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SA rally to protect protest

This afternoon civil liberty and environmental action groups will assemble at SA’s parliament house for the Protect Protest Rally and March, launching a campaign to repeal the state government’s anti-protest laws. Protestors in Adelaide now risk fines of $50 000, legislated one year ago after SA Mines and Energy minister told a major fossil fuel …

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Budget 2024- Helen Haines give it a fair go

In this year’s budget handed down by Treasurer James Chalmers, Regional Australia will be receiving multiple benefits. Even though Shadow Treasurer claims the budget to be “a big-spending, big taxing con job”, Independent Minister Helen Haines welcomes a few of the initiatives brought forth by the Labor Government. Produced By: Alana Su-Navratil Featured In Story: …

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Budget 2024 – What does increased Defence spending mean for Australia?

This year’s budget has resulted in a plan to invest $50.7bn in defence spending over the next decade as part of the Integrated Investment Program, aiming to increase the GDP portion that defence spending takes. From tanks to housing, small arms to helicopters, the spread of defence spending is wide, and aims to take Australian …

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Budget 2024 – Adam Bandt picks at the “band-aid” budget

Treasurer Jim Chalmers said that the surplus budget will have “new energy rebates and more rent assistance”, all to assist “the most vulnerable”. However, the Greens have pushed back saying that surplus is merely a ploy, noting that the $9.3 billion could have been used  to assist Australians in dire straits. Though the Government looks …

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Federal Budget 2024 live from Canberra

The Wire, National Radio News, 2SER, Triple H, the UNSW’s Centre for Social Impact, and the Community Radio Network bring you a special coverage from Parliament House with an analysis of the Federal Budget delivered by Treasurer Dr Jim Chalmers. First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 14 May 2024

Outrage over local council’s decision to ban books featuring same-sex parents

Advocates are fighting to reverse a western Sydney council’s decision to ban books featuring same-sex parents. At the beginning of May, Cumberland City council voted to “rid” publicly-funded libraries of any books that show same-sex parents. The state government has now warned the ban breaches public library guidelines, and could lead to funding cuts for …

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