The Climate Change Authority released its report on Australia's emission reduction targets yesterday, delivering what it calls a credible package for Australia to take the Paris Climate conference in December. It calls for a reduction of emissions by 30% by 2025, followed by a 40-60% reduction by 2030.
However, there are concerns that the government may not be able to meet it's targets with it's current policies.
Artists have just found out how applications will be assessed under Arts Minister George Brandis' new funding program.
The guidelines to the National Program for Excellence in the Arts prize ideas that can get funding from the private sector and generate significant audience interest.
While that might sound ok, many in the sector say the rules effectively take money from emerging artists and put it in the pockets of established organisations.
Western Australia's hospital system has come under fire again this week as the state's Health Minister Kim Hames announces a ban on 'Ambulance Ramping'.
The ban in Western Australia could be echoed around the country, with other state governments flagging it as an issue of concern in the past.
With NAIDOC week just around the corner statistics show more Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander community are graduating from university.
Meanwhile government and independent programs promoting Indigenous youth leadership continue to meet with success.
Bernard Thompson has this report...