Labor maintains clear Newspoll lead, but there's been an overall shift to the Coalition since October

This week’s Newspoll, conducted December 1-4 from a sample of 1,518, gave Labor a 53-47 lead, unchanged since the previous Newspoll, three weeks ago. Primary votes were 38% Labor (steady), 36% Coalition (down one), 10% Greens (down one), 3% One Nation (up one) and 13% for all others (up one). Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s ratings were steady at 52% dissatisfied, 44% satisfied, for a net -8 approval. Labor leader Anthony Albanese gained five points on net approval for a -6 rating. This is the first time since the pandemic began that Albanese’s net approval has been better than Morrison’s. Morrison led Albanese...
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Group Gathers at Garberville Town Square to Question Vaccine Mandates and the ‘Prevalent Narrative’ Surrounding COVID-19

On Friday, December 3rd, a group of about 20 concerned Southern Humboldt residents gathered in the Garberville Town Square to discuss what they call the Dominant Narrative surrounding medical freedom and COVID mandates. The gathering was informal yet joyful as small groups discussed concerns and opinions amongst themselves to a...
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Nonprofit CEO Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Relation to Covid-19 Loan Fraud

Greenbelt, Maryland – Brandon Fitzgerald-Holley, age 32, of Suitland, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to wire fraud in relation to COVID-19 loan fraud. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Baltimore Field Office; Special Agent in Charge Shimon R. Richmond, Mid-Atlantic Region, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Inspector General (FDIC-OIG); Amaleka McCall-Brathwaite, Special Agent in Charge of the Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General’s Eastern Region (SBA-OIG); Special Agent in Charge Michael McGill of the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, Philadelphia Field Division (SSA-OIG); and Special Agent in Charge Darrell J. Waldon of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Washington, D.C. Field Office (IRS-CI).
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Opinion: Preparing children for success takes communitywide effort

Public education is a commitment to building a better future for our youth. This effort is not possible without support from the community at many levels, from the funding generated by taxpayers to the volunteers who serve on our boards and the business leaders who provide students with learning experiences. Using a collaborative approach, the Community Development Coalition of Northwest Michigan, convened by the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, has established a regional network of more than 30 cross-sector organizations that are committed to improving our children’s chances of being successful life-long learners.

Labor leads as favourite to win next election according to latest polling

Labor is leading as the favourite among voters to win the next federal election according to recent polling figures. The latest Newspoll figures, reported in The Australian, reveals 47 percent of voters believe Labor will form the next government – while 37 percent expect the Morrison government to return for a fourth term.

Local climate action blocked by foreign relations laws

Just weeks after COP26, where Australia was rated last of all countries assessed for their policy commitments by the Climate Change Performance Index, the Australian Government has now cancelled agreements between its states, territories and global partners to keep temperature rises to well below 2⁰C. The agreements were with the...

Crisis Coalition mourns the untimely death of Dewa Mavhinga

Mavhinga served as the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition Regional Information and Advocacy Coordinator during which time he was based in South Africa from 2009-2012. During his tenure as the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition Regional and Advocacy Coordinator, Mavhinga played a critical role in amplifying the Zimbabwean crisis and the need for regional intervention in resolving the Zimbabwean crisis.

Crash and burn: the deadly climate policies of our major parties

The Coalition and Labor refuse climate action that will ensure humanity’s survival, even as thousands die globally from the burning of fossil fuels. The fossil fuel policies of the Coalition and Labor are partly responsible for hundreds of preventable deaths and illnesses in Australia and many thousands internationally. These facts are demeaning for all Australians.

Rising Numbers, Incidents At Library Spur New Conversations About Local Homelessness

Traverse City’s homelessness situation is growing more dire. According to local experts, the number of people experiencing homelessness in the region has been steadily on the rise since last fall. Making matters worse, the local services that exist to help homeless individuals are strained due to the same staffing and volunteer shortages other organizations are facing. Those factors have caused the issue to spill over into public places, with dozens of recent incidents at the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) prompting new conversations about how to lend a hand when everything from housing prices to the pandemic is getting in the way.

Political Directors Small Group Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS

The Kingdom of Belgium and the United States hosted a meeting of senior diplomatic representatives from the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS yesterday in Brussels. Belgian Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès, and U.S. Acting Special Envoy for the Global Coalition John Godfrey opened the meeting by updating partners on the continued progress against ISIS/Daesh in Iraq and Syria, as well as ISIS affiliates and branches around the globe. They also both welcomed Burkina Faso as the 84th member of the Coalition.

Med: Di Maio, the solution to the crisis lies in multilateralism

(ANSA) - ROME, DECEMBER 04 - "In opening this edition yesterday, I mentioned some theaters of crisis: in all these scenarios, Italy's commitment falls within the framework of a collective effort. The territorial defeat of Daesh from part of the Coalition is another example of the effectiveness of the multilateral approach ". This was stated by Foreign Minister Luigi DiMaio in the closing speech of the 7th edition of the MedDialogues, promoted by the Farnesina and Ispi.