About 200 nurses and midwives rallied outside NSW Parliament House on September 18 to demand formal nurse-to-patient ratios in all hospitals.
Dozens of climate activists sprinted across mountains of coal, swarmed a massive coal loader, locked on to critical parts of the machine and shut down the largest coal terminal in the world, in Newcastle on September 15.
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Australia is a junior partner in the cabal of rich, robber states that have long exploited all corners of the world and monopolised its wealth. Every time the United States launches an imperial war, Australian governments — Coalition or Labor — rush to send military forces in.
The federal Coalition government is so keen to assist Adani with its mega coalmine project, it is breaking its own laws to do it.
Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto accused United Nations officials on September 19 of “spreading lies” with their criticism of Budapest’s anti-migration policies.
The comments came just days after new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, and UN rights experts harshly criticised Hungary’s immigration policies.
Szijjarto told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that “it was obvious” the UN officials were “biased pro-migration officials”.
He insisted Hungary would “never be a country of migrants … We will never allow one single illegal migrant to enter the territory of our country.
“Hungary will remain a country of the Hungarians, which is happy and which is proud of its more than 1000-year-long history and Christian culture and traditions.”
There’s another blue in the Liberal Party — and this time it is about quotas and the bullying culture towards women.
As the plight of child asylum seekers separated from their parents fades from the news, hundreds of children remain incarcerated and separated from their families, writes Barry Sheppard from San Francisco.
A parliamentary vote to remove abortion from Queensland’s Criminal Code and treat it as a health issue could happen on October 16.
How much bigger has Australia’s economy become since 1994? The answer, per head of population, seems to be: close to 50%. That’s not in current dollars, but adjusted for inflation. So can “Australia” (read: the big end of town) afford to raise the rate of Newstart payments — currently at a base rate of $273 a week for a single person — for the unemployed?
The second Working Women Get Organised conference will be held in Geelong on October 13, following a successful inaugural event last year.