Australia

“We are people, not cogs in an economic wheel.”
Worshipping broad economic growth as the measure of progress has masked the growing inequality and narrowing access to skilled jobs that is quietly dragging Australia down, according to a leading unionist.
 
Meredith Hammat UnionsWA secretary believes that behind the picture of an affluent nation that Australia presents to the world is an undercurrent of narrowing opportunity for younger people, particularly women, from middle and lower income families.
During the festive season, many people consider donating to those in need.
 
During the festive season, many people consider donating to those in need. Please consider helping to rebuild the lives of Gaza's people.
 
A six-year-old child in Gaza has already lived through three wars. And the 50-day assault by the Israeli military in July and August this year is being described by those living in Gaza as the most severe ever.
Over 2,200 people were killed - 2,131 Palestinians including 501 children; 66 Israeli soldiers; 5 Israeli civilians and a Thai migrant worker. The UN reports that a further 11,231 Palestinians were injured including 3,436 children and 3,540 women.