Tuesday , March 2 2021
Breaking News
Home / 2020 / December / 16

Daily Archives: December 16, 2020

Bob Carr pens global letter that highlights government’s resistance to climate change

“This may be relevant in making assessments about relative national commitments on the climate challenge.” Other prominent business leaders have also expressed concern about Mr Cormann’s OECD bid due to the government’s climate record. Jillian Broadbent, a former board member of the Reserve Bank and chair of the Clean Energy …

Read More »

Police take health-focused approach to tackle rising drug use

“I think too often too many think that solving the drug problem is a police issue. This is a whole of community issue. This is a complex, community challenge that we face,” he said. Loading “You’re not going to arrest your way out of a drug problem. You’re just not. …

Read More »

The government must talk to church leaders

Freedom of belief including religion and its practice are fundamental rights enshrined in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This legislation could erode this, intentionally or otherwise, especially regarding Christianity. Former Attorney-General Jill Hennessy’s refusal to meet affected parties such as church leaders to discuss these issues is disappointing. …

Read More »

Council buys RSL venue to keep poker machines out

“If the state branch got a hold of the place, they might fill it all up and put pokies in it. I’m vehemently opposed to that,” Mr Twinning said. “[They] have got a dismal record of just selling these places off to the highest bidder.” Manningham mayor Andrew Conlon said …

Read More »

Major unions, big businesses fund race to win Town Hall keys

Loading In November’s council elections, Ms Yang – who was backed by the industrial left of the ALP – won 9.2 per cent of first-preference votes, coming sixth. Her councillor candidate, CFMEU organiser Elizabeth Doidge, was elected to Town Hall last month. Cr Capp, who won with 53.4 per cent …

Read More »

Bored students? This idea is pretty fly

David Baird of Burradoo has a rather inventive blackboard memory (C8): “To break the torpor of a hot, afternoon lesson, I feigned irritation at a (non-existent) persistent blowfly. Then, turning, I hurled my piece of chalk at the back wall, walked along the centre aisle, picked up the dead fly …

Read More »

Slip, slop, slack: One in two Queenslanders admit they were sunburnt

“This exposure is largely preventable and is the biggest risk factor for skin cancer,” Cancer Council Queensland boss Chris McMillan said. “To prevent sunburn and skin damage, Cancer Council Queensland recommends being sun-smart when UV levels reach three or above, by using multiple forms of protection – slip, slop, slap, …

Read More »

Slain Celeste Manno remembered at vigil

“If I can achieve anything for anyone else it will be in her name,” she said. “People keep asking if I want justice and I keep saying there isn’t any.” The family and friends then watched a 30-minute video of clips from Ms Manno’s life, cut short at the age …

Read More »

Australia, the climate laggard, could lead the world: over to you, PM

Loading Morrison is still burdened with the image of carrying a lump of coal into Parliament, and still he allows his henchmen – Craig Kelly, Matt Canavan, Barnaby Joyce and George Christensen – to campaign for a new coal-fired power station or two, ignoring the fact that renewables are much …

Read More »

‘Coverup’ claims after man avoided hotel quarantine, drove to Toorak

“They crush dissent,” one of the sources said. “The fear of things being leaked impacted operations and the ability to provide a safe service to the public. If there is poor management and culture in emergency management, it leads to bad outcomes.” The insiders who worked on the second iteration …

Read More »