Thousands of school students strike to demand climate change action
Students across Australia have skipped school to demand government action on climate change. Read More
‘A scar I will always carry’: Holgate made CEO of parcel business Global Express
Ex-Australia Post boss Christine Holgate has been appointed chief executive of rival multibillion-dollar parcel business Global Express, but says she will carry a life-long scar over her controversial exit from the postal service.
Budget breaks to help retirees boost super savings
A scheme enabling downsizers to turbocharge their superannuation when they sell the family home will be extended to people aged 60 – down from 65 – to bolster retirement savings and free up critical housing stock.
Scott Morrison unveils government’s response to Respect@Work report
Scott Morrison has unveiled plans to stamp out sexual harassment in the workplace, with the government to adopt all recommendations of the Respect@Work report in part or in full.
Kate Jenkins says Australia ‘fell behind’ on sexual harassment
Sexual harassment reforms should be embraced but come after Australia “fell behind over time” on the issue, the woman who drove them says.
$252 million fund designed to win seats and punish councils, inquiry finds
A $252 million grants fund handled by the Berejiklian government was deliberately devised to accommodate pork-barrelling, punish councils who objected to forced amalgamations, and win seats ahead of the 2019 state election, an inquiry has found.
Christian Porter to lose Attorney-General job, Linda Reynolds to lose Defence in Cabinet reshuffle
Christian Porter is set to be stripped of his Attorney-General portfolio as the Prime Minister seeks to cauterise the deepening crisis engulfing his government.
‘Be a voice’: June Riemer wins NSW Aboriginal woman of the year
Gumbaynggirr Dunghutti woman June Riemer was named the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year on Thursday, acknowledging 40 years of advocacy for First Nations People and people living with a disability. Read More
Warming oceans threaten baby sharks
The warming of worldwide oceans from climate change means baby sharks are at risk of being born smaller and without the energy, they need to survive, scientists say.
Madonna King: Why are we victim-shaming teenage girls? We should be educating all
“Why is a 13-year-old at a party?”
“Did her parents know where she was?’’
“She went back to his room willingly, didn’t she?’’
“Maybe young women need to look inside their own gender group and fix the problem at the source…’’
Queensland entrepreneurs use old laptop batteries to help combat global energy crisis among poverty-stricken families
A Queensland social enterprise is turning electronic trash into a global treasure, repurposing old laptop batteries to create a solar-powered solution for poverty-stricken families across the world. Read More
Biloela residents rise in darkness to mark three years since Tamil family taken into detention
As dawn broke over the central Queensland town of Biloela today, more than 20 residents gathered by candlelight to mark three years since a Tamil asylum seeker couple and their two Australian-born children were taken into immigration detention.
Government has ‘demonstrably failed’ in its response to rape allegations, says Natasha Stott Despoja
Scott Morrison faces growing pressure to establish an independent investigation into a rape allegation against the Attorney-General, with Natasha Stott Despoja condemning the government, saying it has “demonstrably failed” in its response so far.
UN climate report a ‘red alert’ for the planet: Guterres
The science is clear… the 1st hand that we are experiencing every day is clear… The government must act now with real solutions, focused action and global partnerships.
Great interview with Natasha Scott Despoja with insight on Gender Equity and Women in politics
Russia’s wheat export tax expected to deliver big pay day for Australian farmers
Russia is about to double its controversial wheat export tax, a decision tipped to have positive ramifications for Australian farmers. Read More
Australian teachers’ workload is snowballing – as their pay lags behind – Jane Caro
Far too many of our teachers, especially when they are young and idealistic, are so afraid of being seen as a slacker they drive themselves into the ground. Read More