Dale Mills The largest-ever survey of mental health among Australia's gays, bisexuals and lesbians, conducted by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, found that nearly half of the 5500 people surveyed
On April 12, hundreds of South African activists attempted to blockade borders with Swaziland to protest the Swazi monarchy and its disregard for human rights and democracy. Timed to coincide with the 33rd anniversary of the late King Sobuza II's
Abby Stowell, Perth According to the United Nations Population Report 2005, domestic violence is the biggest health risk to women in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics' 1996 Women's Safety Report documents that one in four women will
Annolies Truman April 26 marks the 20th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear power accident, the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. One-hundred-and-twenty-three kilometres north of Kiev in the Ukraine, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's number four
Natalie Lowrey Over the weekend of April 14-17, 120 people participated in the Rain Corroboree in support of the Wiradjuri traditional owners' fight to protect Lake Cowal in central-western NSW from contamination by cyanide, which is used by mining
SYDNEY — A new multilingual booklet for victims of domestic violence titled Helping You Go to Court to Get an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order was launched this month by Legal Aid at Marrickville. It explains in 15 languages how to get an order
Sarah Stephen & Farida Iqbal, Sydney Around 100 refugee-rights supporters from around the country converged on Villawood detention centre on the Easter weekend to highlight the human rights abuses taking place behind the barbed wire. There are 255
A bill will be debated in the Victorian parliament on May 2 that gives the state new "anti-terrorism" powers, reduces the scope of freedom of information and could exempt some documents from public release for longer than the current 30-year limit,
Political FictionWritten by Geoffrey SykesDirected by Robina BeardWith Sarah Doyle, Alan Popely, Marc Kay and Karen CobbanOld Fitzroy Theatre, WoolloomoolooUntil May 6 REVIEW BY LACHLAN MALLOCH An entertaining new play by Geoffrey Sykes suggests
A report by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions on labour standards in the United Arab Emirates has condemned the appalling treatment of migrant workers, who comprise around 95% of the private sector work force. The abuse of migrant
Ben Courtice, Melbourne On March 17, the Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre lodged its fifth official complaint with the Office of Police Integrity about unlawful police behaviour in the Flemington area. The complaints contain reports
Tony Iltis, Melbourne Despite threats by local and state governments, court injunctions and a racist propaganda campaign by the Herald-Sun and the Returned Servicemen's League (RSL), Indigenous activists remain at "Camp Sovereignty" on the Kings