Australia

Climate scientists say their predictions about global temperature rises have been too conservative. That's why stronger and more decisive action is needed, argues Pip Hinman.

The NSW Liberal government is feeling the political heat after thousands of protest emails protesting a bill that could make koalas extinct in the state crashed the parliamentary server, reports Jim McIlroy.

Reading Joe Sacco is to walk, albeit briefly, in the shoes of those who suffer most from the unjust global balance of power, writes Andrew Chuter.

A Darwin court has thrown out criminal charges against anti-fracking activists, reports Kerry Smith.

Witness K protest

Actions were held around Australia to demand the immediate dropping of the prosecutions of East Timor oil espionage whistleblower Witness K and his lawyer, Bernard Collaery. Jim McIlroy and Alex Salmon report.

There has been a surge of support for socialist candidates in the Victorian local council elections, with four socialists elected to three councils, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton will be able to continue working on unfinished community projects, after being reelected for a third term on Moreland City Council, reports Chloe DS.

About 100 people rallied at Djarrbarrgalli (Domain) on November 6 as part of a week of action for koalas across New South Wales, reports Isaac Nellist.

Cock fighting and dog fighting were regarded as legitimate sports, but are now rightly seen as cruel and barbaric. Horse racing should also be banned, argues Mary Merkenich.

Barkindji woman Leah Ebsworth has been charged with not moving off a bridge when ordered and assaulting a public officer with water, reports Paul Oboohov.

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