Syrian samples to reveal the extent of chemical weapons use

JONATHAN NOONE Samples allegedly containing evidence of chemical weapons-use in Syria will be transferred to laboratories today. A spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Mr Ban had just spoken with Dr Ake Sellstrom, the … [Read more...]

Vote Compass navigates the 2013 Election

GABRIELLE SMITHThe ABC released an online ‘electoral literacy application’ to assist users in comparing their results to that of electoral candidates and their parties. Since the launch of Vote Compass on 4 August over 800, 000 people have used … [Read more...]

Public rally latest initiative to save reef

SARAH ROHWEDER The Australian Marine Conservation (AMCS) will play host to a public rally on August 25 in an attempt to save the Great Barrier Reef from industrialisation. The rally comes as a response to the LNP’s proposal to expand ports, … [Read more...]

NTEU backs Greens on tertiary funding policy

GAVIN COOTE The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) this week launched a $1million campaign encouraging Australians to vote for the Greens in the Senate amid concerns the two major parties' plan to cut university funding. The NTEU has … [Read more...]

‘Fashion of the moment’ has been given 100 days

NICHOLAS MCDONALD Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has promised a conscience vote on marriage equality within 100 days should he win the election. The PM has acknowledged he has ‘evolved’ on the issue of marriage equality much to the delight of … [Read more...]