A Senate report has recommended a Royal Commission into Violence against People with Disability. Craig Wallace says the abuse being perpetrated on some of the most vulnerable people imaginable, often by those institutions meant to care for them, needs to stop.
The economic zeitgeist in favour of innovation is being supported at the highest levels of government. David Coleman is optimistic that Australia is creating the right conditions for innovation to flourish.
The Federal Government has proposed changes to the funding of childcare. Samatha Page, CEO of Early Childhood Australia (ECA), responds to comments made by the Education Minister Birmingham and says that if the Package and Activity Test remains as proposed many thousands of families will opt out of the system and the children who stand to benefit the most will miss out.
Scientists claim that if the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland will be built, it will devastate our climate, our Great Barrier Reef and groundwater. Sherryl Caulfield urges us to protest where we can and act now before it’s too late.
Back in 2008, Labor and the Coalition agreed that an emissions trading scheme (ETS) was the appropriate policy to reduce green house gases. We are now on a trajectory where both will once again be in agreement. Kevin Parton explains why.