koalas are doing it tough but people everywhere are rallying to save them. Find
out more here.
KOALAS, IT'S THE
Last Friday we launched a campaign to fight
for the future of the adorable koala. Since then, thousands have joined
the cause. Will you help?
These iconic Australian animals are being driven from their homes – and
to extinction – by reckless and excessive tree-clearing.
In Queensland and New South Wales, laws have been overturned that protect
the few remaining safe koala habitats. The bush that koalas call home is
being bulldozed so excessively that in several areas this iconic species
is already locally extinct.
Coast has already lost 80% of its koala population. And it’s going to get
even worse if we don’t act.
We have a window right now to push for change for a better future for
koalas in Queensland. That’s why today, Endangered Species Day, we’re
asking for your help by sending a KIMBY.
KIMBY, which stands for Koala In My Backyard, is a virtual origami koala
that will carry your message of hope to 12 key Queensland
representatives, who have the ability to make change on this issue.
Your personalised KIMBY will join a community of thousands
showing Queensland’s parliament that we all want stronger laws to protect
trees to keep our shared backyard safe for koalas and all other native
Have you heard the amazing news?!1,2,3,4,5,6,7 ... you get the picture – this is big.
Doctors4Refugees and Fitzroy Legal Service have announced a major win in their High Court case against the Border Force Act.
In a huge backdown, the Turnbull Government has dropped the gag rule that stopped doctors and health professionals speaking out against the child abuse, sexual abuse and medical negligence they witness on Nauru and Manus Island.
This is incredible news for medical staff – and it happened thanks to the donations of GetUp members like you, and with the support of the Grata Fund, a new legal fund initiated by GetUp to hold power to account in our courts.
It's a massive win. But it's also a cowardly legal manoeuvre. The government left the gag rule in place for all other potential whistleblowers, like teachers and social workers, just because they weren't part of the case.
By removing the Border Force Act gag rule from just…
Coal isnt all that good for humanity although Tony Abbot says it is, India has closed a coal fired electricity plant down for plant for 10 days to help reduce the pollution. The plant wasnt the main cause of the extra pollution but never the less must be throwing out a lot of muck to make it worth shutting.
Indian government declares Delhi air pollution an emergency
Capital’s schools closed for three days and building work halted as harmful pollutants reach level more than 16 times safe limit Young Indian runners take part in the New Delhi 10k Challenge amid heavy smog on Sunday. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty ImagesMichael Safi
@safimichael Sunday 6 November 2016 11.40 EST