Hearings to examine climate change bills

first_imgHearings to examine climate change bills The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy is holding public hearings for its inquiry into climate change bills on Friday 29 January and Monday 1 February 2021.The two private members’ Bills were introduced in Parliament by Zali Steggall MP on 9 November 2020, and referred to the Committee for review.The Bills seek to alter Australia’s current climate change management and establish a new Climate Change Commission to replace the current Climate Change Authority.Committee Chair Mr Ted O’Brien said: “The Committee will consider the Bills carefully and we’re looking forward to hearing the views of a range of interested parties.”Acknowledging a high level of interest in the inquiry, Mr O’Brien noted the Committee’s experience in managing inquiries on issues of important public policy. “We have recently managed inquiries into nuclear energy, bushfires, Scope 3 emissions and feral cats, and so the Committee is well placed to now deliberate on the proposed climate change bills. “As a Committee, we’ll do what we always do,” said Mr O’Brien. “We won’t draw any conclusions prematurely, but rather assess the information with dispassionate independence.”The Committee will commence its hearing on Friday with the key Australian Government agencies managing Australia’s current climate change framework.The hearing will then consider views from the health, science, technical, environmental, infrastructure, energy, planning, business and investment sectors.On Monday, the Committee will hear from some state and local government bodies and others including grassroots community groups, policy development organisations, academics and legal experts.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, committee hearings are not presently open for physical attendance by members of the public. Proceedings will be available to watch live or later on the Parliament’s website at aph.gov.au/live.Public hearing detailsDate: Friday 29 January 2021Time: 9.30 am to 4.45 pmLocation: Via video and teleconferenceDate: Monday 1 February 2021Time: 11.00 am to 5.00 pmLocation: Via video and teleconference /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, bushfires, business, climate change, Commission, community, coronavirus, environment, Government, infrastructure, Investment, pandemic, parliament, sciencelast_img read more

NI Secretary says Police and Army killings were not crimes

first_img Google+ NI Secretary says Police and Army killings were not crimes DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Previous articleMica redress scheme to be confirmed in coming weeksNext articleJohn Downey granted leave to appeal extradition decision News Highland Britain’s Northern Secretary has come under fire after claiming killings carried out by the security forces during the Troubles were not crimes.Karen Bradley says it was simply people carrying out their duties in a dignified and appropriate way.The controversial comments come a week before the Public Prosecution Service is to decide on whether soldiers involved in the Bloody Sunday killings will face prosecution.Mrs Bradley made the statement in Westminster this morning…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/16bradley.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterestcenter_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – March 6, 2019 Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more