It's not only the government that's been slow to adjust to the reality of the crisis. Less than two weeks ago, Bondi Beach in Sydney was bustling with over 500 people, ignoring restrictions on large gatherings. In more recent days, police have been called on several occasions to break-up "lockdown barbecues" at peoples' homes. … [Read more...] about Australia’s slow reaction to the coronavirus crisis
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A SIMPLE GUIDE: How do I protect myself? MAPS AND CHARTS: Visual guide to the outbreak VIDEO: The 20-second hand wash STRESS: How to look after your mental health UK-based charity organisation Oxfam shared some insight into the situation at one camp in Rakhine state - and how difficult it would be under normal circumstances to get treatment. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus threatens Myanmar’s most vulnerable in displacement camps
It's unclear where Sharon was travelling from, but it's possible she was visiting her daughter in Los Angeles, where Lara lives in a $10.9million mansion with her actor husband, Sam Worthington, and their two sons, Rocket and Racer. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s quarantine, not a luxury holiday’: Lara Bingle faces a backlash for complaining about her sick 63-year-old mother’s ‘unacceptable’ hotel after flying into Sydney
Boys used to be best. Rewind a generation or two, and the arrival of a bouncing baby boy brought a special kind of joy to the family. A boy ensured the family name would endure. He could achieve great things in the world, become prime minister or president, or at least ensure that the household had an extra source of income once he was old enough to haul coal, join the army or don a bowler hat. A girl, however bonny, was destined for a lesser fate. She might not be left outside to die or be sold into servitude - practices which still hold in some corners of the world - but she was not normally seen as the important one in the family's future. Education, in particular, was thought 'wasted' on girls since they were only going to get married and have babies of their own, rather than make their mark in a male-dominated society. Boys were easy. Girls were trouble. … [Read more...] about Raising boys
Social justice and aspiration go hand in hand with global justice. When Trump comes to this country for Cop26 Labour needs to join the voices from around the globe calling for urgent action. The poorest parts of the globe are already experiencing the worst impacts of climate breakdown, which they are least responsible for creating. That is why I support increasing the amount of international public climate finance the UK provides for mitigation and adaptation, and channelling these funds through the UN’s green climate fund, and away from the World Bank. Rather than welcome Trump to our country, we should be leading international efforts to establish a new fund to compensate countries in the global south for loss and damage suffered due to climate impacts. We can ensure the technologies developed in the UK and create jobs here through our green industrial revolution are also made available at reduced cost in the global south. … [Read more...] about What are Labour leadership candidates’ green policies?