“Half measures” will not save koala from extinction

The Australian Conservation Foundation has welcomed the introduction of environmental legislation by the Morrison government, which includes a framework for national environmental standards and a new standards assurance commissioner, but warned of key flaws in the bill. “We welcome the government’s small…


Aged care sector unites to demand big picture reform

AUSTRALIA’S aged care sector has this week united under one banner to demand that big-picture reform follow the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety later this month. Launching the ‘It’s Time to Care About Aged Care’ campaign,…


Nuclear Ban Treaty enters into force without Australia’s support

On Friday 22 January 2021 the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) comes into force, establishing a comprehensive set of international legal prohibitions on participating in any nuclear weapon activities. It does so without the support of Australia’s Federal Government. Australian…

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