Air quality has a direct effect on our health and indeed our life span. Doctors for the Environment Australia recently wrote to the NSW Minister for the Environment Mark Speakman, highlighting that air pollution in parts of NSW is so bad that it is equivalent to smoking a cigarette a day.
In the last few years there has been a big focus on women in leadership, or the lack thereof. As a nation, we’ve had conversations about how to increase the number of women on corporate boards, in senior management and in parliaments to make progress towards gender equality at work. Suggested solutions have encompassed setting […]
Read my opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald
THE NSW government has again shown it doesn’t care about evidence, consultation or the long-term sustainability of our state’s second-largest city. Fresh from cutting the rail line connecting the heart of Newcastle with Sydney CBD and the upper Hunter, the Transport Minister announced the privatisation of all buses, ferries and interchanges. There is speculation that […]
In a few weeks’ time, world leaders, policy-makers, scientists and lobbyists will converge on Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, and hopefully agree to a universal and binding agreement on climate to serve as the successor to the Kyoto Protocol. The outcome of the conference will be crucial for everyone, but especially […]
Representation of women in Australian Parliaments is still woefully low, but in NSW, it’s an artform. Dr Mehreen Faruqi explains. I am not one to become outraged easily but words cannot describe how affronted I feel after reading about the sexist and completely unacceptable comments recently made by a male National Party MP about a female […]