All new fossil fuel projects must be scrapped to reach net-zero by 2050, world energy agency warns

All new fossil fuel projects must be scrapped to reach net-zero by 2050, world energy agency warns

SBS News . . . . The International Energy Agency’s executive director says its new report shows the path to global net-zero emissions by 2050 is “narrow but still achievable”. . Read More

Australia’s workplaces failing to accurately measure cultural diversity of staff, report finds

Australia’s workplaces failing to accurately measure cultural diversity of staff, report finds

SBS News . . . . A new report has made a slew of recommendations to guide Australian businesses through how to more accurately measure the cultural diversity of their staff. . Read More

Linda Reynolds defends NDIS assessment reforms despite widespread ‘anxiety and concern’ within disability sector

Linda Reynolds defends NDIS assessment reforms despite widespread ‘anxiety and concern’ within disability sector

SBS News . . . . The NDIS Minister said she remains committed to introducing independent assessment reforms to the disability scheme in some form, despite near-unanimous opposition from the disability sector. . Read More

Deliveroo loses unfair dismissal case in decision with ‘huge implications’ for Australia’s gig workers

Deliveroo loses unfair dismissal case in decision with ‘huge implications’ for Australia’s gig workers

SBS News . . . . The Fair Work Commission has found a person who delivered meals for Deliveroo was an employee, not a contract worker, in a ruling with “huge implications” for gig workers in Australia. . Read More

Confidential report finds a ‘cascade of missed opportunities’ to save Aishwarya Aswath’s life

Confidential report finds a ‘cascade of missed opportunities’ to save Aishwarya Aswath’s life

SBS News . . . . The parents of Aishwarya Aswath have released the report into her death, which reveals the seven-year-old’s tragic final hours and the many missed opportunities that could have saved her life. . Read More

Sikh community ‘in shock’ as NSW bans religious knives in schools after alleged high school stabbing

Sikh community ‘in shock’ as NSW bans religious knives in schools after alleged high school stabbing

SBS News . . . . Education Minister Sarah Mitchell says carrying knives will no longer be tolerated in NSW schools – even for religious purposes – after a recent alleged stabbing. . Read More

‘A significant loss’: A 47-year-old Sydney man has died from COVID-19 in India

‘A significant loss’: A 47-year-old Sydney man has died from COVID-19 in India

SBS News . . . . A Sydney man has died from coronavirus in India – solar industry pioneer and businessman Govind Kant. . Read More

Queensland government set to introduce euthanasia bill to state parliament next week

Queensland government set to introduce euthanasia bill to state parliament next week

SBS News . . . . Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says a voluntary assisted dying bill will be introduced to state parliament next week. . Read More

Senator with disability slams Virgin boss’ ‘offensive’ comments over borders reopening

Senator with disability slams Virgin boss’ ‘offensive’ comments over borders reopening

SBS News . . . . An Australian senator, who lives with a disability, has called out Virgin Australia’s CEO after she reportedly argued reopening the border would cause some people to die but it would be “way smaller than the flu.” . Read More

A 47-year-old Sydney man has died from COVID-19 in India

A 47-year-old Sydney man has died from COVID-19 in India

SBS News . . . . A Sydney man has died from coronavirus in India – solar industry pioneer and businessman Govind Kant. . Read More