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  • Legal
  • 23/05/2024
  • 09:33
Parliament of Australia

Intelligence and Security Committee to hold hearing on ASIO’s questioning warrants

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing for its review into the operation, effectiveness and implications of Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 on Thursday, 23 May 2024. The laws under review allow the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to seek a warrant to compel an individual to attend questioning. These powers were originally introduced in 2003 as part of Australia’s counter-terrorism response and were significantly amended in 2020 following a review by the PJCIS. Further amendments have been proposed by ASIO ahead of the hearing,…

  • Business Finance
  • 23/05/2024
  • 09:23
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting

Wolters Kluwer Launches CCH iFirm Workpapers in Australia to Help Accountants Improve Profitability

New solution developed by the expert CCH Master Tax Guide team integrates with CCH iFirm to help accountants complete their work faster SYDNEY–BUSINESS WIRE–…

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  • Energy, Environment
  • 23/05/2024
  • 09:22
Climate Council

Climate Failure: Eraring Power Station to Stay Open Beyond 2025

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE 23 MAY 2024 The Climate Council has labelled the NSW Government’s decision to keep Australia’s largest coal-fired power station operating well past its scheduled 2025 closure date as a failure of climate leadership. Climate Councillor and Economist Nicki Hutley said: “This decision is a triple failure: it fails policy, it fails climate leadership, and it fails to protect the health and wellbeing of communities across NSW and the nation. As NSW residents endure worsening climate impacts – like the Black Summer bushfires and last year's Great Deluge – driven by climate pollution, the state and federal…

  • Education Training
  • 23/05/2024
  • 09:19
Dubai Future Foundation

Dubai Awards Three Winners from India and Austria at First of Its Kind ‘Global Prompt Engineering Championship’

Dubai Crown Prince announces to train one million people how to AI prompt at the final day of the world’s biggest AI prompt engineering…

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  • Energy, Government NSW
  • 23/05/2024
  • 09:01
CMC

Eraring extension means more climate pollution and uncertainty for workers and investors

The New South Wales Government has made the much anticipated announcement that it will extend the operational life of the Hunter Valley’s Eraring coal-fired power station amid concerns about shortfalls in the energy grid. Community, business and expert spokespeople available below are calling on all state and federal governments to ensure that this is the last coal clunker to keep polluting beyond its agreed lifespan. They’re urging governments to boost large and small renewables, transmission lines, and energy storage, and support coal workers, to make sure other power stations like Callide B in Queensland and Yallourn in Victoria close on…

  • Building Construction, Engineering
  • 23/05/2024
  • 09:00
RMIT University

RMIT and council trial world-first coffee concrete footpath

Freshly brewed coffee concrete may be coming to a street near you after RMIT University teamed up with Macedon Ranges Shire Council to conduct…

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  • Sport Recreation
  • 23/05/2024
  • 09:00
Tide Communications

Kingswim Launches Expanded Adult Learn to Swim Program in Response to Rising Demand

Understanding the growing needs of modern parents, Kingswim, Australia’s trusted family swim school, is delighted to unveil its innovative revamp of the Adult Learn…

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  • General News, Mental Health
  • 23/05/2024
  • 08:59
Butterfly Foundation

Body dissatisfaction is stopping nearly half of young people in Australia from going to school.

Butterfly’s second annual Body Kind Youth Survey reveals young people in Australia are calling for more support to tackle body image issues and its impact on their daily lives. Of nearly 3,000 young people surveyed, over half (57%) were dissatisfied with how their body looks –11% more than 2022 results. Nearly half (49%) said body dissatisfaction stopped them attending school. 78% of young people wished they were thinner or leaner – 16% more than 2022 survey results. Almost two thirds (62%) said social media made them feel dissatisfied with their body –12% higher than the 2022 results. Young people want…

  • Entertainment
  • 23/05/2024
  • 08:14
Higround

Higround and Minecraft Join Forces to Showcase Gaming as an Art Form

LOS ANGELES–BUSINESS WIRE– Higround, a leading provider of premium gaming peripherals collaborates with Minecraft, the beloved sandbox game, to unveil an exclusive collection celebrating…

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