Kerry Smith

Male South Australian police have routinely stripped women prisoners naked and put them into padded cells, the Advertiser said on August 14.

Environment minister Peter Garrett announced on August 10 that $9 million will be spent on rescuing 100 Aboriginal languages. However, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre condemned the plan as “cynical and false”.

The new song “Stand Tall” has become the official anthem of the Ark’s Tribe campaign. The song will be played loudly at the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on August 11 when Tribe’s court case resumes.

Two young Australian Tamils will walk 300 km from Sydney to Canberra to build awareness of the plight of 300,000 Tamil civilians forcibly held in military controlled internment camps in Sri Lanka.

International students are big business in Australia. Enrolments peaked at a record 543,898 and generated $15.5 billion in export income in 2008.

Residents on income management will be unable to use their Basics cards at the Darwin Show, a Crikey.com article said on July 23.

Aboriginal leaders have questioned the motives behind the NT intervention policy after the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) failed to find evidence of organised pedophile rings — a key motivation of the policy produced by then-Aboriginal affairs minister Mal Brough in 2007.

Two Australian peace activists, Emma King and Jessie Boylan, took part in a 300-strong protest in Gaza on June 9.

Canberra residents picketed the Minerals Council of Australia’s National Conference on May 28. The protest, organised by Climate Action Canberra, condemned the Rudd government’s free permits to Australia’s biggest polluters, worth $16 billion.

As the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) appears less and less likely to get through the Senate , the Australian Greens say now it is time for real action on jobs creation and climate change.

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