#perth lots of accounts including many from #media140 hv been hacked by phishers, change ur p’word if in any doubt – DON’T open dm links!
Those abused in state care abandoned by the W.A. and Federal Governments as the UK apologises http://ow.ly/1brRU #redress pls RT
Greens stand with welfare sector against regressive shift in social policy
The Australian Greens today reaffirmed its support for the welfare sector that is overwhelmingly opposed to the Federal Government’s welfare changes.
“We stand by groups such as ACOSS, Anglicare, St Vincent de Paul Society, and many others who have all expressed deep concern at the Government’s plan to extend income quarantining nationwide,” said Greens community services spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert.
“The Government wants to extend the idea across the Northern Territory and then the rest of the country without any evidence that it’s actually working.
“Almost all the 90 submissions received by the inquiry object to the proposals, stressing that it will further marginalise disadvantaged groups, especially Aboriginal Australians.
“The best the Government has done to validate its claim that quarantining people’s income is working was a shoddy recent attempt to misrepresent inconclusive data.
“We will continue to oppose any attempt to apply this compulsory scheme across the country, and stand alongside the welfare community in demanding a more collaborative and respectful way forward to deal with entrenched disadvantage.
Fernando de Freitas
Office of Scott Ludlam & Rachel Siewert
Australian Greens Senators for Western Australia
Suite S1.36 Parliament House, Canberra ACT
P: 02 6277 3467
About tto present for Aust. Inst of Management (A.I.M.) on twitter & #media140 – please tweet a hello to the managers and consultants -thx
Herbal remedy linked to liver failure
More and more Australians are trying a natural approach to solving their ills and herbal remedies are now part of a multi-million dollar business.But Adelaide mother-of-two Maree Furler learnt the hard way that when it comes to medical remedies, natural does not necessarily mean safe.At 50, Ms Fu…
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The Peak Child Abuse group ASCA today tweeted the news of British PM Gordon Brown’s apology to Australian child migrants acknoweldging it’s crucial to healing
please click the blue link for the UK angle
” http://bit.ly/aoM64h via @ASCAORG > urgent action needed 4 #redress 2 “
Labor and Liberal have failed at federal and state levels to discover a modicum of compassion.
Kevin Rudd was on twitter today congratulating the aussie girl who won olympic gold in the ski aerials, saying gee we’ll have to set up a new ski facility won’t we.
I had the temerity to reply on twitter
” @KevinRuddPM So if I win Gold at the Olympics, you cold fund some community mental health facilities – I’m starting training now Kevin! ”
Taxpayer’s money is used to stage boxing matches (btw I MC martial arts and support boxing ) build footy stadia, freshen up our dullsville foreshore and there’s always lots of taxcash when it comes to self promoting “government” commercials.
For WA’s Barnett/Buswell and the previous Labor wombats to halve compensation for victims of abuse in state care is disgusting.
Meanwhile, mainstream media is so tabloid and dollar driven that these issues are skimmed over or ignored, but gee my colleagues like to have a mass debate over daylight saving or shopping hours – day and night!
Nevertheless I am an eternal optimist ( sometimes a bit jaded ) and have high hopes for activism and advocacy on the net through media like this blog and on twitter.
So please join in, add a comment, ask a few questions of your local “member” and raise your voice for those who’ve already died as well as those currently in dire need.
The state government, meanwhile has announced that victims who are expected to die before christmas will get their meagre share of the halved compo package earlier than the others – really, it’s in the letter
It IS life or death – and for far too many of us.
Breakthrough in Pluto mining dispute: Mass meeting of workers agrees to review of accommodation system. http://bit.ly/aVmWO8 @thewest_com_au