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Unfair bureaucracy weighing NSW CTP scheme down – ALA

Endless and unfair bureaucratic processes foisted on vulnerable accident victims were the biggest factors in the NSW third party insurance scheme’s inefficiency, according to...

Drink habits better, but…

Australians are drinking fewer times a week and are more concerned about problem drinking, but still have a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude towards their...

Law council welcomes abuse commission setup

  The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the announcement regarding the appointment of Commissioners and the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into...

Detox diets debunked, says Hepatitis Australia

With Christmas just days away, Hepatitis Australia and health experts are encouraging Australians to ‘love their liver’ and limit their indulgence. The plea comes on...

Coca-Cola attempts to ‘shut down recycling’

Coca-Cola is taking a legal case against the Northern Territory cash for containers scheme, which is the only comprehensive recycling and litter reduction scheme...

ICAC revelations highlight ‘a wider malaise’

The Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings into the issuing of coal exploration licences by the former Labor government havehighlighted major deficiencies in the way mineral...

CSG ‘threatens’ Sydney’s drinking water

 The Nature Conservation Council has called on the new board of the Sydney Catchment Management Authority to rule out coal seam gas development in...

Australia’s digital footprint expands

  Australia has moved from baby steps to giant steps in the online world with its digital footprint expanding rapidly during 2011–12. At 30 June 2012, nearly half...

Prime minister faces the end

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebtj3gDaE64 Escaping the banality of federal political debate, PM Julia Gillard tackled the end of the world for a JJJ broadcast today. According to hosts...

High-speed rail offers $48 billion boost

A new report shows $48 billion in benefits from high-speed rail along the East Coast including major benefits for regional NSW. More work options, a...

Cruise-ship terminal bids sought

The Queendsland government, in conjunction with the Gold Coast City Council, yesterday released the Expression of Interest for what could be the largest integrated...

Farmers lose out on mining boom

Australian farmers have lost $43.5 billion in export income since the mining boom pushed the Australian dollar to historic highs, a new analysis by...

Attitude to disability ‘appalling’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCUgRf_cpok Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes addressed a forum yesterday in Melbourne, held by the Summer Foundation, on the human rights issues of young...

Mine approval ‘disgraceful failure’

The  decision yesterday to approve the Maules Creek mine is a disgraceful failure of public policy, and proof that the NSW government has comprehensively...

Young Indigenous people gather to ChangeCourse

Aboriginal students from Melbourne University and aspiring leaders of remote communities in the Northern Territory are among participants in Oxfam Australia’s ChangeCourse youth leadership...

It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Rail trail debate

Geoff Meers, Suffolk Park It was good to read David Lisle’s comprehensive and reasoned discussion of the history of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail corridor....

No respect

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock Once again it’s that time of the year where we are meant to celebrate Australia day on 26 January. The day...

A window of trust

Baden Offord, Ocean Shores Wholeheartedly agree with Dave Rastovich’s spot-on letter regarding the value and benefit of The Echo, that it is a ‘trusted window’ (Letters,...