Oceans of waste

Why is there so much plastic waste in our oceans? Surely its not the litter from parties on our beaches?  Surely its not from illegal dumping at sea?  The answer is that …

Our whistleblowers policy

Contents Introduction Purpose Scope The scope of this Policy – People The scope of this Policy – Conduct Out of scope – Complaints and grievances Defining Disclosable Conduct What is …

Our workplace discrimination and harassment policy

1.​ Scope​ 2.​ Aims​ 3.​ Staff rights and responsibilities​ 3.1​ Additional responsibilities of managers and supervisors​ 4.​ Unacceptable workplace conduct​ 4.1​ Discrimination​ 4.2​ Bullying​ 4.3​ Sexual harassment​ 4.4​ Victimisation​ 4.5​ Gossip​ 5.​ Merit at the Australian Democrats​ 6.​ Resolving issues at the …

Govt. cuts budget scrutiny

Billions of dollars in government spending could go without scrutiny, after the Morrison Government slashed the Auditor General’s budget. The Government has quietly cut $14m from the operating budget of …

Bell from Birchip

David Bell’s history with the Democrats goes back to the very beginnings of the party so it was wonderful to have him join recently and take a very active role …

Dirty coal, dirty tricks

It appears, at least in Queensland, that coal-fired generators are manipulating power production in order to drive costs down to zero at times in order to put large scale solar …