Sweeping mental health reforms in NSW announced after Miriam Merton’s death

Sweeping mental health reforms in NSW announced after Miriam Merton’s death

Posted May 11, 2018 10:48:22 Mental health units and emergency departments across New South Wales will have 24-hour supervision under a government plan to improve psychiatric care and address damning findings of a review into the sector. Key points: NSW Government ordered an inquiry last year after the death of …

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 …

Do the BEAR banking reforms have bite if APRA believes it is not a corporate cop?

Do the BEAR banking reforms have bite if APRA believes it is not a corporate cop?

Updated May 02, 2018 21:40:26 Photo: The new Banking Executive Accountability Regime comes into effect on July 1, but doesn’t get teeth until 2019. (ABC News: Michael Barnett) Corporation, noun: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility. Ambrose Bierce’s definition from “The Devil’s Dictionary” may be more than …

Internal Labor Party divisions emerge over fracking decision, as independent officer appointed to oversee reforms

Internal Labor Party divisions emerge over fracking decision, as independent officer appointed to oversee reforms

Updated April 19, 2018 19:47:18 Photo: Origin Energy’s capped Amungee NW-1 well near Daly Waters in the Northern Territory. (ABC Rural: Daniel Fitzgerald) Backlash within the Labor Party against the Gunner Government’s decision to allow fracking is well underway, with the Territory’s federal senator labelling it a “sad day for …

France strikes: Public sector workers march against Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms

France strikes: Public sector workers march against Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms

Updated March 23, 2018 08:17:03 Video: Thousands protest Macron reforms in Bastille (ABC News) Tens of thousands of nurses, teachers and other public sector workers have joined forces to march against French President Emmanuel Macron’s reforms, causing widespread travel disruption and bringing brief clashes with police in some cities. Key …