessness prompting calls for an urgent funding package to provide pathways to safe housing.  Homelessness Australia’s Homelessness and domestic and family violence: State of Response Report for International Women’s Day analyses Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data…

From gender-based violence to gender pay gaps, new research finds that awareness of how gender inequality impacts women and girls is still shockingly low in Australia

March 8, 2024 - 10:10 -- Admin

Plan International Australia Media Release   New research by Plan International Australia, released as the world marks International Women’s Day has revealed that awareness of how gender inequality manifests in some of the most devastating ways in Australia – and in more vulnerable contexts overseas – is alarmingly low. Almost half of Australians (47%) surveyed in…

CFMEU backs build-rent-buy scheme expansion as part of housing fix

March 7, 2024 - 16:26 -- Admin

The Construction Forestry Maritime Employees Union (CFMEU) has called for the federal government to expand build-to-rent-to-buy schemes. The Greens’ housing policy, released yesterday, calls for the government to build 360,000 homes over five years that would be available to rent and buy at discounted rates. CFMEU National Secretary Zach Smith said the Federal Labor Government…

Aid system at the brink of total collapse and women give birth to stillborn babies as the risk of famine looms large in Gaza

March 7, 2024 - 12:50 -- Admin

ActionAid Media Release With one-quarter of Gaza’s population being one step away from famine and more than a dozen children dying from malnutrition in the north of the enclave, ActionAid is warning that an already extremely strained humanitarian system will face total collapse amidst the apparent looming offensive of Rafah. A senior UN aid official…

“No one should miss out”: RACGP calls for urgent rural NDIS boost

March 7, 2024 - 12:03 -- Admin

Royal Australian College of GPs Media Release   The Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP) is calling on government to boost the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the bush. It comes following the College’s submission to the inquiry into NDIS participant experience in rural, regional, and remote Australia. RACGP President Dr Nicole Higgins said that no…

Cultural evolution

March 7, 2024 - 09:54 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry Cultures evolve, the lives we live today are different than the lives we used to live, very little remains of what used to be, but some people wish for the good old days, when we knew what was what… except of course that is illusionary. So what is culture? A quick Google search…

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Dutton’s nuclear reactors are the latest climate delay

March 6, 2024 - 12:30 -- Admin

Solutions for Climate Australia Media Release Climate advocacy organisation Solutions for Climate Australia today called on the Federal Liberal and National Parties to release policies that would reduce climate pollution this decade, not talk up unproven nuclear reactors.   ‘We are deeply concerned that the Federal Coalition parties are promoting nuclear reactors and other dangerous distractions…