Climate change protests: London brought to standstill as students demonstrate against climate change

first_imgDEMONSTRATION – One group of protesters are blocking the carriageway at Trafalgar Square. A second group are occupying the carriageway on Bridge Street.— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) March 15, 2019Meanwhile traffic was severely hampered along Westminster Bridge and Parliament Square, as well as Waterloo Bridge Roundabout.UK Student Climate Network estimated that February’s demonstration saw 15,000 students nationwide take part, with nearly twice as many towns and cities expected to participate in this action.Around 2,400 people said they would be attending on the Facebook page for the London strike.The walkout coincided with demonstrations across the world, with students from 1,300 towns and cities in over 90 countries expected to participate. Climate change protests: London brought to standstill as students demonstrate against climate change Friday 15 March 2019 2:50 pm Alyana Vera The walkouts were inspired by Greta Thunberg of Sweden, who first started leaving school to protest in August.Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize for her efforts. Tags: Climate change whatsapp whatsapp Share Students protesting against climate change brought parts of London to a standstill today as they demonstrated across bridges and in busy tourist spots.The walkout started at 11am in Parliament Square, where the same group brought traffic to a standstill in February. Under the banner YouthStrike4Climate, students demanded the declaration of a state of climate emergency in order to educate the public about the danger and extent of climate change.“Young people in the UK have shown that we’re angry at the lack of government leadership on climate change,” said Anna Taylor, the 17-year old co-founder of the Climate Network.“Those in power are not only betraying us, and taking away our future, but are responsible for the climate crisis that’s unfolding in horrendous ways around the world,” she added.Protestors blocked the carriageway at Trafalgar Square and surrounding roads. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoPets DetectiveAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongPets DetectiveUndoHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemUndoElvenarIf You Are Above 30, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarUndolast_img read more

Ketchikan Borough writes marijuana disclaimer

first_imgHealth | Local Government | Marijuana | Politics | SoutheastKetchikan Borough writes marijuana disclaimerNovember 27, 2016 by Leila Kheiry, KRBD Share:The Alaska Marijuana Control Board approved the first commercial license Thursday. (Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)In a split vote Monday, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed to add language to all votes related to routine state marijuana license application reviews.That language is meant to protect the borough in case the federal government decides to start cracking down on states that have legalized pot. The language states that the borough doesn’t endorse or condone activities prohibited by federal law.During Assembly discussion of the issue, Assembly Member Judith McQuerry argued that the added language doesn’t accomplish anything because it’s the state that issues the licenses – not the borough.She says it’s a statement that some Assembly members want to add because they personally don’t approve of marijuana and that it’s nothing more than window dressing.Assembly Member Stephen Bradford then suggested adding more language, stating that the federal law making marijuana illegal violates the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.Bradford says the 10th Amendment is very simple and clear.“It merely states that the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states, respectively, or to the people,” he said.Bradford says he generally agrees with McQuerry on the issue of the added language, but thinks if the borough is going to make a statement; it should include a statement about the 10th Amendment.McQuerry voted for Bradford’s amendment, but said, “I think that’s adding lace to the window dressing.”The amendment passed unanimously. The main motion then passed in a 5-2 vote, with McQuerry and Bradford voting no.Share this story:last_img read more

North Sea firms’ complaints answered with new regime

first_imgOIL FIRMS operating in the North Sea have been thrown a £1.3bn support package in order to help them stay afloat.Months of falling oil prices have taken their toll on companies in the region, and yesterday George Osborne answered the industry’s pleas to reduce the tax burden on North Sea operators.The supplementary charge, a tax that firms must pay on top of corporation tax, has been cut from 30 per cent to 20 per cent, bringing it back to the level it was at when Osborne became chancellor. This could bring total tax on firms in the region from a minimum of 60 per cent to a minimum of 50 per cent.The Budget also saw the introduction of a new investment allowance, aimed at stimulating investment “at all stages of the industry life cycle”. Meanwhile, the rate of petroleum revenue tax is being cut, from 50 per cent to 35 per cent. This tax only impacts fields that received development approval before 16 March 2014, so the reduction will benefit the more established operators in the North Sea. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoguldom NationFather Of 2 Sues Los Angeles Hospital After Wife Dies During ChildbirthMoguldom Nationzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesHigh TallyThe US Built A New Submarine The World Is Afraid OfHigh TallyComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday News Express KCS North Sea firms’ complaints answered with new regime whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼center_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTop 10 Fried Chicken Spots in the U.S.GayotAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Wednesday 18 March 2015 9:14 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

CDC on Biden transition: ‘This is what we’ve been waiting for’

first_imgCruises in the US closer to resuming with CDC’s new trial guidance May 7, 2021 AdvertisementPreviously, the Trump administration stalled the transition so the Biden team wouldn’t be able to access funding or participate in transition talks with government personnel. The official said there seemed to be more enthusiasm that the CDC may be able to restart regular briefings, which were ordered to be stopped by the Trump administration at the beginning of the pandemic.“Man oh man, I hope so,” the official said about the CDC returning to a more visible role. CDC committee recommends lifting pause on J&J vaccines April 26, 2021 The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. TSA screens record amount of travelers since start of pandemic May 18, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentscenter_img WASHINGTON / CNN — Leaders at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are anticipating the Biden transition team and the change a new administration will bring, senior health officials said.“This is what we’ve been waiting for is for them to send their landing team here and set up shop,” a senior CDC official said Tuesday following the ascertainment declaration from the General Services Administration.The senior CDC official said that they expect there will be some “rebuilding of the agency” under Biden.When asked if there was more enthusiasm among senior leaders at the CDC on Tuesday morning due to the start of the transition, the official said, enthusiastically, “Yes!” CDC researchers study blue-green algae in SWFL waterways May 21, 2021 AdvertisementTags: CDCJoe BidenPresident-elect RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Portlaoise lined up to secure town centre regeneration funding

first_img Portlaoise is poised to apply for its share of  €2 billion Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) to revitalise its town centre, an information seminar in Portlaoise heard this morning.Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government today Eoghan Murphy met with immediate stakeholders and potential lead partners from local authorities, regional assemblies and government departments to discuss the €2 billion Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) at an information seminar held at the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise.As a key part of Project Ireland 2040 – the Government’s National Planning Framework and National Development Plan – the fund is intended to drive regeneration and rejuvenation of strategic and underutilised areas within Ireland’s five cities, key regional drivers and other large towns.The fund is one of four such funds established under the National Development Plan 2018-2027 and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) has responsibility for implementing the fund, which has €100m available for expenditure in 2019 and an overall allocation of €550 million allocated to the fund up to the end of 2022.Joined by Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister Murphy urged eligible applicants to avail of the opportunity through collaboration and making best use of the skills and talent available to design creative and innovative proposals.“This fund is a transformational opportunity for our Irish cities and towns over the next ten years and is about backing better and more coordinated planning for future generations, by re-imagining and turning around the all-too-frequent sight of empty or run-down or poorly utilised areas in cities and larger town centres,” Minister Murphy said.The fund will operate on a competitive, bid-based Exchequer grant basis, with proposals being required to demonstrate that they will be:Innovative and transformational urban regeneration projects;Public-sector led and with the option of community and/or private sector partners;Matched by at least 25% direct funding from other public and/or private sources;A minimum bid of €2m;A catalyst for development that would not otherwise occur; andLikely to leverage significant further public and private sector investment.Minister Flanagan outlined that the fund represented an opportunity to avail of targeted investment for urban areas, particularly those that had experienced rapid growth in previous years.Funding“I’m delighted that Portlaoise is so well placed to apply for funding under the URDF and that proposals are at an advanced stage to allow the town to avail of this opportunity.  Towns like Portlaoise have seen huge expansion in terms of new houses and retail centres,” he said.“But much of it has happened away from the traditional core – the town centre and Main Street – so in these towns, there is a strong need for a major focus on regenerating the main street areas.  We need to create towns that have a sense of being lived in, worked in, and welcoming for visitors – whether for shopping, recreation or tourism,” Minister Flanagan said.Chief Executive of Laois County Council, John Mulholland, in welcoming the alignment of planning policy with capital investment, highlighted the opportunity the fund offers for Irish towns stating: “The announcement today of the new €2billion Urban Regeneration and Development Fund presents a very welcome and timely opportunity for urban areas to deliver on their potential and to be truly innovative and brave in doing so”.“I am particularly delighted that the preparatory work we have already done in Portlaoise now has the chance to gain benefit from support through the new fund and that in a relatively short time we may witness the beginning of positive change in our local urban environment.“I look forward to the prospects for a better town centre where business, community, culture and creativity will be given a chance to succeed and thrive,” Mr Mulholland said.Full details on the fund can be found at: (link is external) or  (link is external). The closing date for applications under this initial call is 12 midday on Friday, 28th September 2018.SEE ALSO – Fine Gael set convention date as General Election comes into focus Rugby Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Twitter Community Community Pinterest Home News Community Portlaoise lined up to secure town centre regeneration funding NewsCommunity By David Power – 9th July 2018 Previous articleCamross and Rosenallis must do it again after Division 4 football thrillerNext articleAll of Monday’s Laois GAA results on a busy night of action David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty TAGSPortlaoiseUrban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Portlaoise lined up to secure town centre regeneration funding Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Blake to the fore as Portlaoise lose Leinster semi final to Eire Og

first_img Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsApp Brought to you in association with TelfordsPortlaoise 1-6 Eire Og 2-11Leinster Club SFC Semi Final Portlaoise’s bid to reach a first Leinster football final since 2014 has been halted by Carlow champions Eire Og in MW Hire O’Moore Park this evening.Niall Rigney’s charges, who finished the game with 13 men following the dismissal of Kieran Lillis eight minutes from the end and then Conor Boyle in injury time, were left ruing slow starts to both halves.They conceded 1-1 at the start of the first half and three points at the start of the second with Chris Blake helping himself to 1-3 of that total.A crazy first half of action began in a flash and the pace of the game continued just like that throughout the first half as it swung one way and then the other.With less than a minute on the clock, an unfortunate slip by Gary Saunders gave space to Chris Blake who cannoned an unstoppable shot off the inside of the post.From the resulting kick-out, Ross Dunphy kicked the ball back over returning keeper Graham Brody’s head to give Eire Og the perfect start.Portlaoise struggled to break down Eire Og’s blanket in the opening quarter with a Bruno McCormack point the best they could muster.Chris Blake took his first half tally to 1-2 as Eire Og went five points clear at the midpoint of the half.Kieran Lillis picked up a yellow card in the opening quarter and was somewhat lucky not to get a second from Longford referee a couple of minutes after and that was a big turning point in the game.Bruno McCormack, who had a quiet day in Aughrim two weeks ago, sparkled into life and he set up a point for Benny Carroll after 19 minutes before setting up a goal for the aforementioned Lillis from the resulting kick-out.David Seale won the ball and found McCormack who in turn picked out Lillis and he cut in on his left from 25 yards to picked out the bottom corner.Gareth Dillon kicked Portlaoise level for the first time and although Jordan Lowry replied for Eire Og, Portlaoise would soon lead for the first time.Kieran Lillis scored from 40 metres off his left while Conor Boyle also slotted one – but the first half drama wasn’t finished there.Lillis was once again involved but at the other end as he was adjudged to have shoved Sean Gannon in the area and referee Maguire spread his arms for a penalty.Cormac Mullins took it but the excellent Brody guessed right and dived to his left to save it and the danger was clear.Eire Og did get level by half time though as Colm Hulton scored to leave it 1-5 apiece at the break.Chris Blake began the first half with a goal and he started the second with a point as Eire Og regained their lead straight away.Portlaoise started the first half slowly and they were doing it again as sub Niall Quinlan and Blake moved Eire Og 1-8 to 1-5 ahead after 38 minutes.Bruno McCormack finally ended Eire Og’s scoring spree with a free but Niall Quinlan cancelled that out straight away as the Carlow side moved 1-9 to 1-6 ahead with a quarter of the game to play.Quinlan soon pushed the gap out to four and Portlaoise were then reduced to 14 men with eight minutes to pay when Kieran Lillis was finally sent off for a second yellow after committing his fourth foul since his initial yellow card.Portlaoise pushed for goals but Eire Og punished them with points and then right on the stroke of full time they broke up field where Ross Dunphy got on the end of a sweeping move to score their second goal.Conor Boyle was sent off for an off the ball incident and from there, there would be no way back for Portlaoise as Eire Og proceed to face either Garrycastle or Ballyboden-St Enda’s in two weeks time.SCORERS – Portlaoise: Kieran Lillis 1-1, Bruno McCormack 0-2 (one free), Benny Carroll 0-1, Gareth Dillon 0-1, Conor Boyle 0-1 Eire Og: Chris Blake 1-4 (one free), Ross Dunphy 1-1, Jordan Lowry 0-1, Colm Hulton 0-1, Niall Quinlan 0-3 (three frees), Darragh O’Brien 0-1PORTLAOISE: Graham Brody; Frank Flanagan, David Seale, Gary Saunders; Chris Finn, David Holland, Paddy Downey; Kieran Lillis, Ciaran McEvoy; Brian Glynn, Conor Boyle, Gareth Dillon; Benny Carroll, Bruno McCormack, Ricky Maher. Subs: Damon Larkin for Downey (ht), Colin Finn for Holland (43), Craig Rogers for Maher (46), Ronan McEvoy for Flanagan (53)EIRE OG: Ricky Keating; Jordan Lowry, Mark Fitzgerald, Brendan Kavanagh; Richie Mahon, Mark Furey, Paul McElligott; Sean Gannon, Eoghan Ruth; Ross Dunphy, Darragh O’Brien, Colm Hulton; Jordan Morrissey, Chris Blake, Cormac Mullins. Subs: Niall Quinlan for Mullins (ht), Derek Hayden for Hulton (51), Reece Denieffe for O’Brien (60), Kelvin Chatten for Mahon (66)Referee: Patrick Maguire (Longford)SEE ALSO – Books, jersey and hats – the LaoisToday store is now open Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Facebook Home Gaelic Football Club Football Blake to the fore as Portlaoise lose Leinster semi final to Eire… Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA By Alan Hartnett – 23rd November 2019 Facebook Pinterest TAGSEire OgEire Og v PortlaoiseLeinster Club SFCPortlaoisePortlaoise GAA GAA WhatsApp Previous articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Portlaoise take on Eire Og in Leinster football club semi-finalNext article€30,000 for Laois contestant on Winning Streak Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest GAA Twitter GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Blake to the fore as Portlaoise lose Leinster semi final to Eire Og 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Women depend on advice more than men

first_img Fiona Collie ISS to boost Canadian board diversity benchmarks Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Macklem points to child care, education to help ease protracted employment recovery Where’s the gender diversity on smaller boards? According to the study, only 68% of women feel confident when making investment decisions compared to 83% of men. Geographically, women in Ontario and Quebec are the most comfortable with the markets with 71% saying they are confident investors. Men living on the prairies, meanwhile, are the most self-assured with 87% saying they are confident about their investment decisions. Men and women living in Atlantic Canada, however, are the least confident regarding their investments, ranking their confidence level at 77% and 59% respectively. Advisors looking to help their female clients feel more comfortable with the markets are going to have to be willing to put in the time, says Barker-Merz, who is leading BMO’s women in wealth committee, which is focused on bringing more female clients and advisors to the bank. “Women are more thoughtful about the decision-making process,” she says. “They want to be heard, they want to be listened to and they want their advisor to really understand them and so that will take some time.” For example, it will likely take two or three meetings before a woman is ready to make a decision regarding her investments. However, Barker-Merz says advisors should not assume that this cautious approach means women are risk-averse when it comes to investing. It’s simply that they are very aware of the risks involved with investing. As well, advisors are likely to find themselves in very detailed conversations with their female clients during those meetings. “Women are really thinking about the future and being a lot more deliberate about some of the milestones in their life,” says Barker-Merz. Therefore, going through a financial plan, asking questions and being very specific about how investments can help female clients reach goals is key to working with this demographic. Related news According to a recent poll by online brokerage BMO InvestorLine, many women lack confidence regarding their investment decisions. Advisors can change this sentiment, however, by simply embracing a slightly different approach for client meetings. “Recognize that men and women are different,” says Julie Barker-Merz, president of InvestorLine. “Whether you’re sitting across from a woman or a couple, those are going to be very different conversations then you might have when you have just a man sitting in front of you.” Keywords Women Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

World Federation of Exchanges issues guidance on sustainability

first_img Keywords Stock exchanges Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian IPO market limps through Q3, PwC reports Nasdaq sharpens market surveillance The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has issued guidance on implementing policies designed to encourage sustainability, the London, U.K.-based trade group for securities exchanges announced on Wednesday. The guidance, which is voluntary, sets out environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics that exchanges can incorporate into the disclosure guidance that they provide to the companies listed on their markets. It focuses on 34 key performance indicators, including energy consumption, water management, CEO pay ratio, gender diversity, human rights, child and forced labour, temporary worker rate, corruption and anti-bribery, and tax transparency, among other corporate policies. James Langton center_img Related news The guidance also offers advice on how to roll-out enhanced sustainability disclosure. The WFE says that adopting the guidance will help exchanges that are signed up to the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative meet their commitments under that agreement. The WFE stresses that exchanges have a role to play in ensuring transparent and resilient markets, and in encouraging corporate sustainability. “Exchanges operate orderly markets, seek to foster investor trust and invest in promoting good corporate governance standards. As an industry, exchanges are seeking to connect the dots for investors, companies, regulators and the wider community,” said Nandini Sukumar, CEO of the group. “The guidance provides exchanges which want it with practical advice on how to take their sustainability policies to the next level and will help them meet the international sustainability benchmarks to which they are committed,” she added. Separately, Nasdaq also announced that its Nordic exchanges in Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius have joined the UN’s SSE initiative, which is designed to encourage sustainable investments and enhance corporate transparency. “Nasdaq has always been a believer in the virtues of sustainability” said Magnus Billing, president of Nasdaq Nordic. “As a sustainable exchange operator, we continuously encourage and support the environmental, societal and governance performance of our listed companies. We are proud of our collaboration with the SSE initiative, and we look forward to continue our efforts in this field.” Negative 2021 outlook on exchange, clearing sector: Fitch Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Credit History Act Coming…PM Golding

first_imgRelatedCredit History Act Coming…PM Golding Credit History Act Coming…PM Golding Office of the Prime MinisterSeptember 8, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A Bill that will allow financial institutions to recognise a person’s credit history as collateral is now before a Select Committee of Parliament.Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding says the move will help small businesses, especially those which have demonstrated a history and a culture of meeting their obligations.He was speaking at today’s (September 8) launching of the 2009 Compensation and Benefits Report of Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), undertaken by Silverstone & Platt Research Solutions Ltd in Kingston.The Prime Minister said that he had instructed the Minister of Finance to make the Bill cover credit history going back up to seven years before the Bill becomes law. This, he said, will allow persons and businesses who are paying their debts on time, to use a good credit history as collateral.Chief Executive Officer of Silverstone and Platt, Lisa Taylor-Stone, says that the report, the first of its kind in Jamaica, will be valuable to various sectors. She noted that it will enable corporate entities in making salary reviews, and provide universities with a reservoir of information on the structure of SMEs and patterns in the industry.It will also allow workers to benchmark fair market wages and compensations. Approximately 90 per cent of the workforce in Jamaica is employed by SMEs. Thirty companies that participated in the survey are all legal entities. RelatedCredit History Act Coming…PM Goldingcenter_img RelatedCredit History Act Coming…PM Golding Advertisementslast_img read more

Supporting more victims of child sex abuse

first_imgSupporting more victims of child sex abuse More survivors of institutional child sex abuse in South Australia will be supported after the Marshall Liberal Government agreed to include local governments in the National Redress Scheme.Attorney-General Vickie Chapman says this will ensure financial support and counselling is available to those who’ve endured historic abuse in South Australian institutions.“This is a significant step forward in the progress of the National Redress Scheme, extending its scope to cover all 68 local councils and the relevant institutions that they manage,” Attorney-General Chapman said.“While nothing can undo their horrific experiences, this will help acknowledge what they have been through, and help them access the supports they need,” she said.Attorney-General Chapman said the cost of any claims against local government institutions would be managed through the $146 million set aside by the State Government to cover payments.“The Marshall Liberal Government signed up to participate in this important National Scheme in 2018, financing its operation through the Victims of Crime Fund,” she said.“Addressing the wrongs of the past is a responsibility that South Australian governments share, both State and local. Through this commitment, we are ensuring victims have access to these supports, without potentially overwhelming local government with the cost,” she said.In two years, the Scheme has received 9,642 applications nationwide, with $414.1 million worth of redress payments made to survivors.In South Australia, as at March 22, the State Redress Response Unit had received 888 applications, with more than $18.2 million worth of payments made.Nationally, the average redress payment is $83,783, while in South Australia it is slightly higher at $90,206.44. /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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:abuse, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, child sex, crime, Government, local council, National Redress Scheme, operation, SA Government, sex, South Australialast_img read more