Labour’s lead narrows in three new national polls; and seat polls galore

The final Resolve poll for Nine newspapers, conducted May 12-17 from a sample of 2,049, gave Labor a lead of just 52-48 in the 2019 election preferences, a two-point gain for the Coalition since the survey of the last fortnight. Based on respondents’ preferences, Labor’s lead was narrower at 51-49, a three-point gain for the … Read more

Gas costs put a damper on rideshare drivers’ earnings

After four years of driving for Uber, Adil Chaudhry decided he had reached his limit. Soaring gasoline prices that began breaking records in February and only worsened, coupled with an inflation rate that hit a 30-year high of 6.7 percent in March, weighed heavily on Chaudhry’s bottom line. And because Uber only adds an extra … Read more

When Saviors Are the Problem — Global Affairs

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury (Sydney and Kuala Lumpur) Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Inter Press Service SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (IPS) – Central bank policies have often worsened economic crises instead of solving them. By raising interest rates in response to inflation, they often exacerbate, rather than mitigate, business cycles and … Read more

Time to globalize compassion, says Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi — Global Issues

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi addresses the 5th World Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. Despite setbacks, he is optimistic that child labor can be abolished. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPS by Fawzia Moodleydurban) Monday, May 16, 2022 Inter Press Service Durban, May 16 (IPS) – “I have been talking to leaders of rich countries to address … Read more

Alarm Bells for Africa, Child Labor in Agriculture Requires Urgent Action: Global Issues

Child rights advocate and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi urged participants at the 5th World Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Durban , South Africa, to put again its efforts to eliminate child labour. on time. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPS by Sania Farooquí (durban) Sunday, … Read more

Loud youth voices demand an end to child labor — Global Affairs

Lucky Agbavor, a former child laborer from Ghana, shared a personal testimony from his life at the 5th World Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor as a former child laborer. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPS Children forced into child labor are robbed of their childhood with dire consequences at the 5th World Conference on the Elimination … Read more

David Lammy urges Boris Johnson to resign amid partygate furor

D David Lammy accused the government of “laughing” at the public after a bottle of Tory President’s champagne was auctioned off as a “partygate souvenir”. Speaking at a protest outside Downing Street on a rainy Sunday afternoon, the shadow foreign secretary called Boris Johnson a “parody” and called on him to resign. “Just a few … Read more

Federal election campaign: the penultimate week with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, in pictures

We are in the last week of the campaign, as politicians make their final pitches across the country. If you missed something in the penultimate week of political turmoil, this series of images will help you catch up. Mothers and markets to start the week Prime Minister Scott Morrison marked Mother’s Day by making an … Read more

Coalition flees federal ICAC as calls reach fever pitch

The establishment of a federal anti-corruption commission is emerging as a key electoral issue. Throughout the election campaign, calls for a strong and fit-for-purpose anti-corruption body have featured prominently. Currently, there is no such body at the federal level equipped to root out government-based corruption and reprimand officials who commit corrupt acts. The Labor Party, … Read more

Call for freedom for millions of children trapped in child labor at world conference to be held in Africa — Global Affairs

A child beneficiary holding a drawing depicting domestic violence, at the Center for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education, Lilongwe, Malawi, which has partnered with the ILO/IPEC to support the national action plan to combat work childish. Credit: Marcel Crozet/ILO by Joyce ChimbiNairobi) Friday, May 13, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, May 13 (IPS) – Children … Read more