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Human Rights Observatory
By Helen Young, Lecturer, Deakin University
More than 60 million copies have been sold of James Herriot’s tales of life as a vet in the Yorkshire Dales. What is the key to their continued appeal?The Conversation (Full Story)
By Peter Martin, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
Low-wage earners are going backwards. Here’s why they deserve an increase in the minimum wage by $1 an hour from July 1.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image A government soldier walks past a group of villagers displaced by fighting in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel region, February 3, 2020. © 2020 Olympia de Maismont/AFP via Getty Images (Nairobi) – African Union (AU) member countries should use their upcoming summit to commit to addressing human rights issues underlying armed conflict and political upheaval on the African continent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes of Government will take place on May 25-28, 2022, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The AU summit… (Full Story)
By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks next to newly appointed Foreign Minister Penny Wong during a press conference at Parliament House on May 23, 2022 in Canberra, Australia. © 2022 David Gray/Getty Images (Sydney, May 24, 2022) – The new Australian prime minister, Anthony Albanese, should make ambitious action on climate a priority of his new government, Human Rights Watch said today. Albanese’s Australian Labor Party won the May 21, 2022 election, though it remains short of a majority of seats in the lower house. While Labor defeated the governing coalition,… (Full Story)
By Kelly Menzel, Assistant Professor - First Nations Health, Bond University
Universities can be hostile, overwhelming and unwelcoming places for many First Nations Peoples working in academia. More needs to be done to ensure culturally safe workplaces.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Lucinda McKnight, Senior Lecturer in Pedagogy and Curriculum, Deakin University
The Ukraine war shows how important agile and critical social media use can be. It’s a reminder that our English curriculum in schools is out of touch with our world of digital communication.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Christian Moro, Associate Professor of Science & Medicine, Bond University
It all comes down to an oily secretion from special glands beneath our skin, which are very prevalent under the armpits, and more active at certain times.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Jen Purdie, Senior Research Fellow, University of Otago
The New Zealand government has set the goal of net zero by 2050 but to get there, New Zealanders will need to let go of our big cars and embrace smaller options.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Peter Breadon, Program Director, Health and Aged Care, Grattan Institute
Poor areas are more likely to have low COVID vaccination rates, even though residents in these areas have greater exposure to the virus.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Simon Kingham, Professor, University of Canterbury
The Dutch have long been recognised as leaders in cycling. Denmark is not far behind, with more bikes than cars in its capital Copenhagen. This is the result of many years of investment. Even the UK, with less of a cycling tradition, is investing and showing growth in cycling.

New Zealand is starting to follow suit. The Emissions Reduction Plan, released…The Conversation (Full Story)

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