It is no surprise to many that Australia is lagging behind in our climate change policy. In order to remain economically sustainable, we need meaningful economic innovation to create a greener economy.
For some, this means diversification from high-emission industries; for others, it means ensuring all businesses and individual households have a sustainability plan in place.
Then there’s the discussion of electric vehicles.
It formed a pillar of Labor’s campaign at the 2019 election, which arguably was one of their downfalls. Australia is not electric-vehicle ready. …
On August 27, 2020, Sussan Ley, Minister for the Environment, introduced the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 into Parliament House. This bill passed the House of Representatives on October 28 and was introduced to the Senate on November 9.
This bill is a positive measure towards the achievement of Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production and the goal’s associated targets.
In March this year, the Commonwealth, state and territory governments all agreed upon an export ban on waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres. This bill implements this ban and works towards a more economically and environmentally sustainable future.
The timeline for the rollout of this ban is as…
This article was originally published on October 18, 2020.
Yesterday was the ACT Election. While many people across Canberra had pre-polled, others, including me, waited until Election Day — mostly for the satisfaction of enjoying the reward for our civic responsibility in the form of a democracy sausage.
That evening, I noticed a few things. Parts of social media flooded with concerns that they didn’t realise they needed to vote before or on October 17. I also noticed many people not understanding exactly what they were meant to write in order to have their candidates voted.
The most interesting thing I noticed was the swing towards the Belco Party and the potential implications of that trend. …
This week has been a single sitting week for both the Upper and Lower House.
Tomorrow, I will be releasing a video on my YouTube channel covering the major news in politics from the past week.
In the meantime, let’s look at the legislation that was presented and passed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate over the past week and a brief summary of what each of the Bills aims to change in Australia.
Bills Presented in the House
Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020
- Introduced to House on November 9, 2020
- Regular risk assessment, adaptation and resilience…
On October 1st (October 2nd in Australia), a high-level meeting was held at the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Women’s Conference. Global Goals Australia was proud to be in virtual attendance.
The Fourth Conference on Women was held in September of 1995 in Beijing. It was here that the Beijing Platform for Action was agreed upon, marking the conference a turning point in global gender equality. The Platform for Action covered 12 main components of women’s economic, social and environmental inclusion and empowerment. These were as follows:
I am soon approaching the 5-month mark since my brain surgery.
20 weeks ago, I was wheeled into an operating theatre at 7:30 on a Tuesday morning to undergo the most significant operation of my life to date.
A lot of people have asked what that experience of brain surgery was like for me.
And I honestly can’t recall feeling anything much.
The one emotion I did have was around my parents. I remember seeing their faces as the doctors ran through everything that could go wrong during the surgery, and I remember not knowing how to make anything better for them. …
Saturday October 31 marked the final day for voting in the Queensland Election. It was predicted to be a win for Labor but possibly with a minority government. While votes are still being counted, the Palaszczuk government has won 50 of the 47 seats required to hold government, with a further 2 predicted by the end of the counting.
We are unsure exactly how the parliament will look, but Katter Australia has won three seats, the Greens have won two seats, One Nation has won one seat, and Independent Sandy Bolton has retained Noosa.
The election commitments from Palaszczuk’s Labor work strongly towards the achievement of the Global Goals. We have outlined some of the commitments below. …
It’s Melbourne Cup Day yet again, and as a nation, I continue to feel like we’re turning a blind eye to the Cup and the harm it has on society.
Ever since I was a child, I detested Melbourne Cup Day. I grew up around horses and find them the most gentle, beautiful creatures, and I can’t stand to think of the pain and suffering they go through for a 3-minute race.
For a full day of missed work, people who have slipped back into gambling habits, a lot of drunk people and a lot of horses in pain, I have to question whether all of it is worth it for just 3 minutes. …
It has been a big sitting fortnight for the Lower House and a couple of weeks of very interesting Estimates for the Upper House.
Tomorrow, I will be releasing a video on my YouTube channel covering the major news in politics from the past two weeks.
In the meantime, let’s look at the legislation that was presented and passed in the House of Representatives over the past two weeks and brief summary of what each of the Bills aim to change in Australia.
Aged Care Amendment (Aged Care Recipient Classification) Bill 2020
- Revitalisation of classification system for Aged Care…
If you follow me on social media, you would hopefully have seen me post a bit of information about #EndSARS over the past few weeks. Some people have engaged in a discussion; others have merely scrolled past.
I do not live in Nigeria; I’m not a Nigerian. I cannot speak firsthand on the experiences of those who have dealt with SARS in the country. What I can advise to other non-Nigerian, non-Nigerian-dwelling people is why we should care.
For a little bit of background from my limited knowledge and non-existent firsthand experience, SARS, or the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, is a unit of the police in Nigeria which was set up in 1992 when armed robbery was widespread throughout cities such as Lagos. The unit ran operations undercover in order to catch criminals and boasted early success stories before reports of abuse of power started filing in. …