Australia

Forestry Tasmania has pushed more than three kilometres of road through the old growth forests of the Upper Florentine Valley, sparking weeks of intense protest.
On January 21, BHP-Billiton announced the sacking of 3400 workers across Australia.
The future of St Marys Church, which for many years has served as a beacon of hope for many in need in the South Brisbane district, will soon be decided by the Roman Catholic archbishop, John Bathersby.
BRISBANE — Cynthia Merchant, an activist with the Queensland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, kicked off the discussion at a Socialist Alliance meeting on the slaughter in Gaza on January 22.
MELBOURNE — Israel’s massacre of the Gazan people has resulted in the biggest demonstrations in support of the Palestinians in decades.
MELBOURNE — A public meeting took place on January 22 to discuss the background of the Israeli invasion of Gaza and the focus for solidarity.
The traditional holiday season was cut short for the activists who produce and distribute Green Left Weekly - the Israeli government’s latest genocidal war on the Palestinian people in Gaza made certain of that.
Australia is already the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases per capita in the world. Even more worrying is that the nation’s emissions continue to spiral out of control.
The following is abridged from a call for a convergence in Canberra on the opening day of federal parliament, February 3, to say ‘no’ to racism and demand justice for Aboriginal Australia.
The incumbent ALP faction has scraped back in to retain control of the 43,000-strong NSW Public Service Association (PSA) after elections held on December 5.

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