28 April 2014: Australia’s big four banks are backing companies accused of kicking people off their land, leaving them homeless and hungry, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Australia’s report released today, Banking on Shaky Ground – Australia’s big four banks and land grabs, includes evidence that ANZ,.Read more
Monthly Archives: April 2014
Have an old digital camera shoved in a drawer you no longer need? Do you have memory cards you don’t use? Donate any camera products to Visited Planet - the organisation will get the cameras into the hands of an Asian child to enjoy and gain skills. Visited.Read more
22 April 2014: “Best of Sustainable Supply” Award Exemplifies Fonterra’s Commitment to Make a Difference McDonald’s has announced its “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” award winners in a report highlighting how its suppliers achieved positive results by identifying opportunities and applying sustainable solutions in diverse places across the world. More than 600 entries were submitted, with.Read more
By Wendy Miller, Queensland University of Technology During Queensland’s preparations for Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman advised residents who lived in older houses (those built before 1985) to evacuate their homes as they were not likely to stand up to the storm’s destructive winds. In the event, the damage was largely.Read more
By John Cole, University of Southern QueenslandRead more
We are in the coal business. If you want decent hospitals, schools and police on the beat we all need to understand that. – Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, June 2012.It was a rare moment of unscripted truth in Australian politics, which summed up decades of national policy. The.
By Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, The University of Queensland Despite the mounting evidence, there are still some who would deny the veracity of human-caused climate change and its potential to disrupt and harm our communities. Most dissenters rely on non-expert sources, which tend to have low grades of analysis, review and scientific integrity. Not so with.Read more