Australia leads the world in methylamphetamine consumption
Australia has the highest methylamphetamine consumption per capita compared with 24 other countries, according to a report by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.The report released today displayed an increase in methylamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA and MDA consumption nationwide.The results come from the wastewater monitoring of 56 per cent of Australia’s population across every state and territory.
Australia is more multicultural than what we think: census
This week’s Census results have given us a picture of a Modern Australia .The census revealed we are more multicultural than the United States or Canada. Fifty one percent of Australians have one or both parents born overseas whilst twenty seven percent were born overseas. How can this information help to policy makers about future plans for Australia?
New Push for an Australian Republic
The new Minister for the Republic has met with representatives of both republican and monarchist campaign groups . Should the ALP win a second term of office we can expect a renewed push for a referendum on the constitutional change required to establish a Republic.
Australia abortion access a ‘postcode lottery’
Despite abortion being decriminalized in states and territories across Australia except in Western Australia, access to reproductive services varies across the country. Expenses make it inaccessible especially for rural women. Differing laws on reproductive rights across the states and territories further hamper accessibility. The overturning of Roe V. Wade by the US Supreme Court has brought renewed focus to the barriers women face accessing reproductive healthcare in Australia.
Ghislaine Maxwell gets 20 years
Ghislaine Maxwell was handed down a 20 year sentence for her involvement in the sex trafficking along with her partner – millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein . Maxwell was charged with recruiting and grooming four girls for Epstein between 1994 and 2004. We speak to Legal Journalist Lucia Osborne-Crowley who, has been covering the trial in New York.
Aged Care Crisis as thousands leave
65,000 aged care employees have left the Aged Care industry after the stresses of the pandemic. The Aged Care sector is in crisis today according to a new report by the Committee for Economic Development Australia. Aged care workers are behind nurses and retail workers when it comes to pay rates. A review underway will recommend wage rises.
Albanese Cuts Advisory Staff By Three Quarters
On Friday, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced that there would be a staff reduction to crossbenchers and Senators .Outrage was sparked from small parties and newly elected independents, accusing Albanese of “political play” and an “attack on democracy” Malcolm Roberts, Senator for Queensland, talked about what these cuts will mean for smaller parties and independents.