Democracy

Whatever Australia’s reason to deny a visa to the President of the Palestinian Football Association, it is not a good look for Australia or its attempts to woo the world’s major sports events, including football. Khaled Ghannam reports.  

The Aboriginal Legal Service has described NSW Labor’s new knife laws as “another setback to Closing the Gap”. Kerry Smith reports.

The University of Sydney is undertaking an investigation on its sociology Professor Sujatha Fernandes for alleged breach of the code of conduct. Valerie Chidiac and Ariana Haghighi report.

A Labor bill, currently in parliament, looks like it wants to shift the cost of NDIS to the states and territories. Graham Matthews argues the debate over future NDIS funding is an argument among thieves.

Suzanne James looks at Labor’s shock inclusion of proposed doxing laws in the Privacy Act Review and why it’s becoming a finial for transparency, accountability and investigative journalism.

Polisario Front’s Australian representative Kamal Fadel has urged Fortescue not to undermine United Nations decolonisation efforts by making a deal with the occupation government in Western Sahara. Ron Guy reports.

Most people are not buying the Labor government’s promise to address the severe cost-of-living crisis and they don’t think the Coalition would either. Peter Boyle reports.

Calls to end the removal of Aboriginal children from their families were made at rallies around the country to mark Sorry Day and the beginning of Reconciliation Week. Alex Salmon and Pip Hinman report.

David Robie joins the Green Left Show to discuss the current revolt in Kanaky/New Caledonia.

Mural of Eloi Machoro

As the New Zealand and Australian media fussed over tourists stranded in Kanaky New Caledonia, Kanaks have been gripped in an existential struggle with a heavyweight European power determined to keep the archipelago firmly under the control of Paris, writes Eugene Doyle.

Socialist Alliance Merri-bek councillor Sue Bolton wants Labor to abandon the move from proportional representation to single-member wards. Darren Saffin reports.

 

Kanaks protesting in Paris

Colin Falconer provides invaluable background to the uprising in Kanaky/New Caledonia, over France's latest attempt to derail independence.