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QLD steps up their ERT game: New Queensland Premier Steven Miles announces higher emission reduction targets and regional investment plan

December 15, 2023 - 17:44 -- Admin

Climate Media Centre: Media Release After being sworn in as Queensland’s 40th Premiere, Steven Miles uses his first speech to announce his government’s priorities, which included ramping up the state’s previously inadequate emissions reduction targets (ERT), bringing Queensland targets more in line with the ERTs needed to avoid catastrophic climate harm.  Leading Queensland environment groups…

Flirting With Nuclear Energy Down Under

December 15, 2023 - 16:38 -- Admin

It was a policy that was bound to send a shiver through the policymaking community. The issue of nuclear energy in Australia has always been a contentious one. Currently, the country hosts a modest nuclear industry, centred on the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), nuclear medicine and laboratory products. But even this has…

Veil of Secrecy: Unmasking the Contradictions in Australia’s Transparent Government Claims

December 15, 2023 - 10:50 -- Admin

By Denis Hay   The Australian federal government, like many others, publicly commits to transparency and accountability. However, a critical examination of its Freedom of Information (FOI) laws reveals a complex reality. This article delves into the dysfunctional aspects of Australia’s FOI laws, contrasting them with the government’s claims of transparency. Evidence from Research The effectiveness…

Most people support lifting incomes for those with the least

December 14, 2023 - 12:30 -- Admin

ACOSS and UNSW Sydney Media Release Three-quarters of people in Australia support an income boost for people with the least while less than a quarter think it’s possible to live on the current JobSeeker rate, new research by ACOSS and UNSW Sydney shows. The latest report from the Poverty and Inequality Partnership, Community attitudes towards…

All Lives Matter But Not Equally…

December 14, 2023 - 11:16 -- Admin

If you caste your mind back to the Black Lives Matter protests and remember the response from some was: “All lives matter!” and the argy-bargy about how could such a simple statement be racist. Of course, sometimes it’s not what’s said but the context in which you say it. For example, if a work colleague…

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The OBGYN Justices

December 13, 2023 - 21:07 -- Admin

By James Moore Anyone who has practiced or studied the dark art of politics, eventually arrives at the conclusion that nothing ever happens by accident in that practice. All occurrences are the product of planning, which might succeed with a positive outcome, or fail with unintended consequences. None of that, however, can be considered the…

Research raid undermines industry confidence and certainty

December 13, 2023 - 15:23 -- Admin

Science & Technology Australia Media Release A $46.2 million cut to research commercialisation unveiled in today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook undermines confidence – with R&D the investment capital for Australia’s future prosperity.  The cut of $46.2 million over four years to Australia’s new research commercialisation fund – Australia’s Economic Accelerator – amounts to seven…

Top-Down Leadership Changes: How Will Queenslanders React?

December 13, 2023 - 15:11 -- Admin

By Denis Bright Leadership change in Queensland has occurred with lightning speed after the unexpected announcement by Anastacia Palaszczuk that it was time for her to leave the leadership stage. As Premier of Queensland since 2015, Premier Palaszczuk presided over the transition from a one term para-military LNP state government, restored collegiate conventions in policy…

Dutton wants to slash electrician wages

December 13, 2023 - 13:23 -- Admin

Electrical Trades Union (ETU) Media Release The Liberal Party’s plan to scrap labor market testing for electricians will flood the Australian economy with foreign sparkies and slash wages, the ETU has warned. Electricians nationwide are horrified by Dutton’s plan to decapitate the local workforce.  “Rather than training young Australians and allowing them to build a…

Navigating Political Waters: The Courage to Embrace Change

December 13, 2023 - 13:14 -- Admin

By Denis Hay   In the fluid landscape of politics, the notion of reform and evolution often triggers waves of unease. Reflecting on the journeys of Gough Whitlam and Jeremy Corbyn, we find not just tales of challenge but also inspiring sagas of resilience and dedication to transformative change. Deciphering the Roots of Apprehension To truly…

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