Climate Inaction Analysis – Part One

Part one of our climate inaction analysis series aired last night, exploring political resistance in the fight for climate change. I was inspired to invoke conversations around this topic after watching the newest climate documentary, 2040, directed and starred in by Australian Film Maker Damon Gameau. I sat down with Global Politics and Policy Lecturer,…

Climate Change Inaction empowers students to make a stand

As the fight for climate justice continues, university students flooded the CBD with feisty signs and catchy chants protesting the government’s climate inaction. How many more protests will it take before the Federal Government commits to a better future? According to the 2019 National Union of Student’s Student Values Survey, climate change is the number…

Uni Students Stand Up Fight Back against Climate Inaction

As the fight for climate justice continues, university students flooded the CBD with feisty signs and catchy chants protesting the government’s climate inaction. According to the 2019 National Union of Student’s Student Values Survey, climate change is the number one political issue on students’ minds. Hundreds of university students gathered to make a statement of…

KidsHelpline struggling to meet call demands

As a nationally promoted outlet for kids seeking a listening ear and encouraging advice, Kids Helpline is struggling to keep up with the sheer volume of calls. While over 31,000 calls were made to Kids Helpline last year, more than half of those calls were dropped… the most dropped calls recorded since 2012. Other calls…

PNG Prime Minister calls for offshore detention deadline

As Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, James Marape, meets with the Australian Government this weekend, he is urging the government to decide a deadline for ending the offshore processing of asylum seekers on Manus Island. Refugee Activists support PNG’s calls as the six year anniversary of the July 19 policy passes, but there are still…

Abuse of Power found during CCC investigation

The Corruption and Crime Commission’s report into the ‘Abuse of power at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’ has been welcomed by Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan. The CCC report found opinions of serious misconduct of the actions of former DPRID employee Felicity Heffernan, and former Potato Marketing Corporation CEO Peter Evans.…

First Aboriginal Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt outlines priorities

By Helene Fung Ken Wyatt recently made history as the first ever Aboriginal MP who has been appointed as Indigenous Affairs Minister.  In a candid interview with our program Western Perspective, Minister Wyatt said that he understands from first-hand experience situations of those he will try to help:  “I’ve been immersed from a life experience…

Mike Nahan Quits As State Liberal Leader

After a period of speculation, WA Liberal Opposition leader Mike Nahan announced his intent to resign as leader of the party. A special party meeting has been called in-order to elect a new leader, in-order to give adequate time for Liberal Party members to make up their minds. Dr Nahan says he decided to resolve…

Donald Trump row with Nancy Pelosi escalates

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump, House Of Reps Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior Democrats abruptly cut short a meeting in which they were supposed to negotiate a $2 trillion package for infrastructure projects. Before the meeting Ms Pelosi called Mr Trump’s efforts to block Democrats’ extensive congressional investigations a “cover-up”, which angered…

Theresa May to step down after Brexit deal negotiations fail

By Helene Fung, picture courtesy: Number 10 Facebook Page British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she intends to resign on the 7th of June outside 10 Downing Street in London, after she met with Conservative Party colleagues to work out her exit plans. She will continue in the role until after a state visit…