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Australian media think that only China has a human rights problem

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 02/10/2022 - 4:58am in

Australia has a mixed relationship with the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Irritation, dismissal and even the occasional openly hostile comment, have registered. But in 1994, the Toonen decision filtered through the Australian legal process, leading the federal government to remove archaically noxious provisions in the Tasmanian criminal code criminalising sodomy. The UNHRC has since Continue reading »

What kind of Republic? Who will campaign for it?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 02/10/2022 - 4:55am in

The passing of the Queen has reawakened the Republic issue. A quite varied number of responses appeared in the media recently. That is a most heartening by-product of a sad event. Clearly the ARM needs a major rebrand. The minimalist approach was never convincing. It was in fact a part of the problem. Why a Continue reading »

Headscarf Games

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 01/10/2022 - 2:59am in

Another victory for a celebrity television feminist.

Mexico honours Julian Assange

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 30/09/2022 - 4:35am in

Julian Assange’s family, his father John Shipton and his brother Gabriel Shipton, have returned from Mexico where they were invited to attend the celebrations of Mexico’s Independence Day by the Mexican President, Andreas Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is affectionately known as AMLO from his initials. At a public ceremony to honour Julian Assange, the Mayor Continue reading »

The best journalists are persecuted and despised

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 30/09/2022 - 4:34am in

The best western journalists are overwhelmingly despised while the worst are acclaimed millionaires. Western civilisation is built on lies, dependent on lies, powered by lies. Don’t seek widespread approval. It’s worthless. Live long enough and you’ll learn that the people who’ll really hurt you and screw you over aren’t the obvious, overt monsters but the Continue reading »

Cutting and Pasting the Past

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 28/09/2022 - 8:02pm in

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Drawing on her book, Cut/Copy/Paste, Whitney Trettien reflects on the history of radical bookwork and what it can teach us about digital publishing today. (This feature essay first appeared on the LSE Review of Books Blog).  John Mansir Wing (1844-1917) was something of a character. A printer, typesetter, publisher and newspaper reporter, he retired early in Chicago at 44 … Continued

MEDIA RELEASE: CPD Welcomes Joint Commitment to Transform Early Education

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 28/09/2022 - 10:26am in

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Australian public authority directors should prioritise climate risk 

  • New research from the Centre for Policy Development finds directors of public authorities are behind private counterparts on assessing, disclosing, and managing climate change risks
  • Of large state-owned water utilities around Australia, only three disclosed climate-related financial risks in their 2020 annual reports, and only four had climate change risk management KPIs
  • The Raising the Bar report recommends that governments set clear and transparent expectations for public authority directors on their climate change obligations

Directors of Australian public authorities should take a rigorous and holistic approach to climate risk to build a whole of government picture of climate risk exposure, new research has found. 

The Raising the Bar: Managing climate change risk in public authorities report released Wednesday by independent public policy institute the Centre for Policy Development recommends ministerial statements to provide guidance to directors, standardised frameworks across public authorities, and audit office scrutiny of climate risk disclosures. 

An analysis of annual reports published by Commonwealth, state and territory authorities found that only a small proportion discuss climate risk management. 

While the climate reporting practices of some public authorities are moving towards best practice – the reporting practices of many others are not. Raising the Bar highlights steps some states and public authorities are taking to manage climate risk to encourage others to follow their approach.

The report recommends clear and transparent policy direction through ministerial statements; standard frameworks for risk assessment, particularly around financial risk; and use of audit office authorities to consider climate change risks among government agencies and public authorities.

Report author, CPD Fellow Dr Arjuna Dibley said that the urgency for consistent risk practices across the public and private sectors had increased.

“Climate risks that public authorities face have only become more pronounced, with extreme weather events such as heatwaves, heavy rainfall, cyclones, droughts and fire projected to increase and Australia’s export markets begin to transition to new forms of energy,” Dr Dibley said. 

“Ultimately the climate risk of public authorities rests with the public – we all have a strong interest in making sure these risks are managed appropriately.” 

CPD Climate Lead Tom Arup said while directors in the private sector had dramatically enhanced their position on climate risk in response to evolving regulatory, legal and shareholder expectations,  public sector counterparts were slipping behind.

“A complete picture of national climate risk must include the public sector,” Mr Arup said.

“Public authorities oversee substantial finances, as well as critical assets such as water and electricity infrastructure that have a high degree of climate risk exposure. 

“Clear and transparent signals setting expectations around climate risk assessment, disclosure and mitigation would bring governance practices in public authorities into line with private sector best practices. 

“Our national response to climate-change requires a whole-of-government picture of climate change-related risk. This picture necessarily includes a thorough and proactive effort to produce, disclose and address climate change-related risks on the part of individual public authorities.”

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Q&A Disappointed Grand Wizard Unavailable; Settles For Alan Jones Instead

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 28/09/2022 - 7:00am in

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Low rating ABC show Q&A hosted by Stan Grant was disappointed this week after the Grand Wizard of the KKK was unavailable to appear on the show. Instead, they had to settle for local bore Alan Jones.

”We were very keen to have the Grand Wizard on the show this week to share his insights into racism,” said a Q&A producer. ”Sadly, the Grand Wizard was unavailable.”

”Apparently he is booked to appear on Paul Murray Live.”

When asked why the show continued to platform people like Jones, the show’s producer said: ”Well, he gets people talking, doesn’t he?”

”Let’s face it – when was the last time you guys satirised us?”

”Anyway, must be off as I need to source some pillow cases for this week’s guests to wear.”

Mark Williamson

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Dutton Tells 4 Corners Producers He’ll Release Their Loved Ones Once He Sees The Ratings

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 27/09/2022 - 7:53am in

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Opposition leader the Dark Lord Peter Dutton has told the producers of ABC’s 4 Corners that he will release their loved ones from captivity the moment he sees the ratings for last night’s show.

”It won’t be too long now till I see the ratings,” said the Dark Lord. ”If they are good and my popularity goes up then it’s happy reunions all around.”

”If not, well.”

When asked whether he believed that TV and newspaper puff pieces could gloss over his past actions, the Dark Lord said: ”The Australian people will come to love, or fear me.”

”Which one they choose is totally up to them.”

”Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s been a long day and I’m off to strangle a puppy or two.”

Mark Williamson

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ABC’s 4 Corners To Profile Opposition Leader Lord Voldemort

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 26/09/2022 - 10:04am in

The ABC will tonight air a deep dive into Australian Opposition leader, the Dark Lord Peter Dutton on their flagship A Current Affairs program, 4 Corners.

”Tonight we are hoping to find out what’s really behind the man, who’s allegedly not a monster,” said an ABC Spokesperson. ”We will share his hopes, his dreams and the reasons behind his pursuit of the boy wizard Harry Potter.”

”We’ll also join the Dark Lord as he indulges in his favourite hobby of puppy strangling.”

When asked why they were doing a profile of Peter Dutton instead of the Prime Minister, the ABC Spokesperson said: ”The Prime Minister is not holding our loved ones hostage.”

”Besides, we all know Albo’s story, housing commission, Rabbitohs , etc.”

”Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go and get final approval from the Dark Lord of the piece. Maybe then he’ll let my loved ones go.”

Mark Williamson

www.twitter.com/MWChatShow

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