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Cambodia: Striking garment workers shot by police

At least three strikers were killed on January 3 when police in Cambodia opened fire to break up a protest by garment workers. Phnom Penh Municipal Police deputy head Chuon Narin claimed three were killed and two others wounded in a suburb of the capital. Police fired AK-47 rifles after several hundred workers blocking a road began burning tyres and throwing objects at them. Police described the protesters as "anarchists destroying public and private property".

Rail Revival group holds Vic govt to its promises

The Rail Revival Alliance is a group formed in response to the Victorian coalition government’s Rail Revival feasibility study into returning passenger trains between Geelong, Ballarat, and Bendigo via Meredith and Newstead. After being let down by the previous state Labor government, the group is now determined to hold the coalition state government to their policy.

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