Temperature rise puts reefs at risks
Articles / Environment

Temperature rise puts reefs at risks

Coral reefs will not survive a global temperature rise of 2°C, scientists have warned. A study published in Nature Climate Change earlier this month revealed the role of coral reefs as marine ecosystems would be threatened if global mean temperatures reached 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures. Co-author Dr Malte Meinshausen said there was a small window … Continue reading

Four Somali journalists killed in 24 hours
Articles / World News

Four Somali journalists killed in 24 hours

A Somali broadcaster shot dead on Friday was the fourth journalist killed in the nation’s capital in 24 hours. The murder of Hassan Yusuf Absuge followed a suicide bombing in a Mogadishu restaurant which killed three journalists and wounded six others on Thursday. Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) East Africa consultant Tom Rhodes said in a … Continue reading

TAFE supporters rally against Baillieu budget cuts
Articles / State News

TAFE supporters rally against Baillieu budget cuts

TAFE students, teachers and supporters gathered in Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens today to protest the Baillieu government’s $300 million cuts to the sector’s funding. Australian Education Union (AEU) Victorian president, Mary Bluett, told the estimated 2,000-strong crowd the Victorian government was disregarding TAFE’s importance for giving young people a future. “This is an act of social … Continue reading