Tamils rallied to commemorate the massacre of tens of thousands of Tamils by the Sri Lankan armed forces in Mullivaikkal in the north of the island of Sri Lanka in May 2009. Chris Slee reports.
The Australian government should re-consider its confused policy towards Venezuela and once again recognise the elected government of President Nicolas Maduro, writes Chris Slee.
Human Rights Law Centre managing lawyer Sanmati Verma told a forum that the Fast Track process was “designed to see people fail”. Chris Slee reports.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was a leader for Venezuela, Latin America and the whole world, a meeting to mark 10 years since his death, was told. Chris Slee reports.
Coroner Simon McGregor, who conducted the inquest into the death in prison of Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Nelson, said Victoria’s Bail Act needs to be “urgently” amended. Chris Slee reports.
Chris Slee reviews Clinton Fernandes’ new book examining Australia’s alliance with United States imperialism and its role in its own region.
Nilofar told a forum by video link from Indonesia that refugees stranded there are not allowed to work or study, which has led some to suicide. Chris Slee reports.
A protest outside the office of immigration minister Andrew Giles demanded permanent visas for refugees. Chris Slee reports.
Iranian refugees are continuing their 24/7 protest demanding permanent visas outside the Immigration department. Chris Slee reports.
Union and solidarity activists protested outside the annual general meeting of Ansell because of its anti-union policies. Chris Slee reports.
A group of Iranian refugees are continuing their round-the-clock sit-in outside the Immigration Department. Chris Slee reports.
Hundreds of refugees and supporters rallied to demand permanent residency in Melbourne. Chris Slee reports.
A group of Iranian refugees have begun a sit-in outside the Melbourne office of the Department of Immigration. Chris Slee reports.
Plasterboard workers at Knauf returned to work after winning their demands for permanency and a pay rise. Chris Slee reports.
Spirits are high at the Knauf factory picket line as members of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union campaign for a decent enterprise agreement. Chris Slee reports.
CFMEU members employed by giant plasterboard manufacturer Knauf have been picketing the company’s Port Melbourne factory in support of their claim for a pay rise and permanent contacts. Chris Slee reports.