Category: Opinion

State Liberal Governments abandon people with disabilities

If you want an idea of how a Tony Abbott led Liberal Government will treat the most vulnerable people in our community, look no further than the derisory way that Ted Baillieu, Barry O’Farrell and Campbell Newman are treating people with disabilities. [box border=”full”]Update: Sign this petition calling for Baillieu to fund the NDIS trial […]

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Should your union bother with QR codes? I was recently asked my opinion on QR codes and whether a union should start to use them for a campaign. I was luke-warm on the idea to say the least, but apart from a general distaste towards them I couldn’t name any specific reasons. Well, regular columnist […]

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Putting the Greens Party last a mistake

Mr Dastyari, who described the Greens as “extremists not unlike One Nation”, said Labor must “stop treating them like they are part of our family … Where it is in the Labor Party’s interest to do so, we should consider placing (the Greens) last – just like we did with One Nation,” he said. The Australian reports this weekend, […]

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Marine Parks

Environment Minister Tony Burke’s upcoming announcement of a national network of Commonwealth marine parks has been described by environmentalists as a chance for the government to leave a legacy as significant as the protection of the Great Barrier Reef or Kakadu. I, like many conservationists, was heartened to hear of the upcoming announcement of creation […]

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