Victorian domestic violence reforms: Government told to focus on long-term changes

Victorian domestic violence reforms: Government told to focus on long-term changes

Posted May 10, 2018 17:31:05 Photo: Family violence survivors need to be consulted more, Tim Cartwright says. (ABC News) Tackling family violence in Victoria needs to be more about long-term systemic reforms rather than ticking off recommendations from the royal commission, the man charged with monitoring progress has told the …

Holiday letting forcing people out of regional long-term rentals, says charity

Holiday letting forcing people out of regional long-term rentals, says charity

Posted May 01, 2018 06:32:14 Anglicare Australia is concerned that holiday letting is creating “proxy resort towns” in regional Australia and adding further stress to the housing crisis. This week the charity released its Rental Affordability Snapshot, which examined all the private rentals available in Australia over a weekend in …

33 years on, a long-term solution to live export trade remains elusive | Australia news

The first parliamentary report decrying the cruelty of the Australian live export trade was delivered in 1985. Live sheep export, the senate report found, was not compatible with good animal welfare. But it was also profitable and deemed necessary for the livelihoods of Australian farmers. The first statement remains true. …

Sperm whale behaviour better understood after scientists make long-term sound recording

Sperm whale behaviour better understood after scientists make long-term sound recording

Updated April 09, 2018 17:14:18 Video: Sperm whale sounds recorded (ABC News) Scientists have made the first long-term recordings of the call of one of the Southern Ocean’s top predators in the East Antarctic, the sperm whale. Photo: Analysis of the sounds had to differentiate between whale clicks and “false …