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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.

By Jorge Jorquera On September 7, some 100 students gathered at Wollongong DEET offices and marched to the court house. The same day more than 500 students rallied at the Australian National University. Students were protesting against
GEORGE GEORGES was for many years a Labor senator for Queensland. In a long career in the ALP, he became a major voice of the party's left wing. But Georges also distinguished himself as an activist outside the party — he was renowned for his
By Chris Beale A leak of plans to reshuffle army staff — reported in Bangkok's Nation newspaper — has revealed further evidence Thai generals are staging a "creeping coup" against the "pro-democracy" government of Prime Minister Chuan
By Wendy Robertson Preparations for the October 15 National Day of Action against Australian government and business involvement in the Timor Gap Treaty are under way in all states. The National Day of Action is jointly organised by
By Norm Dixon JOHANNESBURG — A security police officer accused of murder and being at the centre of "Third Force" destabilisation operations against trade unions has been allowed to flee South Africa to New Zealand. The details appeared
By Pip Hunter Members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers' Union walked off the job on September 8 in protest at the federal government's moves to liquidate the Australian National Line (ANL). The
If you're a regular reader of Green Left Weekly, you may have noticed that some of our subscription rates have changed slightly. It's now far more economical to buy a long-term subscription than to receive the paper in any other way. One
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Plans for a massive oil terminal near the Ukrainian port of Odessa are now likely to be drastically scaled down or abandoned entirely, reports in late August indicated. The project has been the focus of a
SA public servants reject deal By Trish Corcoran ADELAIDE — A meeting of almost 1000 PSA/CPSU (Public Service Association/Commonwealth Public Sector Union) members here on September 6 voted to reject the state government's

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