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The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has warned that increasing the punishment of the unemployed, will result in worsening poverty and joblessness. Continue reading Welfare overhaul will increase poverty and unemployment
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is appealing for support to help get action for the protection of our oceans. Continue reading It’s time to open their eyes about the threat to our oceans
This article from From DW (13 February 2018) concerns the release of the findings of a study by the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which is based in the United States. This adds to the mountain of evidence that shows the planet is warming. The co-authors on the study came from the University of South Florida, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Old Dominion University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
The following from Sam Levin ( The Guardian 9 February 2018 San Francisco), gives an account of how during a court case, evidence of collusion between the police and odious hate organisations has come to light.
By Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights)
“Canada’s $233 million arms sale of military combat helicopters to the Philippine government will enable and worsen the already dire human rights situation under the Duterte administration. We call on the Canadian people and Filipino migrants in Canada to oppose this arms deal and intensify support for human and people’s rights in the Philippines,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay, after the agreement between the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) and Philippine military was announced on February 6, 2018. Continue reading Canada’s Philippines arms deal will abet human rights violations
The following message has been sent to the people of PNG, by Benny Wenda, who chairs the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). Next week there is going to be an important summit in Port Moresby. This should also be of interest in Australia, because our nation has been involved in the situation in West Papua, and because the Melanesian peoples are our close neighbours. Our government should stop supporting the Indonesian occupation.
By Joe Montero
As expected, The House of Representatives passed legislation for a company tax cut at the end of last week, from 30 percent to 25 percent by 2026. Continue reading There is absolutely no justification for corporate tax cuts