New free-range egg labels fail consumers and producers

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The new national standard for labelling free-range eggs, announced recently by state and federal consumer affairs ministers, fails both consumers and producers. Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Charles Sturt University, Dr Raf Freire, explains.

4 reasons why NGOs need to invest more in training

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The structures and activities of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) are unlike any other organisation. Futurist and innovator Janine Cahill makes the case for adequately training all members of NGOs - volunteer or otherwise - to be successful.

How doing good is good for business and how Yoobi and the ‘one for one’ model is changing the way we shop and give

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Australia is very familiar with the concept of businesses donating a portion of profits to a particular cause or charity but there is also a lot of uncertainty around the concept. Lance Kalish explains how Yoobi takes the concept of giving to a new level.

Early election ultimatum

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It seems unlikely that the Australian Building and Construction Commission bill will pass the Senate, and Australia might well be faced with a double dissolution election on 2 July. Political scientist Dominic O’Sullivan says both the ALP and the Coalition now need to develop a coherent strategy.

Funding public hospitals

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Our health system is facing ongoing challenges and will again be one of the big election issues this year. President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), Professor Brian Owler, says we have reached a crisis point in public hospital funding that puts patients at risk.

Give Harmony A Chance – Finding Your Peace Within

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Today is Harmony Day, which is all about cultural diversity, inclusiveness a sense of belonging for everyone. Sue Ellson says a good start to live harmoniously as a society is to be a little kinder to ourselves and be grateful for what we have.