World leaders will gather in Paris next week for climate talks which are aimed at keeping global warming below two degrees Celsius.
But much of the world’s carbon stores are on land controlled by indigenous communities who feel their voice is underrepresented in the negotiations.
How will they be heard at the climate conference?
1 in 6, or just under 1.5 million women have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a present or past partner.
Many of these stories go unreported but when they are, they’re often told in a way that blames the victim. As part of White Ribbon Week, media groups met this morning to pledge their commitment to make their reporting more responsible.
The Senate yesterday passed an amended bill calling on all children to be released from Australian detention centres in the next 30 days. However, the amendments are likely to be struck down in the House of Representatives.
The bill also does not address the ongoing issue of children being held in offshore detention on Nauru, who look likely to spend another Christmas in detention.
One of the key findings of the first ever Rental Affordability Index is that rent is unaffordable for nearly half of Australians.
The study released today by National Shelter and SGS Economics and Planning reveals Australian households in the lowest 40% of income earnings can see up to 65% of their income committed to rent.
And they’re not the only people struggling. The average income household in Australia, people who earn about $1400 per week, spend almost 30% of their income on rent.
There is a big problem with Australia’s mental healthcare system. People who have problems that are too complex are being left out until they find themselves in life-threatening situations. And even then, they are kicked out as soon as possible due to a lack of resources. Psychologists are calling for urgent mental healthcare reform ahead of a planned overhaul of the system to be announced by Health Minister Susan Ley by the year’s end. In a submission to the 2016-17 Budget, the Australian Psychological Society have outlined the necessity of improving access to psychological services for certain groups in society so that all Australians get the care they need.