National study suggests new vaccine is needed to prevent childhood pneumonia

Vaccine-resistant pneumonia has increased since a vaccine targeting 13 serotypes of the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria was introduced into the Australian routine childhood immunisation program. The current vaccine against bacterial pneumonia is not providing optimal protection to Australian children, a national study by medical researchers from UNSW Sydney and multiple leading research institutions has found. Using […]

Marine experts welcome global resolution to save whales from plastic peril

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed news that a resolution calling for greater collaboration to save whales from plastic pollution was adopted by consensus at the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia last night. Recognising the impact of ocean plastic pollution on whales and other cetaceans, the IWC […]

Food prices to climb under cost of living crisis according to The Nationals

The Nationals leader David Littleproud says not all of Australia’s high food prices are caused by
natural disasters – they’re also man-made by Labor scrapping the Ag Visa, which has fuelled a cost
of living crisis. Mr Littleproud said Labor was trying to use the recent floods as an excuse for rising food prices but
their own policies […]

Zero extinction target of threatened species critically important says Invasive Species Council

“Today’s announcement that Australia is adopting a zero extinction target as part of its Threatened Species Action Plan is very welcome news,” said Invasive Species Council conservation director James Trezise.
 
 “Australia has led the world when it comes to mammal extinctions and is fourth globally for the extinction of all animals. The zero extinction goal […]

SPA points to latest immigration figures that reveal we are heading back to population growth

According to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), the figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Wednesday reveal the country is heading back to ‘Big Australia’. SPA National President Ms Jenny Goldie says that, while some post-Covid ‘bounce back’ in net overseas migration was understandable, the large increase in arrivals (up 183% on the […]

Climate Council puts top 10 corporate polluters on notice with personal letter

The Climate Council says it’s time to end the free ride for Australia’s biggest polluters, with the Climate Council issuing a direct challenge to the country’s worst offenders to clean up their acts. As the Labor Government draws up plans for reforming a regulation that’s supposed to be reducing pollution (known as the Safeguard Mechanism) […]

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96 years of age

On behalf of all Australians, the Department of the House of Representatives released a statement by the Presiding Officers, “It is with great sorrow that we join with others in expressing sadness at news of the death of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II

Scientists and technologists urge the Federal government to pass climate legislation

Australia’s climate change legislation should be passed with an added commitment to ‘name and fame’ sectors leading the charge to reduce emissions, the peak body for Australia’s 90,000 scientists and technologists has urged. In its submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Climate Change Bill, Science & Technology Australia strongly supports the passage of the […]