Tag Archives: Legislation

Centrelink begin welfare ban on booze, tobacco

Evelyn Yamine The Telegraph RENT, bills and food are in but alcohol, cigarettes and gambling are out. A federal government trial in which Centrelink manages the money of welfare recipients began yesterday amid an angry protest. Bankstown, in Sydney‘s southwest, … Continue reading

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Chile Stops Use of Mercury in Vaccines

PR Newswire Decision Comes as WHO Meets to Discuss Global Treaty on Mercury Use WASHINGTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Chile has become the first developing country to stop the use of mercury in vaccines. In meetings with the Coalition … Continue reading

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Sperm donors should all be identified, says Victorian committee

Michael Cook BioEdge The Australian state of Victoria, the first in the world to pass a law on assisted reproduction, may pass retrospective legislation to give all donor-conceived people access to information about their donors. The Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform … Continue reading

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Landmark report calls for one-stop classification

Bianca Hall Sydney Morning Herald All media in Australia should be classified, and censored, in the same way, a landmark report handed down today has found. Conducting the first review of Australia’s classification laws in 20 years, the Australian Law … Continue reading

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Body scanning legislation going ahead

Source: Herald Sun BODY scanners are soon to be installed across all Australian international airports as part of a Government plan to beef up anti-terrorism measures. Legislation allowing for the scanners, designed to locate metal and non-metal items under clothing, … Continue reading

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Sugar ‘is toxic and must be regulated just like cigarettes’, claim scientists

Source: Daily Mail Sugar is a poison and its sale should be as tightly regulated as cigarettes and alcohol, scientists say. They warn that sugary foods and drinks are responsible for illnesses including obesity, heart disease, cancer and liver problems. … Continue reading

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Some Wash. wheat farmers back labels for GM foods

Source: Miami Herald Some Washington state wheat farmers have thrown their support behind legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified foods, giving food safety advocates fresh hope that lawmakers also will get behind the bill. They haven’t been receptive to the … Continue reading

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Military given go-ahead to detain US terrorist suspects without trial

Source: Guardian Barack Obama has abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay. Human rights … Continue reading

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Google chairman says online piracy bill would ‘criminalize’ the Internet

Source: Hill An online piracy bill in the House would “criminalize linking and the fundamental structure of the Internet itself,” according to Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Schmidt said the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would punish Web firms, including search … Continue reading

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The tax whose name shall not be spoken

Source: JoNova Blitzed in the polls, the Australian Labor Party have picked the communist solution — straight from the Soviet rule book of Free Speech.  Goskomizdat revived as a kind of Goskoshopfront. It’s more desperate and simplistic band-aid legislation to … Continue reading

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