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National Royal Commission into children in jail is needed

A Royal Commission into Northern Territory juvenile detention is an important first step after the appalling evidence from last night’s Four Corners, but this Royal Commission must be expanded to cover all states and territories. There is a crisis in our prisons that is not just limited to the Northern Territory, and across the country […]

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Environmental breaches lead to call for halt to Tarkeeth logging

Serious concerns about Forestry Corporations logging practices and potential environmental breaches should deliver a stop-work order and intervention from the Environmental Protection Agency. Though some of the logged forest is plantation, Forestry Corporation’s clear-felling practices means that erosion and run off will affect a far broader area than just what is being logged. Greens MP […]

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Documents reveal Boston Consulting were paid $90,000 to backdate TAFE report

Documents obtained under freedom of information show that the Boston Consulting Group backdated a controversial report on the state of vocational education and training in what appears to be a clumsy attempt avoid criticism for referencing the disgraced Australian Careers Network as a potential competitor to TAFE. The consultancy firm initially objected to the release […]

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Boston Consulting hiding the details of its flawed TAFE report

The private consultants paid by the Baird Government to do a hatchet job on TAFE has objected to information being released that will show exactly what they were asked to do, or how much they were paid, by the Baird government. In April 2016 the Baird Government released a report from the Boston Consulting Group […]

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Packer’s blight on Sydney Harbour one step closer to development

Sydney is one step closer to having an iconic part of its foreshore sacrificed to a gambling tycoon with the Planning Assessment Commission giving James Packer’s Crown Casino project at Barangaroo the tick of approval. Reports are suggesting that the NSW Coalition government has also signed off on PAC’s recommendations, meaning the project will proceed […]

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