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Dodgy financial advisers who use click-bait and cold calls to drum up business should be put in the legal freezer

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Anti-hawking laws should be tightened, and current consumer protections locked into law to stop dodgy financial advisers using click-bait social media posts, cold-calls and pressure sales tactics to move unsuspecting Australians into a dud super fund and charging them thousands in fees, the Super Members Council says. The Super Members Council is calling for the … Continued

Thousands of Australians call for an end to rapid population growth

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  Many well-known and respected names such as Dick Smith AO, economist Leith van Onselen and Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe, have joined over twelve thousand Australians to sign a position statement calling for the stabilisation of Australia’s population. Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) National President, Peter Strachan, said the Position Statement went public in the last … Continued

Monash expert: French election

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French President Emmanuel Macron has called a snap election in France after heavy losses in his party to the far-right National Rally party in the country’s EU election. A Monash expert is available to comment on the election and its implications in France, Europe and beyond.   Associate Professor Ben Wellings, Politics and International Relations … Continued

CSA Congratulates Inaugural CEO on Recognition

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10 June 2024 CSA Congratulates Inaugural CEO on Recognition   Christian Schools Australia has congratulated its inaugural Chief Executive Officer, Stephen O’Doherty on being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in today’s King’ Birthday Honours List. Prior to commencing his role at Christian Schools Australia in 2002 Stephen had been a member of … Continued

Health Equity Matters International Program Director Felicity Young appointed Officer of the Order of Australia

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  Felicity Young, Principal Director of Health Equity Matters’ International Program, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours List. The award is one of the highest civilian honours in Australia, and recognises distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or to humanity at large.  … Continued

Bushfire survivors call out Peter Dutton’s abandonment of communities on the frontline of climate change

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June 8, 2024 BUSHFIRE SURVIVORS FOR CLIMATE ACTION (BSCA) has spoken out in response to Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s statements in The Australian today that the Federal Liberal Party would dump Australia’s interim emissions reduction targets. The organisation, founded and led by bushfire survivors, has labelled the move reckless and devastating. “Here we are watching … Continued

Slash red tape to save thousands of retirees super fees

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The Australian Government should slash red tape on super accounts in retirement to save tens of thousands of retirees from paying two sets of super fees – and give people greater flexibility to choose to continue working in retirement, the Super Members Council says. A cumbersome rule forces Australians who want to pick up part-time … Continued

Democracy Means Listening To The People

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3 June 2024 – For Immediate Release Democracy Means Listening To The People   Christian schools are calling on Minn’s Government to do better than the Committee on Community Services, listen to the people of New South Wales, and reject the misnamed Equality Legislation Amendment (LGBTIQA+) Bill 2023. In their report into the Bill released … Continued