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A British travel agent has said it will no longer offer its customers carbon offsets because they are a diversion from dealing with climate change.
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).
The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly passed a civil unions bill on November 11 to allow same-sex couples the right to legally binding ceremonies. Civil unions with ceremonies have been a key demand of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) movement in the ACT since 2006.
Here in Berlin, radio and TV are celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago so intensively there’s hardly a moment for the weather report, which, unfortunately for all the planned events, turned out nasty and rainy.
BRISBANE — Chants of “Queensland ports — not for sale! Queensland rail — not for sale” were accompanied by cars responding to “Honk against Bligh’s sell-off” signs, as protesters picketed state parliament on November 10.
Sex workers took to Sydney’s streets on November 13 to demand they be included in discussions about proposed changes to sex work laws. Sex work was decriminalised in New South Wales 13 years ago, bringing many positive changes to sex worker conditions.
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A “pro-rape” Facebook group set up by students at the University of Sydney’s elite St Paul’s College has ignited a debate about the sexist culture and behaviour in university colleges.
A huge community campaign in opposition to the construction of a new dam on the Mary River, north of Brisbane, ended last week with a victory for people power.
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
The NSW state government wants to jail people as young as 13 for carrying a can of spray paint. Anyone with a spray can and no “legitimate reason” could face up to six months in prison
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.
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
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".
As the November 2-6 international climate change talks in Barcelona ended in poorly-concealed acrimony and weary expressions of “official optimism”, a funny thing happened in mainstream Australian media.
People across the world were shocked at the news that a US Army psychiatrist went on a shooting rampage on November 5 at Fort Hood army base in Texas, killing 13 people and injuring dozens.

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