ANMF gives evidence to Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill Senate Inquiry

The government’s proposed Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill threatens to exacerbate systemic issues within the aged care sector, including stagnated wage growth and the increased casualisation of the workforce, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has argued at a Senate Inquiry. ANMF Assistant Federal Secretary Lori-Anne Sharp, ANMF (SA Branch) Director, Operations and Strategy Rob […]

The beginning of the end of nuclear weapons?

Experts have told us for decades that pandemics happen and will continue to occur. As a result, the advent of COVID-19 has created a new respect for science and the evidence and truth that it brings, in the face of opposing ideological baggage. Similarly, experts warn of the ongoing risk of nuclear war. It may […]

Nuclear weapons and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons are by far the most evil, destructive and indiscriminate of weapons ever created. Both in the scale of the devastation they cause and in their uniquely persistent, genetically damaging radioactive fallout, they are unlike any other weapons. Nuclear weapons have been used twice in warfare- targeting the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki […]

Climate change loss and grief in the Pacific

The way Pacific Island communities on the frontline of climate change are experiencing and working through loss and grief will be documented in a project set to start in 2020. University of Queensland (UQ) researchers will work with people in the Cook Islands, Marshall Islands and Vanuatu to document the impact of climate change on […]

More inhumanity as Medevac laws repealed

Legislation to overturn Medevac laws that gave doctors more power to decide whether asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island and Nauru should be transferred to Australia for urgent medical treatment passed the Senate on Wednesday morning. The Morrison government’s push to repeal Medevac was passed 37 votes to 35 after it secured the crucial […]

Hands off Medevac laws

Supporters of the Medevac legislation held an overnight vigil at Parliament House on Sunday urging Senators to reject a repeal Bill. The Coalition is calling to overturn the Medevac legislation with the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 [Provisions] in a Senate-only sitting this week. The Medevac legislation passed in February 2019, allows the […]