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Women killed by violence needs accurate reporting and national toll

The Greens are calling for an urgent crisis response to the number of women killed by violence and greater accuracy in media reporting following the murder of a Brisbane-based mother and three children by their father yesterday. “There have now been eight women killed by violence in 2020, after 61 were murdered last year, yet there … Continue reading “Women killed by violence needs accurate reporting and national toll”

Royal Commission a Climate Whitewash

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has responded to the Prime Minister’s bushfire Royal commission announcement. “This Royal Commission looks like a climate whitewash.” “I’m sure the Commissioners will do their best, but Scott Morrison’s terms of reference are designed to skate over the climate crisis and minimise the Prime Minister’s own contribution to these coal-fueled mega-fires.” … Continue reading “Royal Commission a Climate Whitewash”

Government risks Reef ‘in danger listing with new coral bleaching

Coral bleaching in the far north of the Great Barrier Reef shows the Federal and Qld Governments are failing to deal with the impact of climate change on the natural icon and could see it listed on UNESCO’s ‘in danger’ list, according to the Greens. Scientists have today reported significant coral bleaching at three locations … Continue reading “Government risks Reef ‘in danger listing with new coral bleaching”

National Royal Commission into Black Summer bushfires established

A national Royal Commission into Australia’s devastating Black Summer bushfires will be established following agreement from the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd). The Morrison Government has today released the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements, informed by feedback from states and territories. Prime … Continue reading “National Royal Commission into Black Summer bushfires established”

Space Agency Touches Down at Adelaide Home Base

The Australian Space Agency has officially opened its headquarters in the centre of Adelaide today, reaching an exciting milestone in its mission to grow the economy and create new jobs. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Space Agency had made outstanding progress since being established by the Coalition in July 2018 and was now ready … Continue reading “Space Agency Touches Down at Adelaide Home Base”

AGRIBUSINESS PRECINCT TO BE A GLOBAL LEADER

The production of fresh food in climate controlled greenhouses in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Agribusiness Precinct has the potential to transform food production in Australia and take produce from Western Sydney to the world. Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said a new report has found the Agribusiness Precinct, announced by … Continue reading “AGRIBUSINESS PRECINCT TO BE A GLOBAL LEADER”

Man arrested following police operation – Lower Hunter

A man is expected to be charged with multiple driving offences after being arrested in the state’s Hunter region today. About 11.00am (Thursday 20 February 2020), police observed a red Holden Commodore sedan travelling on Streeton Drive, Metford, just outside of Maitland. As police turned around to stop the car, the driver allegedly sped off … Continue reading “Man arrested following police operation – Lower Hunter”

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