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Israel’s military bombs Gaza into unprecedented levels of hunger

December 22, 2023 - 15:02 -- Admin

Oxfam Australia Media Release  Oxfam reaction to the IPC food security figures for Gaza   In reaction to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report published today on Gaza warning of a risk of famine if intense hostilities and restricted humanitarian access persist or worsen, Sally Abi Khalil, Oxfam’s Middle East and North Africa…

Day X Marks the Calendar: Julian Assange’s ‘Final’ Appeal

December 22, 2023 - 14:43 -- Admin

Julian Assange’s wife, Stella, is rarely one to be cryptic. “Day X is here,” she posted on the platform formerly known as Twitter. For those who have followed her remarks, her speeches, and her activism, it was sharply clear what this meant. “It may be the final chance for the UK to stop Julian’s extradition.…

Australia’s Path to a Clean Energy Future: A Sovereign Solution

December 21, 2023 - 17:11 -- Admin

By Denis Hay   The Urgency of Clean Energy Transition in Australia As an Australian voter, whether a steadfast party supporter or a swing voter, it’s crucial to understand the pivotal role of clean energy in shaping our nation’s future. The global climate emergency, endorsed by over 11,000 scientists, starkly contrasts with the scepticism of some…

End of productivity freefall no cause for complacency

December 21, 2023 - 14:15 -- Admin

Productivity Commission Media Release   Australia’s labour productivity has halted its decline but mostly because people worked fewer hours in the 2023 September quarter, according to Productivity Commission research. For the first quarter since March 2022, labour productivity rose – increasing by 0.9% in the September quarter, although labour productivity was still down 2.1% through the…

Atlas Network strategies: how fossil fuel is using “think” tanks to delay action

December 21, 2023 - 10:20 -- Admin

Australians should be wondering why the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS), one of the country’s proudest think tanks, has just established a body promoting nuclear energy that appears to have little to justify it. If the CIS truly believes in the project, surely it would have sought a leader with a stellar resumé? Earlier this year, environmental…

Colossal Biosciences announces the Tasmania Thylacine Advisory Committee

December 21, 2023 - 10:18 -- Admin

Colossal Biosciences, the breakthrough genetic engineering and de-extinction company, is pleased to announce the formation of the Tasmania Thylacine Advisory Committee. Led by Tasmanian Mayor Michele Dracoulis, this committee will provide a crucial public body for the discussion, development and dissemination of plans related to the rewilding of the thylacine. Commonly known as the Tasmanian…

End of productivity freefall no cause for complacency

December 21, 2023 - 10:02 -- Admin

Productivity Commission Media Release   Australia’s labour productivity has halted its decline but mostly because people worked fewer hours in the 2023 September quarter, according to Productivity Commission research. For the first quarter since March 2022, labour productivity rose – increasing by 0.9% in the September quarter, although labour productivity was still down 2.1% through the…

Texas: Show Me Your Papers

December 20, 2023 - 20:26 -- Admin

By James Moore   If you have lived and traveled along the Texas-Mexico border for a decent amount of time, you will eventually come to hear a saying that speaks to the culture of La Frontera. The words are rarely dropped into casual conversation but are the outgrowth of impassioned discussions about the convergence of economies…

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