Rights Action

National Reconciliation Week

May 26 is National Sorry Day and it begins the National Reconciliation Week which runs until June 3.  The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared history, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.  Find out more information at www.reconciliation.org.au


Easter Eggs

Please consider the many children and adults who are working as slaves on cocoa plantations from which many chocolate manufacturers source their cocoa beans. Some chocolate is certified as slave-free.  Aldi supermarkets stock the best range, but you may find slave-free products in other supermarkets and stores.  Look for one of three certification labels – FairTrade, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ.  For more information, check out ACRATH’s resources at: https://acrath.org.au/take-action/slavery-free-easter-chocolate/
 
Save Our Marine Life

The Federal Government has released a plan to drastically cut back high level sanctuary protection equivalent to removing every second national park on land. The worst area affected is the Coral Sea.  Purse seine, longlining and mid-water trawling, which is the same method used by the super trawler, are all now allowed across the Coral Sea with a clear uninterrupted path from north to south. This is currently before the Senate.  For more information see www.marineconservation.org.au
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