After the defeat in the Federal Court of his bid to ban mobile phones in offshore immigration detention centres, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) Peter Dutton is trying another strategy to subvert the court’s August ruling.

Mobile phones are already prohibited in onshore immigration detention centres and on Christmas Island for refugees who tried to come to Australia by boat.

Gaywaves — Australia's longest running gay and lesbian program. 2SER, Thursday, September 15, 8pm.

Green and Practical: The Reluctant Nation — This eight-part series looks at the implications of federalism on environmental management.

Call to defend health care

By Anthony Thirlwall

ADELAIDE — "Yes, we are political and we will continue to be political. We want more people to be political. We want a healthy society", explained Jill Archer, from Save

By Catherine Brown

and Frank Noakes

"I have arranged ... to increase the animosity between the Orangemen and the United Irish. Upon that animosity depends the safety of the centre counties of the North." — British General Charles

By Zanny Begg

The death toll in Rwanda has shocked people around the world. Rows upon rows of dead bodies have filled TV screens, newspapers and magazines since the carnage began in April. It has been estimated that 500,000 people have

Victorian hospital workers strike

By Seetal Dodd

MELBOURNE — Workers at Austin, Royal Talbot and Heidelberg Repatriation hospitals started a campaign of industrial action on September 6 with a 24-hour strike. Work bans and

BRISBANE — A mass meeting called by the Communications Workers Union on September 7 endorsed a motion opposing the Queensland and Federal Labor government's plans to privatise Suncorp, Telecom, Australia Post, ANL and Brisbane airports. The meeting

Mandela's Jakarta visit 'inappropriate'

TAPOL, the London-based Indonesia Human Rights Campaign, called on South African President Nelson Mandela to raise publicly a number of human rights issues during his visit to Jakarta, which began on

A day to be believed

By Linda Kaucher

ADELAIDE — Giving domestic violence victims a chance to talk and be believed was the main purpose of a meeting called by the Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL) on September 4.


Although you have disappeared, you live in our heart

By Eliseo Balcazar

Dear mother and father

Dear sisters and brother

Dear companion and friends

Where are you? Where ... are you?

December, January

June August


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