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NSW IGR shows need for bold reforms to fix generational challenges: CEDA

June 7, 2021 - 18:35 -- Admin

CEDA Media Statement CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball says the 2021 New South Wales Intergenerational Report (IGR) is a stark reminder of the generational challenges confronting the state over the coming decades. “Bold new policy ideas to address the state’s ageing population, climate change, geopolitical tensions and the uptake of technology are now critical.” “As…

Denmark Offshores the Right to Asylum

June 7, 2021 - 13:17 -- Admin

This has been a fantasy of Danish governments for some time. There have been gazes of admiration towards countries like Australia, where processing refugees and asylum-seekers is a task offloaded, with cash incentives, to third countries (Papua New Guinea and Nauru come to mind). Danish politicians, notably a good number among the Social Democrats, have…

Conserving coastal seaweed: a must have for migrating sea birds

June 7, 2021 - 11:45 -- Admin

University of South Australia Media Release As Australia officially enters winter, UniSA ecologists are urging coastal communities to embrace all that the season brings, including the sometimes-unwelcome deposits of brown seaweed that can accumulate on the southern shores. While tidal seaweed (or sea wrack) may seem unsightly – especially at beach-side tourist destinations – new…

Dog’s Breakfast No Dogs Barking – Quarantine and Vaccine Rollout

June 5, 2021 - 13:01 -- Admin

DOG’S BREAKFAST NO DOGS BARKING (POLITICAL ANALYSIS) – Quarantine and vaccine rollout. Not just Victorians shouldering the risk and blame but older Australians too, while the Liberals ‘get away with murder’. ‘Victoria is now battling COVID on multiple fronts. Here are four things to watch‘ – ABC News (5 June headline). But what about things…