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Barnaby, just another inebriated pollie

February 12, 2024 - 17:57 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry   How sad to see the image of Barnaby Joyce on the pavement, cursing at himself as he talks to his wife on the phone. Dear Barnaby is not the first politician to find himself in an embarrassing situation after having enjoyed one or two too many drinks, in fact the list is…

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Higher education staff winners in workplace law reform

February 12, 2024 - 15:16 -- Admin

National Tertiary Education Union Media Release The National Tertiary Education Union has strongly endorsed changes to workplace laws which will benefit university staff. The Albanese Government’s Closing Loopholes Bill, which passed federal parliament on Monday, helps restore some balance towards workers. Under the changes, the Fair Work Commission will have to ensure workers don’t go…

Making super fairer: Federal Budget changes that would increase retirement savings for more women

February 12, 2024 - 14:56 -- Admin

Super Members Council Media Release Lower paid women would have $40,000 more at retirement if at this year’s Budget the Federal Government committed to paying super on Commonwealth parental leave and re-aligning tax offsets, a new report has found. The Super Members Council (SMC) report, Securing a Dignified Retirement for More Women, provides new insights…

Audit Committee to scrutinise the Commonwealth Financial Statements

February 12, 2024 - 11:44 -- Admin

Parliament of Australia Media Release  The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) has commenced an inquiry into the 2022-23 Commonwealth Financial Statements which are audited each year by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO). This audit provides the Parliament with an independent examination of the Commonwealth’s accounts and identifies financial statement risks, issues…

Judicial Review of Environment Minister’s assessment of new coal mines in Federal Court today

February 12, 2024 - 11:27 -- Admin

Climate Media Centre Media Release The appeal hearing relating to the Living Wonders Cases will begin on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February, where three Federal Court judges will assess whether ​​Australia’s Environment Minister, Tanya Plibersek, is required by law to scrutinise the climate harm of new coal and gas projects. The Environment Council of…

Refugees roll up their sleeves for love this Valentines Day

February 9, 2024 - 18:05 -- Admin

By Jane Salmon   Who: A dozen refugees and their supporters who have joined the Lifeblood donor team called “10,000 Refugees Contributing to Australia”. Craig Foster, Humanitarian, Former Socceroo Captain, Broadcaster. Graham Thom, Amnesty International Australia. Professor George Newhouse, human rights lawyer. Where: 22-30 Oak St Rosehill NSW (near James Ruse Drive). Gathering outside Lifeblood. When:…