Urgent aid sent to Tonga post-tsunami

THE Government of Tonga is in a state of emergency after an underwater volcano erupted on Jan 15, 2022, triggering tsunamis and ash plumes across the archipelago. The ash-stained South Pacific Kingdom is now suffering the tsunami’s after-effects, according to the United…

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Journalists urged to improve reporting on disability

A NEW digital resource entered the media sphere in November 2021, putting an onus on journalists to up the standard of disability reporting.   The Disability Reporting Handbook is a digital resource designed to change the narrative of disability in the media launched…

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Is Australia racially tolerant?

THE United Nations (UN) International Day for Tolerance marking its 125th anniversary this Tuesday invites Australians to generate public awareness on the dangers of cultural intolerance.  Tolerance is “respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms…

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Hands off

THE Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released a report of 12 recommendations to protect the human rights of intersex people.  Published in October 2021, Ensuring Health and Bodily Integrity forms a human rights-based approach to decision making with an aim to protect intersex…

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Detergent company putting an end to water waste

DROUGHT-affected Australian farmers will receive water tanks over the next six months as part of the new #FinishWaterWaste initiative.  Finish Australia, in partnership with Rural Aid and supported by Coles Group will strengthen water security for drought-affected communities by providing tools to…

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Street harassment affects everyone

GRASSROOTS street justice organisation It’s Not A Compliment (INAC), shines a light on the intersectionality of street harassment in their new campaign Our Public Spaces. Launched on October 21 and running until October 27, 2021, Our Public Spaces invites the public to…

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