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Brown previews Queen's Speech
PM’s draft legislative programme in full

The prime minister Gordon Brown has set out his plans for reform, unveiling a list of bills and policies for consultation and debate. Introducing the proposals to MPs, Mr Brown said: “To respond to the rising aspirations of the British people we must deliver new and better opportunities – in education, employment, the provision of… Read more »

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Curriculum Bill passes stage one in Senedd

A Bill that will make religious education in Wales fully inclusive of humanism has passed the first stage before becoming law. Wales Humanists – which has long campaigned for this change – has strongly welcomed the news, saying the Bill will make Wales ‘a world-leader in inclusive education’. Following a debate, Senedd members today voted… Read more »

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Austria’s top court decriminalises assisted dying

Helping ‘seriously ill’ people to end their lives will no longer be a criminal offence in Austria, following a judgment from the country’s top court. Humanists UK, which campaigns for legal assisted dying across the UK, has welcomed the move as a victory for reason, compassion, and empathy. News of the decision comes just weeks after… Read more »

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Defra launches new campaign
Benn champions personal action against climate change

The government is hoping to capitalise on the publicity generated by Live Earth with a new campaign urging people to act on climate change. The latest initiative from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) encourages people to make small changes to reduce their individual carbon footprint. A series of newspaper and… Read more »