Sources close to the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) say its lawyers were surprised to learn neither the Department of Justice nor the Territory’s chief judge had received a formal complaint from the agency about Alice Springs Local Court judge Greg Borchers. That news came via media reports last month, which publicised the bewildering comments Borchers has made in court regarding Aboriginal defendants.
— Read on www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/opinion/topic/2019/08/03/rough-justice-the-northern-territory/15647544008556
More than 30 years after the royal commission into deaths in custody began, imprisonment is still inflicting fatal damage on Indigenous families.
— Read on www.theage.com.au/national/how-many-times-does-one-person-have-to-be-tested-20190724-p52adv.html
Data from new satellites reveal the alarming extent of the recent drought in Australia and confirms a significant loss of ice in Antarctica, say ANU scientists. Dr Paul Tregoning, whose team developed software to process the first publicly available data from the satellites and track water availability on Earth, said parts of NSW and Queensland, central South Australia, Tasmania and much of Western Australia were drier in December 2018 than the Millennium drought at the end of 2009.
— Read on www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/new-satellites-show-worrying-view-of-droughts-and-ice-loss
Dutch ruling could trigger similar cases worldwide with citizens taking their governments to courts to make them act on climate promises
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/24/hague-climate-change-judgement-could-inspire-a-global-civil-movement
Expecting the Paris talks to succeed is a pious hope: but the Oslo principles, launched today, argue that governments are already in flagrant breach of their legal obligations to the planet
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/30/climate-change-paris-talks-oslo-principles-legal-obligations
As a result of a biodiversity grant the Euroa Arboretum, the Euroa Environment group and Strathbogie Voices, have been restoring the Sevens Creek in Euroa.
With the recent heatwave the community got out and watered the recent plantings in an early evening.
The program has been running for years and the creek is now grassed with local species. Bird counts have demonstrated the success of the program.
Communities all over Australia have been doing this sort of grounded work and our environment is improved as a direct result.
All credit to the #citizens.