Youth score victory in fight to save Great Barrier Reef
- Published: 17 March 2014
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In the face of a climate crisis and as the government sits in denial of climate change, the Australian Youth Climate Change Coalition (AYCC) recently inspired the nation to rally together to protect the world’s largest coral reef. Liz Bowie speaks with the group’s NSW co-ordinator Ella Weisbrot.
Property owners should pay communities for increase in their land values
- Published: 17 November 2013
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Reflections on Tony Benn
- Published: 23 April 2014
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Tony Benn spent nearly 50 years as a Labour Member of the British Parliament. He was a proponent of democratic socialism, a vegetarian and an advocate of humane social values. Benn, a radical social reformer, was vilified by big business, demonised by the media and targeted by the right-wing majority of his own party. He died on 14 March 2014, aged 88. Bill Waters reflects on Benn’s lengthy career.
A fee for failure: Paying to go bankrupt makes no sense
- Published: 23 March 2014
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Consumer advocates and financial counsellors have expressed their opposition to a new fee aimed at people filing for voluntary bankruptcy in Australia, arguing that the fee will further disadvantage individuals and families who are already struggling under the weight of unmanageable debt, writes Alison Waters.