Final report for review of Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 released - From the report: Previous reviews have come up with long lists of recommended improvements and suggestions for further consultation but what all of these, and indeed any analysis of the Act will show, is that the problems of the Act are systematic. They cannot be dealt with by tinkering amendments. I have adopted the position that any attempt to undertake piecemeal amendment would be inefficient and that what is needed is a new model by which the Australian Government can deliver effective, cost-efficient and balanced protection for significant cultural material. Accordingly, I have chosen a different path from my predecessors—to create a model designed to replace the current scheme.
Australia Boasts That It Has Met Its Climate Goals, But There’s Reason To Be Skeptical
Studying the Heart of El Niño, Where Its Weather Begins
Further easing of El Niño - El Niño remains strong, but continues its gradual decline. Climate models suggest a return to neutral levels in the second quarter of 2016. ... Based on the 26 El Niño events since 1900, around 50% have been followed by a neutral year, and 40% have been followed by La Niña. Models suggest the neutral state is the most likely for the second half of 2016, followed by La Niñ, with a repeat El Niño assessed as very unlikely. Historically, the breakdown of strong El Niño events brings above average rainfall to some-but not all-parts of Australia in the first half of the year.
For voters, elite is a dirty word - Voter distrust towards the political class has become potent. It is potent in the United States, it is volatile in Europe and it is evident in Australia, where the electorate has dispatched ten major party leaders in just 12 years.