A student at a Hobart High School was suspended two weeks ago for dying his hair a bright colour.
Former federal court chief justice Murray Wilcox has been commissioned by deputy PM Julia Gillard to prepare a review of the powers of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and its integration as a specialist division into Labor’s proposed industrial relations umbrella, Fair Work Australia (FWA), in 2010.
SYDNEY — More than 100 people attended a public forum on October 17 featuring Maria Eugenia Guerrero, sister of “Cuban Five” political prisoner Antonio Guerrero.
Around 600 members of the Australian Tamil community converged on Canberra on October 14 to protest Sri Lankan foreign minister Rohitha Bogollagama’s visit to Australia to meet with foreign minister Stephen Smith. Bogollagama was addressing an invite-only audience of Australian journalists inside the National Press Club.
I’ve lost count of how much bailout money governments have thrown at the global financial crisis. We all remember the US$700 billion that the US Congress recently approved, but in the months before that the US Reserve had already dished out nearly the same amount in bailouts, buyouts and guarantees for bad loans.
On October 10, McDonald’s workers who are members of the Unite union, as well as community fair trade groups held a protest outside Queen Street McDonald’s in Auckland.
Environment groups are calling for the dredging of the Yarra River to stop immediately until there has been an investigation into whether there is radioactive waste in sediments of the river.
Venezuela’s tax and customs enforcement office, SENIAT, forced a 48-hour closure of all 115 McDonald’s restaurants in the country on October 9 as a punishment for tax irregularities, according to an October 10 Venezuelanalysis.com article.
Conditions in South Australian prisons have been brought to light by prisoners at the Port Augusta Prison protesting on October 9.
Several hundred students and other activists brought the City of London to a standstill in a flash protest on October 10, according to a report posted to Socialistworker.org.uk the followed day.
With the release of its third report into corruption in Wollongong City Council, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) recommended charges be laid against 11 people for 139 criminal offences.
Independent presidential candidate and anti-corporate activist Ralph Nader led a protest of hundreds in front of the New York Stock Exchange against the US government’s US$700 billion Wall Street bail-out package on October 16, according to an AFP report that day.
Train drivers employed by Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore operations in transporting iron ore in the Pilbara struck on October 11 and will stage a 24-hour stoppage on October 22 .
Distributing a parody newspaper may seem an unlikely crime.
One hundred students and staff at RMIT attended an information session on October 14 organised by the Islamic Students Society (ISS).
On October 15, the United States and Iraqi governments agreed on a draft security pact, which could result in US troops being withdraw from Iraqi cities by the middle of 2009 and from Iraq entirely by 2011.


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