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SA stabbing murder suspect arrested after two-day manhunt - ABC Online

30-04-2017 Australia The Editor

SA stabbing murder suspect arrested after two-day manhunt - ABC Online

The man wanted over an alleged stabbing murder at a shopping centre in Adelaide's north has now been arrested after leading police on a manhunt lasting almost two days.Alexander Watts, 25, died in hospital on Thursday night, hours after he was allegedly stabbed outside the Elizabeth shopping centre.Police on Saturday arrested a 26-year-old from Elizabeth at an address at Findon, and said they expected to charge him with murder.Police said the arrest occurred "without incident".Investigators searched properties across Adelaide as well as several in the Riverland and Barossa Valley as they tried to track the man down.They also revealed a Holden Commodore sedan believed to have been used by the man has been seized.The car, which was found on Friday afternoon, is...Read full article on News GN Australia

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North Korea's ballistic missile test fails - The Australian

30-04-2017 Australia The Editor

North Korea's ballistic missile test fails - The Australian

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns UN Security Council members that failure to act on North Korea could have “catastrophic consequences”. Picture: AFP North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile today in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons ambitions. Japan’s government spokesman says the missile launched is believed to have travelled about 50km and fallen on an inland part of the country. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the ballistic missile was fired to the northeast around 5.30am from an area in the vicinity of Pukchang, north of Pyongyang, the capital. He spoke at a news conference following a meeting of Japan’s National Security Council. South Korea’s defence ministry said it suspected the missile test had failed after a brief flight, while the US military’s Pacific Command confirmed...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Queensland Premier Palaszczuk unleashes on PM Turnbull - SBS

30-04-2017 Australia The Editor

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Malcolm Turnbull is a worse prime minister than Tony Abbott was in his dealings with state governments. Source: AAP 30 Apr 2017 - 8:12 AM  UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Malcolm Turnbull is arrogant and disrespectful, with relations between the two at an all-time low. "I now believe Malcolm Turnbull is worse than Tony Abbott," she told The Sunday Mail. "When Tony Abbott was prime minister, I could get straight answers. I didn't always like what he had to say, but he stuck to it," She and Mr Turnbull are due to meet in Townsville on Monday for the Battle of the Coral Sea memorial. But Ms Palaszczuk said Mr Turnbull's recent behaviour had shown contempt for the states, saying he didn't contact her when he flew into Brisbane to announce his gas plan. "I'm sick of it, the public's sick of it and it's...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Shark spotter Adrien Dubosc killed by shark - Fraser Coast Chronicle

30-04-2017 Australia The Editor

Shark spotter Adrien Dubosc killed by shark - Fraser Coast Chronicle

A TRAINED shark spotter has been mauled to death by one, just two months after his best friend was killed in almost identical circumstances. The Sun reports that Adrien Dubosc, 28, was bitten in the leg in shark-infested waters off Pointe au Sel, Reunion, overnight. Adrien Dubosc, 28, was a bodyboarder and shark lover. Facebook The trained shark spotter was dragged to shore and given CPR in front of his horrified family members, but rescuers could not save him. His death comes weeks after his best friend Alexandre Naussac, 26, died on a nearby beach on the French island, which lies off the coast of Madagascar. Dubosc was a member of Shark Watch Patrol which is dedicated to cutting down spiralling shark deaths on the island. Police said the experienced bodyboarder was in the water with two friends when he was attacked. "The young man was in the water with two friends, when a shark...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Donald Trump's 100 days in office marked by climate change protests - …

30-04-2017 Australia The Editor

Donald Trump's 100 days in office marked by climate change protests - ABC Online

As US President Donald Trump marks his 100th day in the White House, thousands of people have turned out in cities across the country to protest against his climate change policies. Key points:More "sister" protests are scheduled around the world — (view the photos)Marchers also protesting against Mr Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrantsMr Trump to hold a rally in Pennsylvania and skip the White House Correspondent's dinner Mr Trump said earlier he had brought "profound change", adding "the first 100 days of my administration has been just about the most successful in our country's history"."It's a false standard, 100 days, but I have to tell you, I don't think anybody has done what we've been able to do in 100 days, so we're very happy," he said.About 15,000 people gathered...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Man on run after two men stabbed south of Brisbane - Brisbane Times

30-04-2017 Australia The Editor

Man on run after two men stabbed south of Brisbane - Brisbane Times

Police are still on the hunt for an alleged attacker, after two men were stabbed at a home in Logan on Saturday night. Police said a 22-year-old had an argument with the occupants of a Slacks Creek home and was ejected. Play Video Don't Play Government 'engages in cover-ups' Play Video Don't Play Video duration 02:02 Previous slide Next slide Video duration 00:29 Manhunt over double stabbing in Logan Manhunt over double stabbing in Logan A 22-year-old man is on the run after a double stabbing south of Brisbane on Saturday night. Vision: Channel 7. Government 'engages in cover-ups' Play Video Don't Play Video duration 02:02 Video duration 02:02 Government 'engages in cover-ups' Government 'engages in cover-ups' Tim Nicholls accuses the Labor government of hiding the truth by withholding information from a series of reports including one into the death of...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Congress Prevents Government From Shutting Down on Trump's 100th Day -…

30-04-2017 World News The Editor

The measure approved on Friday, known as a continuing resolution, sustains government operations at current funding levels through next Friday. By that point, congressional leaders hope to have passed a spending package that will cover the rest of the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Continue reading the main story “A continuing resolution is never anyone’s first choice for funding the government,” said Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen, Republican of New Jersey and the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. “However, this is our best path forward.”Democrats largely went along with the stopgap measure, though not without registering their complaints about the process.“I think it’s sad that we’re here at the last minute trying to kick the can down the road,” said Representative Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts. “This could have been avoided.” Continue...Read full article on News GN World

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North Korea's missile test fails, US military says - CNN

30-04-2017 World News The Editor

The missile blew up over land in North Korean territory, said US Navy Cmdr. Dave Benham, a spokesman for the US Pacific Command.US President Donald Trump cast the launch as a direct snub against China, one of North Korea's only allies and a nation seen by the Trump administration as a potential US ally in efforts to stamp out Pyongyang's nuclear program."North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!" Trump tweeted. "All options for responding to future provocations must remain on the table," Tillerson said. "Diplomatic and financial leverage or power will be backed up by willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action, if necessary." The launch was swiftly condemned by South Korean and Japanese leaders. 'Continuously playing with fire' South Korea called it a...Read full article on News GN World

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Trump's EPA: Cuts, infighting and no talk of climate change - CNN

30-04-2017 World News The Editor

Alongside EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a former Oklahoma attorney general who once worked tangentially with the fossil fuel industry to oppose Obama-era regulations, the Trump administration has so far issued a flurry of EPA-focused executive orders, proposed employee buyouts, handed down a social media gag order and is proposing significant cuts to the EPA budget.Pruitt and Trump alike have touted their new agency agenda as a win for economic growth and those who work with businesses in the oil and gas industry have likened the atmosphere to finally having their voices heard."We were looking forward to a new admin that was not going to be openly hostile to us," said Kathleen Sgamma, president of the Western Energy Alliance. "So our expectations going in were optimistic thinking at least we have somebody who talks about encouraging oil and natural gas development. What we didn't...Read full article on News GN World

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How Trump Has Reshaped the Presidency, and How It's Changed Him, Too -…

30-04-2017 World News The Editor

At the same time, he has cast off conventions that constrained others in his office. He has retained his business interests, which he implicitly cultivates with regular visits to his properties. He has been both more and less transparent than other presidents, shielding his tax returns and White House visitor logs from public scrutiny while appearing to leave few thoughts unexpressed, no matter how incendiary or inaccurate. And he has turned the White House into a family-run enterprise featuring reality-show-style, “who will be thrown off the island?” intrigue. Continue reading the main story “His first 100 days is a reflection of how much the presidency has changed,” said Janet Mullins Grissom, a top official in President George Bush’s White House and State Department. “The biggest difference between President Trump and his predecessors is that he is the first president in my...Read full article on News GN World

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Anthony Joshua defeats Wladimir Klitschko by 11th-round TKO - ESPN

30-04-2017 World News The Editor

8:44 PM ET LONDON -- The young lion roared in a great fight. Anthony Joshua, now the face of the heavyweight division, persevered through some very difficult moments but retained his world title -- and won a vacant belt to boot -- in dramatic fashion. He did so by getting off the mat and knocking out former longtime world champion Wladimir Klitschko, who was bidding to become a three-time world champion, in the 11th round of an epic slugfest on Saturday night before a British-boxing-record crowd of 90,000 at sold-out Wembley Stadium. With the fight close, Anthony Joshua, right, knocked Wladimir Klitschko down twice in the 11th before the referee stopped the fight at the 2:25 mark. Peter Byrne/PA/APThe fight, after a buildup that captivated the British public and the boxing world, more than lived up to the massive hype that made it the biggest heavyweight fight since Lennox Lewis...Read full article on News GN World

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Meet the Fyre Fest Attendee Who Live-Tweeted the Island Disaster - Bil…

30-04-2017 World News The Editor

Fyre Festival attendees were promised paradise on a private island, only to arrive in the Exumas, Bahamas, on Thursday (April 27) to find a half-finished festival site, uninhabitable accommodations and hundreds of fans pleading to get out. The images of what was promised and what was actually delivered have dominated coverage of the failed festival, with many in the media turning to a Twitter feed run by a 32-year-old blogger named Seth Crossno from Raleigh, N.C., who uses the pen name William N. Finley IV. Crossno's photos on Instagram and Twitter were some of the most widely shared images from Fyre Festival, giving the rest of the world a peak at the train-wreck festival that vastly under-delivered and was eventually canceled. Billboard tracked down Crossno to discuss his experience on Exumas and learned how his images and social media posts resonated with hundreds of thousands of...Read full article on News GN World

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Under the Trump Tax Plan, We Might All Want to Become Corporations - N…

30-04-2017 Business News The Editor

For example, I am currently an employee of The New York Times, paid a salary every two weeks to write articles about economics. My earnings are labor income; I happen to be in the 28 percent tax bracket. Continue reading the main story Suppose I instead formed Irwin Scribblings L.L.C., a “company” dedicated to providing economics writing services. Irwin Scribblings could then contract with The Times to provide articles about economics for a rate equivalent to the value of my current salary and benefits.Under current law, I would pay the same taxes on that business income that I do on personal income. In important ways I would be worse off, as I would need to pay more of my own payroll taxes, wouldn’t have unemployment insurance, and would need to get health insurance through some channel other than my employer.But under the Trump tax plan, my tax rate would fall to 15 percent...Read full article on News GN Business

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RECALL: Heater sold at Bunnings could explode when turned on - Gladsto…

30-04-2017 Business News The Editor

RECALL: Heater sold at Bunnings could explode when turned on - Gladstone Observer

AS the weather cools down, and quickly, residents may be looking for a quick, easy way to warm up their homes. Just make sure your winter warmer fix isn't the Moretti 11 Fin Oil Column Heater (Model No. MC35B2, Batch 12/16) - sold nationally in Bunnings Warehouse stores. RECALL: The Moretti 11 Fin Oil Column Heater (Model No. MC35B2, Batch 12/16) has been recalled. Sarah Barnham Because it could explode and spray hot oil at you when you go to switch it on. Both Bunnings Warehouse and Product Safety Australia released a safety recall for the product yesterday. The hot oil spray could cause serious burning and scalding injuries. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Bunnings Warehouse is the only trader to have sold this product, which was only new to the market February 1. It has since been taken off the market, as of April 19. However, if you have one of...Read full article on News GN Business

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37-year-old buys Australian mansion for record-breaking $76 million - …

30-04-2017 Business News The Editor

37-year-old buys Australian mansion for record-breaking $76 million - Stuff.co.nz

Ken Jacobs Take a tour around the Elaine estate with this marketing video, prepared pre-sale. The 154-year-old Sydney waterfront mansion that has been in same Australian family for 126 years has been sold to a 37-year-old tech billionaire, breaking all Sydney house price records. Scott Farquhar and his wife Kim Jackson paid more than A$70 million (NZ$76m) for the Point Piper estate, Elaine, which was owned by John Brehmer Fairfax, Domain reported. Farquhar founded the global tech giant Atlassian with his university mate Mike Cannon-Brookes in 2002, using $10,000 in credit card debt. Elaine, the Point Piper estate that has been in the Fairfax family for 126 years, has been sold to Scott Farquhar, a 37-year-old tech billionaire, and his wife Kim Jackson. Having debuted on the BRW Young Rich List in 2007, the tech duo topped the list last year with a combined wealth of $4.6...Read full article on News GN Business

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Aus seeks US anti-radiation missiles - McIvor Times (registration) (bl…

30-04-2017 Business News The Editor

Australia is looking to buy anti-radiation missiles worth about $183.7 million for its Growler aircraft fleet, according to a US agency. The US State Department has approved the possible sale and Congress has been informed, a notice from the country's Defense Security Cooperation Agency says. The sale would include up to 70 high speed anti-radiation missiles, 40 advanced anti-radiation guided missiles and training missiles as well as other support equipment. The total estimated cost is $US137.6 million, or $A183.7 million. "Australia is requesting these missiles for its Electronic Attack EA-18G Growler aircraft," the agency notice says about the missiles, which are designed for attacking ground-based radar. "Australia will use this capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense." If the sale goes ahead it 'will contribute to the foreign policy...Read full article on News GN Business

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GST carve-up inquiry announced by Treasurer Scott Morrison after WA an…

30-04-2017 Business News The Editor

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has ordered an independent inquiry into the system used to distribute GST revenue to the states and territories.Mr Morrison has prepared terms of reference for an inquiry by the Productivity Commission into the distribution model, which sees Western Australia receive by far the worst share of GST revenue of all the states.WA will get a return of just 34 cents for every GST dollar raised next financial year after a determination last month by the Commonwealth Grants Commission (CGC).In a statement, Mr Morrison said the inquiry would examine the impact of the GST carve-up, including claims that it creates disincentives for reform."Under Australia's current approach, the CGC recommends a GST distribution to the states that provides each state with the capacity to provide its citizens with a comparable level of...Read full article on News GN Business

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'Groaning' Victorian regional rail to get $1.45b funding boost for imp…

30-04-2017 Business News The Editor

'Groaning' Victorian regional rail to get $1.45b funding boost for improvements across network - ABC Online

Related Story: Gippsland has worst passenger rail service in Victoria, councils say Related Story: V/Line boom gate problem shuts down Warrnambool rail line Victoria's troubled regional rail network V/Line will get a $1.45 billion upgrade, with improvements across all lines, as part of the State Government's upcoming budget. Key points:Regional rail in Victoria will receive a $1.45 billion funding boostGippsland, with the state's "worst" rail service will receive the largest proportionThe PTUA says the funding will help the network catch up with higher patronage The package includes $435 million dollars for the Gippsland line, improvements to the Warrnambool, Echuca, Bendigo and Ballarat services, and $110 million for the new...Read full article on News GN Business

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Labor electorates line up for Canberra public servants - The Sydney Mo…

30-04-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Labor electorates line up for Canberra public servants - The Sydney Morning Herald

Communities in regional Labor-held seats are among those lining up to attract public servants relocated from Canberra. Most of the 199 submissions to a Labor-controlled Senate inquiry endorse decentralisation. Joel Fitzgibbon is Labor's shadow minister for agriculture and regional Australia. Photo: Supplied What began as a political exercise to scrutinise the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority move to Armidale has opened the door for towns and cities across the country to seek an injection of federal stimulus. Wishful submissions were made from local governments in key Labor seats including Ballarat, Bendigo, Corio, Cunningham, Eden Monaro, Lingiari and Paterson. Maitland City Council, adjoining the Hunter electorate of Labor agriculture spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon, says decentralisation will help address skill shortages in regional Australia and ease...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Robert Davidson's Stalin's Piano to premiere at CIMF - The Canberra Ti…

30-04-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Robert Davidson's Stalin's Piano to premiere at CIMF - The Canberra Times

Robert Davidson's Stalin' Piano will make its world premiere at the Canberra International Music Festival. Photo: Supplied  Composer Robert Davidson considers himself a political person - "probably predictably a little left leaning" - but he isn't out to make a political statement with any of his art. "What I'm interested in is telling a story," he says. "Getting to the person behind the politician … all the resonances and layers of meaning ... that is where a lot of the communication takes place, it isn't the words, it's about tuning into their souls." For both of his contributions to the Canberra International Music Festival, Davidson has intertwined politics and art, layering them on many different levels. His first concert is the world premiere of Stalin's Piano, to be played by Russian pianist Sonya Lifschitz. The story behind the piece is a fascinating one. Davidson read an...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Canberra should play political game on decentralisation to save jobs -…

30-04-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Canberra should play the political game on decentralisation. Let Sydney and Melbourne take the hit. Canberra shouldn't have too much to fear from public sector decentalisation. As many have pointed out, Canberra exists because of a federation compromise to create a greenfields capital in a regional location. Australia was much more decentralised in 1927 when the future King George VI officially opened parliament in the new city. We still rode on the sheep's back and state capitals weren't as dominant as they are today in terms of population. The process announced this week by Nationals deputy leader Fiona Nash is actually a good one. Departments need to either indicate they're suitable to move to the regions or justify why all or part of their operation is unsuitable. No decisions have yet been made and presumably there won't be much of a business case for moving bigger...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Canberra should play the political game on decentralisation to save jo…

30-04-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Canberra should play the political game on decentralisation to save jobs - The Canberra Times

Canberra shouldn't have too much to fear from public sector decentalisation. As many have pointed out, Canberra exists because of a federation compromise to create a greenfields capital in a regional location. Canberra exists because of a federation compromise to create a greenfields capital in a regional location. Photo: Andrew Meares Australia was much more decentralised in 1927 when the future King George VI officially opened parliament in the new city. We still rode on the sheep's back and state capitals weren't as dominant as they are today in terms of population. Albury's median house price has increased by more than double the rate of Wodonga's over the past year. Photo: Supplied The process announced this week by Nationals deputy leader Fiona Nash is actually a good one. Departments need to either indicate they're suitable to move to the regions or justify why all or part...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Can a woman survive in Australian politics? - The Canberra Times

30-04-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

To newcomers, the lower house of the NSW parliament can seem like a strange place. It's surprisingly small, for a start, high ceilinged but narrow, terraced with heavily cushioned mahogany benches and fitted out, here and there, with fluted columns, polished brass and the odd set of heavy drapes. It's both intimate and grandiose, a cross between a smoking room and an opera set – the perfect place, in other words, for our elected representatives to hold court and act like divas. On Wednesday, March 8 – International Women's Day – MPs filled the chamber for Question Time. Most were men, middle-aged and older, murmuring eddies of silvery hair and bald heads, among which bobbed the slight and unassuming figure of Gladys Berejiklian, leader of the Liberal Party and newly crowned premier. Ostensibly an opportunity for MPs to interrogate the policies of the government, Question Time long...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Greens in bid to stymie Malcolm Turnbull's visa changes - The Sydney M…

30-04-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Greens in bid to stymie Malcolm Turnbull's visa changes - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Turnbull government's plan to scrap the 457 skilled migration visa faces new hurdles in the Senate with the Greens set to refer it to a committee to examine if it could harm the economy, hobble individual businesses or put at risk Australia's multicultural fabric. Trade spokeswoman Sarah Hanson-Young will move on Monday to secure crossbench and opposition support for an inquiry into the replacement of the 457 class with a pared down system with fewer eligible occupations and shorter visa periods, and which is separated from subsequent citizenship eligibility. Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young will seek support for an inquiry into 457 visa changes. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen She is confident of obtaining a majority in the Senate to establish the inquiry on the first day of the Budget session because Labor has argued the government's approach is not properly thought...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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H&M to launch its most sustainable collection yet. But is it enoug…

30-04-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

H&M to launch its most sustainable collection yet. But is it enough? - The Sydney Morning Herald

If you're anywhere near an H&M store on April 20, expect queues. On that day, the Swedish fast-fashion chain will launch its sixth Conscious Exclusive range – a capsule collection of women's, men's and children's wear made to its highest principles of sustainability and fair trade. The showpiece evening dress of the Conscious Exclusive collection is made of Bionic yarn, specifically 89 plastic bottles and recycled polyester.  Photo: Supplied Thanks to the time difference, the pieces will hit Australian stores earlier than Europe, although only the women's and children's wear is available here. The collection, which costs up to about $300 for formal dresses, includes sequins made from recycled polyester and fabrics from factories that offer its workers better wages and working conditions than the average in those countries. The Conscious Exclusive collection, a small part of H&M's...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Sustainable style: will Gen Z help the fashion industry clean up its a…

30-04-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Emma Watson wearing a Louis Vuitton dress made from Newlife recycled polyester; Nobody’s Child gingham bralet; Tome SS17 dress; another Tome SS17 dress; a vegan rucksack from Matt & Nat. This week marks the fourth year since the Rana Plaza disaster, where 1,135 garment workers were killed, and thousands injured, when a building collapsed in Dhaka. Fashion Revolution Week was set up to mark the anniversary, when the myriad issues with fast fashion are much reported: the fossil fuels burned; the chemicals released; the landfill sites brimming with discarded clothes; the human cost of poor working conditions and pitiful wages. You don’t have to be a hardened environmental and social activist to realise this is an unbelievable mess. In a decade or two, we might look back at this period of mass consumption and wonder what on earth we were thinking. That’s the hope anyway. Unravelling and...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Seed funding promotes sustainability - West Coast Sentinel

30-04-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Seed funding promotes sustainability - West Coast Sentinel

Grant funding will go some way to helping Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation's seeding program at the Emu Farm. SEED PROGRAM: Brodie Milera, Adam Coleman and Jacob Dunn with a seed used at the Emu Farm. Picture: Luca Cetta THE Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation has received $4000 in funding towards its seed propagation program. The Lockheed Martin Landcare Australia grant will enable the corporation to purchase water piping and fittings to replace existing reticulation lines from the water mains system and have it replaced with a more efficient, effective and productive water servicing system that supports the seed propagation program. The corporation’s Wayne Miller said the grant would be helpful for its program. “It will go some way to helping us be more sustainable and use water more appropriately,” he said. “It will value add to our current land management program and help to get new...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Top Marks For Sustainable Queensland Seniors Living Complex - The Urba…

30-04-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

An apartment complex in Brisbane’s south has received the highest level of sustainability certification available from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). Completed by Churches of Christ Housing Services in January 2017, Wattle Apartments has received all 6 Green Leaves for its 40 new, thoughtfully designed apartments for people over the age of 55 who previously lived in under-occupied public housing family homes. Developed in partnership with the Queensland Government, the $15.6 million Acacia Ridge project was commended for exceptional performance across all six of the UDIA’s sustainability elements of ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water, and community. On receiving the certification, Churches of Christ Housing Services General Manager Frances Paterson-Fleider said affordability and sustainability fit perfectly together. “This project meets the growing...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Land and Housing Corporation: Environmental Sustainability Analyst - T…

30-04-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Clerk Grade 9/10 Department of Family and Community Services NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) Location: Ashfield Employment Type: Ongoing Salary range: $102,838 to $113,324 pa plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.  About Us The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) delivers services to the most disadvantaged individuals, families and communities in NSW through local community based programs. The NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) is a Public Trading Enterprise within the Family and Community Services cluster. LAHC owns and manages the Government’s public housing portfolio of some 130,000 properties within New South Wales. Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW sets out the Government’s vision to transform the social housing system over the next 10 years with LAHC playing a critical role in delivering the benefits of...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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French and Australian experts on solving the world's sustainability ch…

30-04-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

The Conversation and the Australian French Embassy presented a panel between French and Australian experts at the University of New South Wales in March, opened by the French Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault. In his opening remarks, Ayrault celebrated the signing and coming into force of the 2015 Paris Agreement, under which countries agreed to limit warming to well-below 2℃, however he highlighted that more action needs to be taken around the world. “Some are tempted to slow it down, or worse, to take a step backwards. We can currently see this in the United States. "Tackling climate change is a democratic fight. Individual actions are like votes: on their own, they seem powerless, but together, they give new meaning to our societies,” he said. The panel discussion included screenings of clips from the French documentary Tomorrow. View the...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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A Canadian mother shares photo of her dying son to Facebook as a warni…

30-04-2017 Health News The Editor

A Canadian mother shares photo of her dying son to Facebook as a warning against opioid drug abuse - NEWS.com.au

Sherri Kent and her son Michael A DISTRAUGHT mother has taken to Facebook to voice her fears about the prescription drug Fentanyl after her son accidentally overdosed. Sherri Kent, mother of 22-year-old Michael from Calgary in Canada, shared a distressing photo of her son hours before his death to warn others of the deadly drug which is sweeping Canada. Sherri Kent shared a photo of her son Michael following his overdose.Source:Facebook The photo shows a sobbing Kent holding on to her unconscious son in his hospital bed following an overdose of the opioid, which is said to be 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. “My son was not an addict he made a mistake that cost him his life,” Kent wrote in a Facebook the post alongside the photo. “It’s out of control and there is no way to protect our children from this other than to warn them of the dangers of drug use.” In an...Read full article on News GN Health

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Amber alert mother issues call to arms to stand up against Queensland …

30-04-2017 Health News The Editor

Amber alert mother issues call to arms to stand up against Queensland health system - Brisbane Times

Cini Walker, the mother of four-year-old Chase Walker-Steven who was at the centre of an Amber Alert on Friday, has issued a call to arms for her supporters to stand up against the Queensland health system. The Logan family was released from a New South Wales hospital on Friday night, after being found by police during the late afternoon in Newcastle, ending a search that stretched more than 24 hours. Jacinda "Cini" Walker has called on supporters to stand up against the Queensland health system during a Facebook live video update on Saturday. Photo: Facebook After spending a significant amount of time in hospitals with her son, who suffers from a disability, Ms Walker said she feels "let down" by the health system and encouraged supporters to take action in a Facebook live video posted on Saturday. "People weren't stepping up and the wrong people were trying to do the wrong thing –...Read full article on News GN Health

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Low-cost drug for severe bleeding could save lives of mothers after ch…

30-04-2017 Health News The Editor

Low-cost drug for severe bleeding could save lives of mothers after childbirth - News-Medical.net

April 29, 2017 An inexpensive and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a major study published in The Lancet. The global trial of 20,000 women found that death due to bleeding was reduced by 31% if the treatment was given within three hours. The drug, called tranexamic acid (TXA), works by stopping blood clots from breaking down. The findings also show it reduced the need for urgent surgery to control bleeding (laparotomy) by more than a third (36%). Severe bleeding after childbirth (known as post-partum hemorrhage or PPH) is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide. More than 100,000 women globally die each year from the condition, but this clot-stabilizing drug has the potential to reduce the number substantially. [embedded content] The WOMAN (World Maternal Antifibrinolytic) Trial...Read full article on News GN Health

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Nebraska girl scalped by carnival ride looks back one year later - New…

30-04-2017 Health News The Editor

A 12-year-old Nebraska girl scalped when her bright red hair got stuck in a carnival ride has been in and out of hospitals ever since, but she isn’t letting the horrifying accident hold her back nearly a year later. “My scars don’t define me. Nobody’s scars should define them,” Elizabeth Gilreath, affectionately dubbed Lulu by her loved ones, told WOWT. She was only 11 years old when she happily boarded the King’s Crown ride at a local carnival in Omaha last May. What should have been a day of fun quickly turned terrifying when Lulu slumped down in her chair, getting her long hair tangled in the ride’s machinery. Her scalp was completely ripped off her head. Lulu said the next thing she remembered was waking up in a hospital bed, her mother close by. Girl who lost part of scalp at carnival sees herself in mirror ...Read full article on News GN Health

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Study finds increased interest for cosmetic surgery among teens involv…

30-04-2017 Health News The Editor

April 29, 2017 Adolescents who are involved in bullying--victims and perpetrators alike--are more likely to say they would want to undergo cosmetic surgery to be more attractive or fix perceived flaws, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Among bullying victims, increased desire for cosmetic surgery is related to poor psychological functioning, according to the new research by Dieter Wolke, PhD, and colleagues of University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom. "Our results suggest that cosmetic surgeons should screen candidates for psychological vulnerability and history of bullying," Dr. Wolke comments. Bullies and Victims Both Have Increased Desire for Cosmetic Surgery The study explored the relationship between bullying and interest in cosmetic surgery in British students...Read full article on News GN Health

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Four million Australians with high blood pressure 'ticking time-bombs'…

30-04-2017 Health News The Editor

Four million Australians are at risk of a heart attack or stroke. (AFP) Millions of Australians are walking around like "ticking time-bombs", unaware they're at risk of a stroke or heart attack because of their dangerously high blood pressure. Heart Foundation analysis of the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, released on Sunday, shows a quarter of Australian adults have high blood pressure that is either untreated or treated inadequately. This equates to four million people at risk of a heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for many of the biggest killers and Heart Foundation national CEO, Adjunct Professor John Kelly says too many Australians are putting their lives at risk by not keeping it in check. "In Australia, more deaths can be put down to high blood pressure than to any other single risk factor," said Prof...Read full article on News GN Health

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