Report recommends greater emphasis on avoiding waste creation, as recycling export ban looms - ABC News. In less than two months, a ban on exporting Australia's waste is due to begin and researchers say attention needs to shift to avoid creating waste, to stop the problem piling up in the first place.
Key points: The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering argues for greater emphasis on avoiding, rather than managing, wasteThe Federal Budget contained $250 million in funding for the recycling sectorCompanies including IKEA have implemented repair and buy-back programs to try and stop products becoming waste The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), which develops researched-based policy advice, has recommended government grants and incentives target innovative designs, which avoid or minimise waste. "The end of a product's first life ought to be disassembly and reassembly, or repair and repurpose," ATSE chief executive Kylie Walker said. The ATSE report concludes those goals will be "difficult to achieve without focusing on avoidance".
Almost 400 starving Rohingya refugees rescued off Bangladesh coast, 32 dead after months at sea. Posted about 9 hours agoThu 16 Apr 2020, 6:28pm Bangladesh's coast guard has rescued 396 starving Rohingya refugees who had been drifting at sea for weeks after failing to reach Malaysia.
Australia pledged to 'step up' in the Pacific amid growing Chinese influence, but are we on track? Posted about 6 hours agoFri 17 Jan 2020, 8:13pm Despite a significant number of diplomatic visits and financial pledges, Australia's "step-up" in the Pacific last year was all but overshadowed by its lack of action on the single biggest threat facing the region: climate change.
Key points: Bushfire emergency reveals Scott Morrison's leadership failure not just climate policy vacuum. Analysis Posted about 5 hours agoFri 13 Dec 2019, 7:00pm In February this year, though it feels a lifetime of disasters ago now, Townsville and nearby areas of central Queensland were hit by catastrophic floods.
Five deaths were linked to the floods which damaged around 3,300 homes. In the bush, which was in the grips of drought, the damage was devastating, including to the national cattle herd. Half a million cattle were estimated to have died in the floodwaters and their aftermath. Governments were quick to act, and to be seen to be acting. At an event on March 1 to discuss the aftermath of the floods in a shop that had been inundated, Scott Morrison recounted his previous visit to Townsville and talked of the various measures the government was taking to help with reconstruction. "That's what we love doing as a government is to be there when parts of the country absolutely need us", he said. From floods to fire. Drug lord's daughter Busara O'Reilly offers spice of life to regional Australia. Posted 25 minutes agoMon 29 Jul 2019, 11:06pm Life for Busara O'Reilly is a far cry from the day she fled gunfire on a beautiful Thai beach as a toddler.
At her cafe Ghetto Babe, the vibrant Thai-Australian laughed and hip-hopped her way through lunchtime in the regional city of Lismore. Refugee week: The number of globally displaced people reaches record high of 70.8 million. Updated yesterday at 3:49amSat 22 Jun 2019, 3:49am.
Rohingya refugees celebrate Islamic holiday in makeshift mosques in Bangladesh. Updated 54 minutes agoThu 23 Aug 2018, 10:23am.
Refugee. A refugee is someone seeking land because of their sexuality, gender, race, religion and ethnicity. 'Social group' or because they are fleeing a war or if the government was overthrown.
Such a person may be called an 'asylum seeker' until recognized by the state where they make a claim. A refugee can be someone in an escape or forced to leave by an event. Although similar and frequently confused with refugees, internally displaced persons have a different legal definition and are essentially refugees who have not crossed any international border. Refugees International. Somalia Overview Somalis continue to experience one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.
As of September 2013, there were more than 1.1 million Somalis displaced internally and nearly one million refugees living in neighboring countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, and Yemen. Indo-Chinese refugees, The impact of the War, Australia in the Vietnam War Era, History Year 9. Introduction.
Reluctant Refugees: Liberians in Ghana. The 20th century has been termed the century of the refugee or of the uprooted because of the very large numbers of refugees the century produced in nearly all parts of the world right into the new millennium. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a 1999 mid-year count showed that Africa had six million refugees out of an estimated 21.1 million refugees worldwide. Africa‘s figure included about three million refugees living outside their counties of origin, two million internally displaced persons and one million former refugees who had returned home. The challenge of understanding, managing and resolving the variety of refugee situations worldwide confronts various international actors: governments, non- governmental organizations, relief agencies, multinational organizations, host populations and the refugees themselves.
Mots Pluriels Fatmata Lovetta Sesay. No 21. May 2002. . © Fatmata Lovetta Sesay The root causes of refugee flows in a global context Fatmata Lovetta Sesay Ludwig Maximillian University. Refugees - Information About Refugees. Updated June 19, 2008 Although refugees have been a constant and accepted part of human migration for centuries, the development of the nation-state and fixed borders in the 19th century caused countries to shun refugees and turn them into international pariahs. In the past, groups of people facing religious or racial persecution would often move to a more tolerant region. 130724_Kabul.