Tag Archives: Welfare

Achieving A Single View Of The Citizen

James Orr gov.aol.com Citizens rely on numerous critical services from the public sector. Delivering these services in a cohesive way involves uniting a diverse base of people, processes, systems and agencies. The first step to bridging this “information divide” involves … Continue reading

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Is this child abuse? The courts think so

Adrian Lowe The Age VICTORIAN welfare authorities have begun using extreme obesity as a reason to support children being separated from their parents – and experts predict more cases as the population gets fatter. The Department of Human Services has … Continue reading

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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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Swedish doctor censured after refusing to do abortion

Hilary White LifeSiteNews STOCKHOLM, May 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A general practitioner has been censured by the Swedish health authorities after saying no to an abortion, The Local, an English language Swedish newspaper reports. In 2010, a woman went to … Continue reading

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Dress your way out of danger

Natasha Hughes Sydney Morning Herald The experts agree that dressing appropriately can help make your job recession proof, writes Natasha Hughes. You might be clever and well-connected in the office, but this won’t necessarily shield you if the grim reaper … Continue reading

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‘I’m ready for a comeback’: Blair’s made millions since quitting… now he wants to ‘re-engage with UK politics’

Tim Shipman & Rick Dewsbury Daily Mail Ex-PM and wife Cherie to appear alongside Ed Miliband at an Olympics event in July… and he’s already hired a spin doctor He thinks enough time has passed since 2007 for people to … Continue reading

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Could vegetarians eat a ‘test tube’ burger?

Chi Chi Izundu BBC News The world could get its first lab-grown burger this year, with scientists using stem cells to create strips of beef. But could vegetarians eat it? Scientists in the Netherlands hoping to create a more efficient … Continue reading

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A bill of rights for dolphins: They’re so smart we must treat them as ‘non human persons’ say scientists

Fiona MacRae Daily Mail Dolphins are so intelligent that they should be thought of as ‘non-human persons’ and given their own bill of rights, it is claimed. A coalition of scientists, philosophers and animal welfare groups have come up with … Continue reading

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Cancer patients to face welfare tests during chemotherapy, charities warn

Source: Guardian Thousands of seriously ill cancer patients will be forced to take medical tests and face “back to work” interviews, despite assurances from ministers that they would not make it harder for the sick to get welfare, charities have … Continue reading

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Tony Judt’s Last Will

On August 6 2010 Tony Judt passed away at 62 due to the complications of the neuro-muscular disease ALS. Judt was a historian specializing in post-war Europe. But above all he was a great thinker about the political landscape we … Continue reading

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