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.

A Song for Cuba SYDNEY — The committee "A Song for Cuba" is organising a cultural artistic festival which will take place September 20-25 in various venues here. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the worldwide
A democratic victory? By Kath Gelber From the year 2002 women will hold at least 35% of ALP seats in both state and federal parliaments in Australia, according to an agreement reached by the ALP national executive which is
Platypus Man — This documentary focuses on the work of John Wamsley, dedicated environmentalist and creator of the Warrawong Sanctuary in the Adelaide Hills. ABC, 12.30am, Wednesday, September 14. As It Happened: Acts of War — A
Hunger striker meets WA environment minister By Anne Pavy PERTH — Hunger striker Phil Gregory met with the Western Australian environment minister Kevin Minson on the steps of state parliament on September 9.
By Norm Dixon JOHANNESBURG — Mass-based RDP Councils are being established throughout South Africa to ensure that the new government's Reconstruction and Development Program is "people-driven", Cheryl Carolus, the ANC's RDP coordinator,
Nurses stop work over staffing crisis By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Nurses and other health workers at the Princess Alexandra Hospital picketed the hospital on September 9 demanding more funding for the state's ailing public health
By John Tomlinson and Rob Wesley-Smith There are significant economic and political reasons why the federal Labor cabinet should reassess its position on East Timor. These reasons need to be placed within a historical context. If the
Scientists now believe that HIV, the virus which causes AIDS, is a product of rainforest destruction. Far worse may be in store, writes ROBYN MARSHALL. A virus is a very small infectious particle containing a strand of genetic material,
Women in the media Volunteers are wanted for "The Global Media Monitoring Project" — a project which aims to record the roles and representation of women in radio, television and newspaper news on one chosen "ordinary" day in our lives,


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