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With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.
The Australian Red Cross has welcomed the federal government’s decision to spend $44 million on humanitarian aid and to open up an extra 12,000 places for people fleeing the conflict in Syria and Iraq.
Robert Tickner, Chief Executive, Australian Red Cross. A growing number of our neighbours will face a lonely winter this year with as many as 7 per cent, or 1.5 million Australians predicted to be considered isolated or very isolated this year.
Peter Walton, head of International Program, Australian Red Cross. The idea of a deadly and contagious virus with no cure is terrifying. So imagine the courage it would take to nurse a neighbour who is sick from the Ebola virus, or bury your highly infectious wife, husband, child, sister or brother.
Science Goes Viral
As the world faces existential problems such as pandemics and climate change, Australian scientists are facing a dilemma about the best way to connect with the wider public.
Forest campaigners have today stopped work in Styx River State Forest north east of Armidale to protect a Greater Glider and its home.
An entomology professor says authorities are likely to eradicate a Red Imported Fire Ant outbreak in the Tweed Shire but the invasive species will reach the Northern Rivers again.