Posts Tagged ‘Australian government’

Kava use protected in New Zealand

Monday, May 8th, 2023

A Pacific kava expert has praised the New Zealand Government for its cultural understanding in choosing not to restrict kava use in this country. Meanwhile, the Australian Government is urgently tightening its rules on kava use. Last year, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) agreed to amend the status of kava in the Australia New Read more

Coleridge advocates increased Afghan refugee intake

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Increasing the refugee intake is one way the Australian Government could help with the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Afghanistan, says Archbishop Mark Coleridge. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president says the government should provide at least 20,000 humanitarian places for refugees from Afghanistan in the wake of the current Taliban takeover. In a letter to Read more

Call to stop Australia’s weapons exports to Saudi

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

International children’s rights organisation, Save the Children, is demanding the Australian government immediately stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia. It says 85,000 children have died in the Yemen conflict since 2015. Last August the United Nations (UN) found actions taken by the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition in Yemen might amount to war crimes. They include Read more