On September 17, the Uber Bar in Brisbane announced a new policy of refusing entry to high-profile sports players. According to the owner, Jim Davies, the ban was imposed following numerous incidents widely reported in the media.
University of Queensland (UQ) womens collective members discovered racist, sexist and homophobic messages covering the Womens Room on the morning of September 17.
Former foreign minister in Nicaraguas revolutionary Sandinista government of 1979-1990, Miguel DEscoto Brockmann, gave the United Nations Security Council a blast in his opening address to the new annual session of the UN General Assembly on September 16.
The West Australian Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) is a growing cancer designed to drive renewable energy production to the fringes, a climate activist says.
Save the Tamil children in Sri Lanka; Cricket Australia dont play cricket in the Tamil killing field; Mr Rudd
On September 23, one of Burma’s longest-serving political prisoners, 78-year-old progressive journalist U Win Tin, was released from Insein Prison after more than 19 years. He was one of six political prisoners included in an amnesty of 9002 prisoners declared by the military junta.
On September 17, federal IR minister Julia Gillard unveiled Labors new industrial relations system based on the IR policy it took to the federal election, Forward with Fairness (FwF). But rather than tear up Work Choices, Labors pre-election promise, its replacement IR system largely preserves it.
Members of a range of unions protested outside the RACV club on September 25, where the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) announced its end of year financial and operational results. The protest was called by the Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC), which is concerned about changes to WorkCover proposed in the Hanks review.
Haiti has been devastated in recent weeks by Hurricanes Fay, Gustav and Ike, and tropical storm Hanna. Fay was the first to hit, on August 15, and Ike was the last, on September 7.
“Rich people got it good in this country”, said African-American comedian Wanda Sykes on the September 24 Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “We refuse to let them not be rich. Think about it. Broke people are about to bailout rich people. This is what is going on.”
On September 23, about 200 hospital administration workers in far-north Queensland were the first to strike as part of a state-wide campaign to improve wages in Queensland Health.
On September 18, Human Rights Watch released a report titled Venezuela: Rights Suffer Under Chavez. The report contains biases and inaccuracies, and wrongly purports that human rights guarantees are lacking or not properly enforced in Venezuela.
Dear Professor Garnaut, In your recent letter to scientists and environmental groups, you asked for further input into your final report on the question of the 450ppm target and “overshoot”, and Australia’s position given the uncertainties about the outcome of future global negotiations.
The surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated, US Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama told Fox News on September 4. Obamas claim echoed Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain. Both candidates claim that the surge, which involved sending more than 20,000 extra US troops into Iraq, has reduced violence and stabilised Iraq, rescuing the occupation from the indigenous resistance.
Residents of Caroona, in the Liverpool Plains of New South Wales, are in their 11th week of a blockade that has stopped BHP Billiton from carrying out coal exploration on their land.
In an open letter to the national and international community written from prison, Colombian trade union and human rights activist Liliana Obando denounced the governments unprecedented new witch-hunt against the political opposition in Colombia.