Whistleblower sentencing adds another thorn to Labor’s side

Besides the Federal government’s budget news on Tuesday, other news were developing in Canberra. The sentencing of whistle-blower and former ADF lawyer David McBride could add more fuel to the flame for Anthony Albanese and his government, as some in the community felt betrayed by the government for not intervening. Image: Whistleblower David McBride with …

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Post-COVID strategies for Australian retail transformation

Under the recent cost of living crisis, Australian retailers face the challenges of physical retail store transformation. Professor Sun Sheng Han conducted the in-depth research on the new strategies of interaction between physical store and consumers after the COVID, which could be adopted by the Australian business. The Wire’s Yumeng Gu firstly asked the Professor …

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Unveiling future made in Australia initiative and priorities for sustainable building infrastructure.

During the much-awaited reveal of the 2024-25 federal budget, Treasurer Jim Chalmers is set to provide additional insights into the government’s ambitious Future Made in Australia initiative. This comprehensive plan aims to breathe new life into domestic manufacturing by ramping up investment in clean manufacturing, industry, and energy sectors, with a particular focus on renewable …

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UNSW report highlights maltreatment of people with disabilities in detention

A new report released by UNSW has detailed the cruelty and maltreatment people with disabilities endure in detention centres. Compiling of testimonies and findings discovered in a national forum looking into the treatment of people with disabilities, research found that the system is not designed to help or properly detain people in these facilities. The …

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Inquiry into SA Museum restructure welcomed by science community

Controversial plans to restructure South Australia’s Museum could have “alarming” impacts on science and broader society according to a member of the science community. While contention continues over proposals, The Statutory Authorities Review Committee have voted to establish their own inquiry into the restructure after a similar move was voted down by The Upper House earlier …

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Australian sex workers peak body pushing for better represention in media

The sex work industry is one of the oldest professions in the world. This month Queensland’s parliament officially decriminalised sex work, joining Victoria, Northern Territory and New South Wales. Scarlett Alliance – the national peak body for sex workers and sex worker organisations in Australia are now calling for improved representation of sex work in the …

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Budget 2024 – First Nations funding welcomed, but more is needed

A First Nations organisation welcomes the government’s funding for new policies and childhood education. SNAICC National Voice for our Children also welcomes the commitment to establish the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Commissioner with $5.9 million over two years. But not everything’s good news, since the budget missed opportunities to do business with …

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