La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar tonight announced that students will not be disadvantaged for missing classes to attend the global climate strike this Friday 20 September.
Spring has barely arrived, and bushfires are burning across Australia’s eastern seaboard. More than 50 fires are currently burning in New South Wales, and some 15,000 hectares have burned in Queensland since late last week.
There’s no such thing as climate change. Just ask a Queenslander …
Australians familiar with “Black Friday” sales might associate them with images of Americans clambering over each other to battle for iPhones and TVs. Yet this term – used here by companies such as Amazon, Kogan, Bonds, and The Good Guys to promote their sales – is inappropriate for Australia given its association with devastating bushfires.
You might have seen Murrindindi Shire’s open letter calling on politicians and candidates to make an urgent commitment to provide more resources to mental health services in Murrindindi Shire.