Greens call for faster action on car emmissions

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The Turnbull Government has this week announced a Ministerial Forum to look at vehicle emissions standards. However they have also announced any changes made will not be implemented until after March 2017. Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, says the government’s inaction on this issue is unconscionable.

Federal funding for domestic violence ‘not enough’

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The new federal government has announced they are spending an additional $100 million dollars to combat domestic violence. I spoke to Senator Larissa Waters and family lawyer Heather McKinnon about this. Continue reading Federal funding for domestic violence ‘not enough’

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 22)

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– Qld LNG project on shaky ground
– Lebanese ex-PM announces his return to Lebanon
– Claims Northern Territory is ignoring FOI requests Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 22)