Anthony Albanese publicly revealed that he had been lobbying the Joseph Biden administration to stop proceedings against Julian Assange, reports Binoy Kampmark.
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Jennifer Robinson, Julian Assange's lawyer, told the National Press Club that if the appeal fails and Assange is extradited to the US, his prison conditions will be at the whim of intelligence agencies which plotted to kill him. Binoy Kampmark reports.
In her first address to the National Press Club as ACTU secretary on March 29, Sally McManus repeated her earlier statement that it was right to break unjust laws.
She said Australia’s workplace laws were broken and that “wage theft” had become the new business model for too many employers. McManus also set out the ACTU’s case for a $45 a week increase in the minimum wage.
Australia’s most popular children’s author, Mem Fox, has criticised the federal government’s unfair funding of private schools. Fox was addressing an audience of public school educators at the National Press Club. She said the "confidence trick" of private schools marketing was being revealed, but governments persisted with unfair funding models. "The federal government spends two-thirds of its school education dollars on the one-third of students in Australia who go to private schools,” she said. “Where is our national sense of shame at that statistic?