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UN aid official in Yemen urges lifting of blockade, says millions a ‘step away from famine’

(AGENPARL) – New York,12 December 2017 6:30- 11 December 2017 – The continuing blockade of ports in Yemen must be lifted, a senior United Nations humanitarian official today urged, calling for greater access to more than eight million people on the verge of famine. Speaking from Sana’a, Jamie McGoldrick, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen

Human Rights Day: UN officials pledge to advance human dignity, equality and rights

(AGENPARL) – New York, 12 December 2017 6:29- 11 December 2017 – Top United Nations officials on Monday urged everyone to raise their voices and stand up for the rights of others, while celebrating the launch of a year-long campaign on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Decalration of Human Rights. “Over seven decades, this mighty

Security tensions may have deepened rights violations in DPRK, Security Council told

(AGENPARL) – New York, 12 December 2017 6:28- 11 December 2017 – People’s rights are reportedly violated in “almost every aspect” of their lives in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations human rights chief warned Monday, stressing that security tensions on the Korean Peninsula should not negate concerns about the situation of

Media statement: Inspector-General of Biosecurity white spot review

(AGENPARL) – Canberra, 12 December 2017 6:27- ​The Inspector-General of Biosecurity provides a valuable independent perspective and is one of the critical mechanisms to assess and improve how we manage Australia’s biosecurity. The department has reviewed the final report and is implementing the recommendations. While the cause of the white spot disease outbreak in Queensland is

More protection for Reservists

(AGENPARL) – Canberra,{post_import_date}}- Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan said the nation’s 39,000 Reservists would be better protected by recent changes to legislation. Mr Tehan said amendments to the Defence Reserve (Protection) Act 2001 would provide Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reservists with an unprecedented level of protection when they were absent from their civilian employment

Recruiting a new generation of intelligence officers

(AGENPARL) – Canberra, 12 December 2017 6:24- Today the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) launches an innovative recruitment campaign to attract the next generation of Intelligence Officers to serve Australia’s interests. For obvious reasons, most Australians are not aware of ASIS and its activities. However, this makes it difficult to recruit the right people to work

A close look at AIBS respondents

(AGENPARL) – Canberra, 12 December 2017 6:24- 12 Dec 2017 Tags Divya Skene The AIBS series of surveys seeks to understand more about our internationally-active firms and this blog on the 2017 survey introduces the majority of our respondents – 941 internationally active companies[1]. Respondents by industry – the survey represents a balance of good and

Sunrise, interview with David Koch

(AGENPARL) – Canberra, 12 December 2017 6:24- JOURNALIST: We’re joined now by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Minister, Australians really need to be careful going to New York after this? JULIE BISHOP: Australians should continue with their travel plans, but this is another shocking reminder that a terrorist attack can take place anywhere. So I urge people

Today Show, interview with Chris Uhlmann

(AGENPARL) – Canberra, 12 December 2017 6:24- JOURNALIST: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joins us now. Good morning. JULIE BISHOP: Good morning, Chris. JOURNALIST: Foreign Minister, we understand that the bomb did detonate early and that could have been a life saver in this event. What is your reaction to this? This is exactly the kind of