Military greenhouse gas emissions excluded from climate agreements

Military greenhouse gas emissions are excluded from climate agreements. Why? Mike Smith discusses the issue and impact of military emissions on the planet with Marisa Sposaro on the 3CR Radioactive Show Melbourne and nationally across Australia. 3CR Radioactive Show Melbourne and nationally across Australia interview with Mike Smith, journalist and international public affairs consultant, 16 … Continue reading Military greenhouse gas emissions excluded from climate agreements

Brittany shares her story. The Stronger Together weight loss program

Dancer and actress Brittany Scrivner lost 7 kg on the Stronger Together weight loss program in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. Brittany joined the program after putting on weight during the pandemic. “I was working in the US. When Covid struck our contract was cancelled and we were sent home,” Brittany said. “I fell into a … Continue reading Brittany shares her story. The Stronger Together weight loss program

Democratize the peace process – Australians want to change the Prime Minister war powers

An overwhelming majority of Australians - 87% - want the Prime Minister’s war decisions to be subject to Parliament approval, a new poll has found. 87% of Australians think the PM's war decisions should be subject to Parliament approval always or unless there is immediate danger to Australia. Just 13% said the decisions should not … Continue reading Democratize the peace process – Australians want to change the Prime Minister war powers

Queanbeyan weight loss program starts this Saturday

A new weight loss program in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, starts this Saturday 22 May 2021. Weight loss coach Mike Smith will deliver the program at Body Basics Health and Fitness Club. Mike, a Fitness Australia registered health and fitness professional, was a successful Weight Watchers coach. His workshops grew to be among the biggest in Australia and New … Continue reading Queanbeyan weight loss program starts this Saturday

New weight loss program starting in Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan’s Body Basics Health and Fitness Club is creating a weight loss program. Weight loss coach Mike Smith will start the program in May 2021. Body Basics is the largest independent health and fitness club in Queanbeyan. It has been part of the community the past 30 years. It provides health and fitness training, group exercise, … Continue reading New weight loss program starting in Queanbeyan

People with disability abused in government funded services

The Australian Government has released National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline data. There were 472 reported cases of abuse and neglect of people with disability in government-funded services between July 2016 and June 2018 - more than one every two days. Social Services Minister Dan Tehan did not put out a media statement announcing the … Continue reading People with disability abused in government funded services

Employees with disability paid $1 an hour

Australian employees with disability are being paid as little as $1 an hour. This breaches international law and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, lawyer groups say. It's also contributing to issues such as poverty and depression, disability advocates say. The information is contained in submissions to the Australian government … Continue reading Employees with disability paid $1 an hour

Public interest vs profit: the fight for quality journalism

If financial viability becomes the benchmark for saving a newspaper or television program then not even The Australian is immune from the axe. The fact is that important journalism often needs subsidies to survive. It's a message Peter van Onselen should keep in mind when writing of privatising the ABC. Many important stories aren't commercial. … Continue reading Public interest vs profit: the fight for quality journalism

Abbott budget reply a series of stumbles

Budget week was predicted to be a tough time for the Government, but it's the Coalition's momentum that's taken a hit. In his budget reply last Thursday evening, Coalition leader Tony Abbott ventured out of his small-target cave. His speech and announcements were, at first blush, deemed competent and assured. Stumble: Tony Abbott, left, and … Continue reading Abbott budget reply a series of stumbles