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Archive for July, 2016

‘No jab, no pay says government’: thousands immunise children to avoid family payment cuts

Government’s policy sees 5,700 immunise children and another 148,000 update vaccinations to avoid cuts of up to $15,000 a year Thousands of children have been vaccinated for the first time or had their immunisations updated to avoid having family welfare payments withheld. Photograph: David Crosling/AAP The federal government’s ‘no jab, no pay’ policy has prompted […]

July 31st, 2016
Topic: CHILDREN, FITNESS HEALTH, GOVERNMENT, IMMUNITY VACCINATION, MEDICAL, PENSIONS BENEFITS WELFARE Tags: , ,

Survey finds Australians spending $378 million a week on meat

Meat continues to be the meal of choice for Australians, who are spending $378 million a week on meat to cook at home. Figures released by discount supermarket chain Aldi show the average Australian household cooks four-and-half meat meals each week, spending around $46. According to the Galaxy Research poll, chicken is the highest-ranked meat […]

July 25th, 2016
Topic: LISTS WORDS, MEAT, SLAUGHTER BUTCHER, STATISTICS Tags: , , ,

Darling Downs schoolgirl’s post on drought goes viral

A DARLING Downs schoolgirl has used a heart-breaking story of a drought-affected farmer pushed to the point of suicide to argue why the government needs to support rural people. Luci Bain’s post about an Australian farmer went viral and has been shared more than 25,000 times. She started by writing about a farmer with no […]

July 16th, 2016
Topic: CHARITIES CAUSES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, PEOPLE, SUICIDES Tags: , ,

Australian Dairy Farmers worried as Murray Goulburn drives farm gate milk prices even lower.Lawyer speaks.

Investigation: Why weren’t the farmers told?  Murray Goulburn will cut the amount it pays for milk even lower over the next 12 months in a decision industry figures say will drive farmers to the wall. The nation’s largest milk processor announced on Tuesday an opening price of $4.31 per kilogram for milk solids next season, starting July 1. Dairy industry figures say […]

July 11th, 2016
Topic: DAIRY MILK, PRICES, VIDEOS AUDIOS Tags: , , ,

EGG FARM SLAVE CAMP ORGANISER GETS 15 YEARS JAIL

Two men were given prison sentences while a third defendant had his sentencing delayed for their involvement in a forced labor case that victimized people who worked at a Trillium Farms egg farm. The court action stems from a 2014 case in which federal agents raided a run-down trailer park near Marion, Ohio. Ten people […]

July 11th, 2016
Topic: Chickens, LAW POLICE CRIME, POULTRY HENS EGGS Tags: , ,