With over 3,200 dead and the numbers of dead and injured rising rapidly, Nepal is in urgent need of aid. The UN says millions of people have been affected, many spending a freezing night with no shelter after their homes were leveled. But getting aid is extremely difficult as many roads have been destroyed. Aid organisations say this underlines the need for aid programs that support infrastructure. And they say women are particularly vulnerable and often overlooked in aid distribution.
The youngest employment segment, 15-19 year-olds, is now disturbingly also a major long-term unemployed segment (joining the over 50's) in a new well-being Index for Australia. What is going wrong? In the past interest rate cuts would have helped stimulate employment growth but there appears to have been no result. There is a growing number of economists who think it is time to ditch the surplus mantra - but who will convince the major parties?
"They're just about to shoot my prisoner in China, and I'm flying to get my organ." A severe shortage of organ donations in Australia is seeing desperately ill people turn to countries like China to source their replacement organs on the flourishing market. But their donors aren't people who've signed up to voluntarily hand them over in the event of their death. Religious group Falun Gong claims political prisoners are being used to harvest organs before being "disappeared", and the Greens say the Australian government is not doing enough to stop the so-called "Transplant Tourism" phenomenon.
With rising anti-Islamic sentiments in Australia coming to a crescendo at the recent Reclaim Australia rallies, The One Path Network is a community funded television studio which talks both to, and about, the Muslim community. It aims to both clear up misconceptions about the reality of Islam, while giving the Muslim community a platform to share their stories.
Tributes are flowing in for Wiradjuri Warrior Ray Jackson, who passed away on Friday at the age of 73.
He is remembered for his life long fight against Indigenous incarceration rates and deaths in custody.
Ray Jackson founded and was president of The Indigenous Social Justice Association, working to unite the families of those who died in custody in a joint campaign for justice.
He was a victim of the stolen generation, taken from his family at two years old. and was dedicated to stopping the continuation of child removal.