“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…

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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,…

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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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