Monthly Archives: November 2011
Here’s your chance to nominate a deserving organisation that is providing assistance to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Continue reading
One of the final pieces of legislation passed by the Senate before we rose on Friday afternoon has secured an extension of the Youth Allowance reforms to give e almost 5,500 additional students in regional areas access to independent Youth Allowance.The change comes into effect from January 1, and eliglble students will be able to receive up to $388.70 a fortnight in Youth Allowance payments.
When Peter Slipper accepted the nomination as Speaker of the House of Representatives – the look of fury on the faces of the Opposition front bench was priceless. Continue reading
It’s hard to imagine that in the modern world, and in Australia we are having to recognise that slavery exists in our communities. Modern slavery encompasses sex trafficking, people trafficking and forced labour.This week, Minister for Home Affairs and Justice Brendan O’Connor paid tribute to Australian individuals and organisations who are leading the fight against thes insidious practices and awarded the inaugural Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Awards
Diabetes poses a growing health threat. At present, type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. Type 2 diabetes, however, can be prevented in many cases by maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active.
Prime Minister Gillard had announced the government will support the ASUs pay equity case – Which will increase the salaries of more than 150,000 workers, Of whom about 120,000 are women. This is an important announcement for all community workers … Continue reading
With the passing of the Clean Energy legislation,here are the facts – Carbon Pricing for Beginners. Continue reading