• No palm oil
    Companies that use palm oil massively have a responsibility to ensure that consumers are not contributing to deforestation. ““ A few weeks ago, palm oil covered the covers of the media due to the decision of several supermarkets to remove it from their white label products "" (Greenpeace.org).  WHAT IS BEHIND THE PALM OIL? "" First, it is an oil very rich in saturated fats. Nutrition experts warn that a diet with excess of this type of fat has health risks such as obesity of difficult elimination and cardiovascular, respiratory, etc., in addition to the loss of the figure. Secondly, due to the social conflicts associated with it, such as the use of child labor in their plantations or the payment of miserable wages. Thirdly, the substitution of healthier ingredients for palm oil, with a very low production cost, is not significantly reflected in the final price of consumer products, which we see diminished the quality and healthy character of these products that They are sold at almost the same price as before in the vast majority of cases. And finally, because the expansion of palm cultivation is the main cause of deforestation in countries like Indonesia. And not only large areas of forest disappear, but also the habitats of species as unique as the Sumatran tiger or the orangutan. Behind the international demand for palm oil is the sector of the so-called biofuels (50% of imports from the European Union) as well as large and well-known brands in the world of food (from soups, creams, chocolates, through pastries, preserves, margarines, creams, ice cream, and snak) that we consume daily in our diet, and cosmetics (shampoos, soaps, detergents). During the last decade in Greenpeace it has maintained denunciation campaigns against giants such as Unilever, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsico, and we have achieved that several important brands assume 'zero deforestation' policies that exclude from their supply chain to companies that destroy the jungle. The most recent case is that of the British bank HSBC, which after a Greenpeace campaign promised to stop financing the destruction of the forests of Indonesia. But there are others, such as Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas or Bank of America that still lend money to palm oil companies that continue to expand this crop at the expense of the rainforest. That is why from Greenpeace we will continue to fight to stop financing deforestation and climate change. Because the excess of palm oil in our diet can not only put our health at risk, but also that of the entire planet ”” (Greenpeace.org). I CONSIDER THAT THIS INVASION OF THE PALMA OIL AND ITS DERIVATIVES (FAT OF PALMA, PALMISTE, ETC.) CAUSES A LITTLE HEALTHY LOSS OF QUALITY IN THE FOODS THAT CONTAIN THEM AND HAVE GENERALIZED REJECTION OF THE CONSUMERS. For the healthy improvement of our diet and that of our family, and also for the sake of our natural environment, we prohibit the use of palm oil in daily food products such as (creams, pizzas, ice cream, soups, sweets, pastries, cookies , chocolates, snacks, pates, and even baby yogurts!), and we force supermarket entrepreneurs to eliminate the PALMA ACIETE and its DERIVATIVES from white marks as they were for decades until their intrusion in 2012.
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  • La Trobe: Support for Global Climate Strike Sept 20
    Given our current trajectory towards devastating climate change, and the complacency of our national government, it is now crucial that public institutions like La Trobe University take the lead on this social justice and human rights crisis. We owe it to Indigenous people, who are already suffering from destruction and theft of country, lack of clean water and extreme weather. We owe it to all people, habitats and living creatures currently suffering from the impacts of climate change. We owe it to future generations. There is no more important social impact our university can make. The demands of the Climate Strike are urgent climate action, including: a transition to 100% renewable energy, no new coal or gas projects, and massive public investment in a just transition to a decarbonised economy; Indigenous people, fossil fuel workers, developing nations and all communities on the front line of the climate crisis must be prioritised in this transition. By declaring a stoppage of all activities on 20 September, La Trobe will be an international symbol for how we must act in response to our climate crisis.
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  • RMIT: Support for Global Climate Strike Sept 20
    Given our current trajectory towards devastating climate change, and the complacency of our national government, it is now crucial that public institutions like RMIT take the lead on this social justice and human rights crisis. We owe it to Indigenous people, who are already suffering from destruction and theft of country, lack of clean water and extreme weather. We owe it to all people, habitats and living creatures currently suffering from the impacts of climate change. We owe it to future generations. There is no more important social impact our university can make. The demands of the Climate Strike are urgent climate action, including: a transition to 100% renewable energy, no new coal or gas projects, and massive public investment in a just transition to a decarbonised economy; Indigenous people, fossil fuel workers, developing nations and all communities on the front line of the climate crisis must be prioritised in this transition. By declaring a stoppage of all activities on 20 September, RMIT will be an international symbol for how we must act in response to our climate crisis.
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  • Support the Sept 20 Climate Strike!
    We, the students and staff from Western Sydney University support the call from the global high school student climate strike movement for a worldwide day of action on September 20, and we pledge to join them. WSU's SRC, Environmental Collective (and more) supports the Strike and encourage our staff and students to attend. As teachers, researchers, students, and staff at WSU, we are particularly aware of the importance of fostering action that supports our incredibly diverse community. For many in Western Sydney, the climate emergency is as much a cultural and economic challenge as it is an environmental one. Our Indigenous, immigrant, and working-class communities will bear the brunt of the cultural and economic challenges that the climate crisis will bring. As a region with large flood plains, we will also be a the frontline of the environmental damage wrought by rising seas. WSU has the most students of any university in NSW from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Pasifika, refugee, and low SES backgrounds. We are therefore especially aware of the need to care for the country on which Western Sydney was built, to act urgently to protect those nations in the Pacific most immediately at risk of rising sea levels, to open our arms to those that the climate crisis inevitably will displace, and to ensure there is a secure and just transition of the workforce to a sustainable economy. We cannot simply ask Australians to continue going to school, university or work while we collectively catapult towards the consequences of climate inaction. The call for action from school students says: “Australia is already on the front-line of the climate crisis. Prolonged drought. Flash flooding. Catastrophic bush-fires, severe cyclones and heat waves. But just at the time when we need to ramp up climate solutions, we have elected a Government that wants to open the floodgates to new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us at risk. So, on September 20, three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit, school students are inviting everyone to join us for our biggest ever global #ClimateStrike. By taking time off school and work together around the world, we’ll show our politicians that people everywhere want climate justice and we’re not going away until we get it. We’ll strike in solidarity for everyone who’s already being hurt by the climate crisis and everyone who will be impacted if we don’t act now: workers, first nations people, young people, mining communities and more. Everyone is invited, everyone is needed.” Please listen to their call, and our call, for the future.
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  • Monash: Support for Global Climate Strike Sept 20
    Given our current trajectory towards devastating climate change, and the complacency of our national government, it is now crucial that public institutions like Monash University take the lead on this social justice and human rights crisis. We owe it to Indigenous people, who are already suffering from destruction and theft of country, lack of clean water and extreme weather. We owe it to all people, habitats and living creatures currently suffering from the impacts of climate change. We owe it to future generations. There is no more important social impact our university can make. The demands of the Climate Strike are urgent climate action, including: a transition to 100% renewable energy, no new coal or gas projects, and massive public investment in a just transition to a decarbonised economy; Indigenous people, fossil fuel workers, developing nations and all communities on the front line of the climate crisis must be prioritised in this transition. By declaring a stoppage of all activities on 20 September, Monash will be an international symbol for how we must act in response to our climate crisis.
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  • Stop the gambling ads
    Gambling destroys lives, online gambling has become an absolute epidemic in this country, how can you let addicted players continue to play and lose everything they own, without any questions as to were the money came from, people betting beyond there mean or earning capacity, the banks wouldn't let you borrow 10million dollars if you can't afford it, but you could go online and lose 10mill and nobody would say a word or try and stop you, if online gambling was regulated the same way a home loan is limits could be put on all clients and keep them within there means. It's the greedy govt that allows it to continue, and now there trying to sell it to our kids through funny TV ads while sport is playing, it's like advertising drugs on the television total madness..
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  • ANU Staff Supporting Climate Action Strikes
    The University of NSW, The University of Sydney and The University of Technology Sydney all released statements prior to the previous School Students Climate Strike which was held on the 3rd of May 2o19 stating that students would not be penalised if they missed class to attend this. The University of Western Australia has also stated they will not be penalising students and staff if they attend the Walk Out on the 9th of August. We would like the ANU to do the same, and would love to see ANU staff supporting this move.
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  • Support for global climate strike September 20
    The call from students organising the strike states: “Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone.” Already the NTEU, the GSA and UMSU who represent staff and students at the University of Melbourne, have endorsed this call to action. We will work together to ensure the widest possible stoppage of work and study so that staff and students can attend demonstrations on this historic day. The University of Melbourne has an opportunity to be a global leader on climate action – an opportunity that staff and students want the University to take. Climate change and climate action is a top concern within our university community for students and staff. As students and workers in the higher education sector, we have a particular responsibility and opportunity to campaign on climate action. Universities will play a leading role in the research and development and retraining that will be needed for the transition. Our fight against casualisation and the marketisation and commodification of education is inseparable from supporting our fellow workers and unionists in energy, transportation, and agricultural industries to decarbonise the economy and create dignified clean energy jobs. Transforming our destructive relationship with the environment requires a system change at all social, economic and political levels. To that end we stand with Indigenous people in struggles to protect their lands and waters from impending expansion of fossil fuel projects. We stand with workers in fossil fuel industries and their communities facing insecure work and an uncertain future. We stand against the vested corporate and political interests placing profits above the future of the planet. Students and staff call for the University of Melbourne to be bold on climate action and agree to stop work and class for all members of the university community to join the global climate strike on September 20th. There is no education on a dead planet.
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  • No Australian Support For Trump’s War On Iran
    A war between the US and Iran would have devastating consequences for all the people of the region. It is not in Australian people’s interest to go along with the Trump administration’s ‘regime change’ agenda. Only the people of Iran can decide their government. The US is not under attack from Iran and nor is Australia. A peaceful resolution of outstanding issues is essential and possible.
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  • ScoMo's gotta go!
    Young people will inherit a dying planet because of government inaction on climate change. At the same time, investment in tertiary education is lower than it is in Trump's America, leaving students with increasing fees and debt. Young people also face an increasingly insecure and casualised workforce when we graduate. And our generation is the first to be worse off than our parents, with the cost of living and housing prices becoming untenable. Students on income support live way below the poverty line, and workplace exploitation of young people is rife. Scott Morrison's Liberal government has no vision for the future of young people. That's why we're telling Scott Morrison we'll be voting him and the Liberals out on May 18. NUS will be throwing parties in Sydney and Melbourne, and demonstrations in other cities across the country to call on young people to use their voice, and show ScoMo our power and young people and students come the election. Join us here: bit.ly/scomoparty
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    Created by Desiree Cai, NUS President
  • Stop blocking offshore wind
    Development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, which would power up to 1.2 million homes, has been stalled by Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s failure to sign off on an exploration license allowing a detailed assessment of the wind resource to commence. The Department of the Environment and Energy confirmed during Senate Estimates in February that an evaluation of the project has been undertaken, a plan for a customised exploration license developed, and a briefing and recommendations provided to the Energy Minister, but that the project can progress no further without the Minister granting the exploration license. The Star of the South project seeks to construct 250 wind turbines in Commonwealth waters off the coast of Gippsland in Victoria, generating up to 18 per cent of Victoria’s electricity needs and connecting to the electricity grid via underground cable to the Latrobe Valley. The company says that the project will create up to 12,000 manufacturing and construction jobs, and 300 ongoing jobs. It will make an important contribution to reducing carbon emissions from electricity. Australia does not have a regulatory framework for offshore renewable energy, only offshore petroleum. The project has been in the works since 2012, and offshore wind is well established internationally. Yet in this time the government has not put forward any legislation, regulatory framework, or nominated a responsible agency to allow offshore renewable projects to proceed. The MUA is concerned that the Morrison Government’s ideological hatred of renewable energy is stalling the development of the Star of the South project, and offshore renewables in Australia.
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  • STUDENT CLIMATE STRIKE
    The consequences of inaction and continued neglect are catastrophic and its victims are you, me and every other kid that isn't born even yet! In words of Chris Rock, "You know,some people never get theirs. Some people just fail up." Our government has been sitting on its hands, its easy to do nothing when it's not your future at stake. It's up to us to voice how important the issue of Climate Change is! On March 15 Uni Students of Australia will join the international STRIKE FOR CLIMATE ACTION. Take a stand for climate justice and show solidarity with protesters and strikers from around the world! The voice of your generation deserves to be heard, we will not stop until change is made.
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