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edition of Wildlife Matters highlights the importance of AWC's
innovative new model for conservation and the success of key projects
The establishment of the largest feral cat-free
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Our ground-breaking collaboration with NSW
National Parks (Pilliga, Mallee Cliffs) and the Defence Department
(at Yampi, in the Kimberley).
AWC's scientific leadership, with reports on
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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