On May 10, federal treasurer Wayne Swan announced that Australia will finally join the overwhelming majority of developed countries in implementing a national paid parental leave scheme. But the plan falls way short of what women need.
Labor delivered its budget on May 12 in the context of Australia’s slide into recession. With the economic crisis hitting hard, young people are one of the most vulnerable groups in society.
The federal government announced in its budget that $1.3 billion will be spent over six years aimed at tackling people-smuggling and securing Australias borders, the Australian reported on May 13.
One hundred percent renewable energy in Australia by 2020! That was the bold call endorsed by members of more than 150 climate action groups at the Climate Action Summit held in Canberra in January.
As students across Australia sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests last week, the media reported NSW government plans to introduce league tables, comparing student performance across schools.
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan delivered the Labor governments second budget on May 12. Swans bleak message was clear: for those with a job, its a matter of work until you drop.
Vision Australia announced on May 6 that it will slash more than 130 jobs. This includes cutting 90 jobs in Victoria and the closing of three regional offices.
On May 19, more than 37,000 state school teachers will stage a one-day strike against the Queensland governments pay offer. The offer would keep Queenslands teachers among the lowest paid in Australia.
On May 11, ABC’s Four Corners screened an interview with a young woman from New Zealand. She recounted an alleged 2002 sexual assault in a Christchurch hotel room by at least 12 players and staff from the Cronulla Sharks.
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