A group of 10 TAFE students from Bendigo and Dandenong met with the Victorian minister for skills and workplace participation, Jacinta Allan, at her Bendigo office on November 6. The meeting was arranged after a student protest weeks earlier.
Before and after the invasion of Iraq, the war’s goal of privatising Iraq’s oil to the benefit of Western oil corporations was highlighted not just by the war’s opponents, but also by many of its supporters.
Thirty-six artworks based on "A Certain Maritime Incident — the Sinking of the SIEVX" By Nathalie Haymann Kidogo Arthouse, Fishermans' Harbour (off Mews Road), Fremantle, WA Until November 24, 10 am - 4 pm
On a 35-degree day, community services workers in not-for-profit organisations mobilised from across Victoria to call for equal pay. The Australian Services Union, which covers the workers, estimated almost 4000 people rallied.
More than 200 people, many from the Tamil community, attended a public meeting at Monash University on November 10 called “Sri Lanka: Human rights issues and media representation”.
Many Queenslanders assume abortion is legal, since 14,000 terminations occur every year in the state.
Samson & Delilah — When tragedy strikes in an isolated community in the central Australian desert, Samson and Delilah embark on a journey of survival. ABC1, Sunday, November 22, 8.30pm. Casualties of War — Follows the personal journey of
SYDNEY — Three hundred people crowded into Balmain Town Hall on November 7 to protest against the state Labor government’s threats to privatise Sydney’s ferries. The public meeting was organised by the Save our Sydney Ferries (SOS) campaign.
The following speech by renowned journalist and film-maker John Pilger was delivered on November 5 as he accepted the 2009 Sydney Peace Prize. To read more of John Pilger's work, visit www.johnpilger.com
On November 15, Indonesian authorities said they had shot and wounded two Afghan refugees they said were trying to escape after their boat was intercepted three days earlier.
The Northern Territory Emergency Response, a “tough love” government intervention into remote NT Aboriginal communities, has been renamed by the federal ALP government. Its official name is now "Closing the Gap NT".
BLUE MOUNTAINS — Blue Mountains train stations have lost one-fifth of staffing hours each week, after the implementation of RailCorp’s review, said figures supplied by the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).
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