NSW government told to release flood inquiry report which recommends dismantling Resilience NSW

NSW government told to release flood inquiry report which recommends dismantling Resilience NSW

The head of Resilience NSW says it would be “inappropriate” for him to comment on reports the disaster agency will be scrapped after its response to Lismore’s devastating floods earlier this year Key points: Shane Fitzsimmons was appointed to head up the new agency only two years ago Resilience NSW’s role in the flood response … Read more

Health Secretary ‘must take more action on monkeypox or it will become endemic’

Health Secretary ‘must take more action on monkeypox or it will become endemic’

L GBT+ groups from across the political aisle have joined forces to demand the Government increase efforts to combat monkeypox or risk it becoming “endemic” in the UK. The US on Thursday declared a public health emergency over the virus – which in a majority of the cases seen so far affects gay and bisexual … Read more

Child poverty increasing in key worker households, warns TUC

Child poverty increasing in key worker households, warns TUC

O ne in five households where adults are classed as “key” workers has children living in poverty, according to new research. The TUC said its study suggests that the number of children growing up in poverty in key worker households has increased by 65,000 over the past two years to nearly one million. The analysis, … Read more

Montreal police kill man suspected in three random fatal shootings

Montreal police kill man suspected in three random fatal shootings

A 26-year-old man is dead after being shot by police in the parking lot of a motel in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough early on Aug. 4.Peter Mccabe/The Canadian Press Two days of fear and bloodshed in Montreal ended with an early-morning police shooting on Thursday, after officers stormed into a suburban motel room and killed the … Read more

Electricity theft at record levels amid cost-of-living crisis

Electricity theft at record levels amid cost-of-living crisis

P eople stole electricity on a record number of occasions across England and Wales last year, figures show. Electricity theft – which can be carried out by tampering with a line or bypassing a meter – has the potential to cause serious injury and is punishable by up to five years in prison. Though already … Read more