The rights of many Australians with disabilities to have their say in the federal election could be restricted if access to polling booths is not improved, said Australian Greens Senate candidate for Victoria and Melbourne City Councillor David Risstrom.
Greens MLA Kerrie Tucker will today propose amendments to the ACT Government's greenhouse gas emissions Bill, arguing that the scheme as it stands may only deliver reduced emissions for the first two years of the eight year scheme due to the absence of an overall cap on emissions, and the impact of population growth on electricity demand.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Rod Welford said the $3 million courthouse, would provide modern facilities for the island community.
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Welcome to the Papua New Guinea Gossip Newsletter -- 26th Aug 2004.
The Queensland Government and the United Nations will jointly organise an International Conference on Engaging Communities, Premier Peter Beattie announced today.
Efforts by the Queensland Government to encourage more rural women to take on roles as leaders and decision-makers were working with a dramatic increase in the participation of women on statutory boards, advisory committees and councils, Primary Industries and Fisheries Minister Henry Palaszczuk said today.
Primary Industries & Fisheries, Henry Palaszczuk
Mr Palaszczuk said three years ago, women accounted for only 2% of the members of the rural boards and committees associated with the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPI&F).
"The $450 million purchase of cruise missiles will stir fear in just the countries Australia wants as friends - Indonesia, other ASEAN nations and Papua New Guinea," Greens Senator Bob Brown said today.
Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today that Australia's F/A-18 Hornet fighter and AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft will be equipped with long range missiles capable of destroying land and sea targets.