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... to look out for the humanity and the planet

.... to be truthful, act with integrity, be collaborative

... to be inclusive, compassionate and community focussed

... to act on the evidence, to be economically responsible.

LATEST POSTS

China: no more coal power plants

There you have it – China will not build any more coal-fired power stations abroad. This is indeed significant since China builds/finances the majority of new …
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Show us your COP26 submission

The Glasgow Summit Conference of the Parties kicks off on 1 November and the UN warns it is the world’s last chance to get runaway …
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No to nuclear-powered submarines

Australia should buy advanced diesel-electric submarines that can operate submerged for weeks instead of spending $100 billion on nuclear submarines.
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CURRENT PROJECTS

Our work on Right to Repair

We are committed to a repair-friendly Australia that protects consumers, opens up more avenues for repair at a lower cost, and saves local jobs.
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Amnesty for asylum seekers

Justice for the Biloela family is welcome but the appalling treatment of the Murugappans should never be repeated. The Murugappan family should be granted …
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Budget: the glaring omissions

The ABC $58.6 million went to SBS, AAP, community broadcasting and the media regulator but the ABC’s funding will drop by $10 million for 2021-22. Former ABC bureaucrat, Michael …
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Budget: Health

New funding for mental health and suicide prevention, women’s health – including long-sought-after investment in endometriosis research and treatment – is welcome in this budget …
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Budget: Climate

Action on climate change and reducing Australia’s emissions continues to treated without the sense of urgency that the crisis demands. That’s the main takeaway from …
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Budget: Defence

The Defence budget climbed to $44.6 billion in this budget. Most of the new acquisition money is going into platforms that are arguably obsolete now …
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Budget: Aged care

The $17.7 billion package for aged care is welcome but it is $3.5 billion/year whereas the Royal Commission recommended an additional $10 billion a year …
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Budget: Universities

The budget has done nothing to address the crisis in university funding. The Age newspaper reported that the budget contained $19 billion dollars for universities. Was …
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WHERE WE STAND ON THE BIG ISSUES

Australia must now face up to its wasteful and polluting habits of make-take-dispose and take responsibility for the mess.
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Our plan for 200,000 new affordable homes, tax reform, loan caps and tenants rights.
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Openness, accountability, truth and the public’s right to know are essential principles and protections in a democracy.
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A universal right to high quality, safe and timely support and care, free from mistreatment and neglect, inhumane treatment, and any form of abuse.
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Our changes will increase the minimum wage in female-dominated awards and raise the wages of the lowest earners in the workforce, the majority being women.
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Our plan for a strong and independent defence force that costs $100 billion less than the government’s plan.
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By providing incentives, government can achieve a high return on investment and stimulate the growth of new industries.
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A $37,000 tax-free threshold, higher tax on the top 1%, cut CGT to 25% and $30/tonne carbon price.
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