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Australia will continue sharing intelligence with US despite Manchester bombing leak

Published time: 26 May, 2017 12:07 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that his...

Falling wages fuel social crisis in Australia

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‘Human guinea pigs’ of British nuclear testing in Australia win healthcare victory

Indigenous Australians who were exposed to extreme levels of radiation by British nuclear tests will finally have their healthcare costs covered by their government. From...

Trump’s first official NY trip marked by protests, meeting with Australian PM

President Donald Trump made his first trip to New York City since taking office, where he...

VP Pence vows to honor refugee deal with Australia, which Trump had called ‘dumb’

Published time: 22 Apr, 2017 13:49Edited time: 22 Apr, 2017 13:55 US President Donald Trump may have...

Australia Beckons a War With China

Photo by Marko Mikkonen | CC BY 2.0   Australia is sleep-walking into a confrontation with China. Wars can happen suddenly in an atmosphere of mistrust...

Lap Dog Politicians Fail Australia Yet Again

One of the more profoundly depressing consequences of the aftermath of the American missile attack on the al Shayrat Syrian air base is having...

Pushing Australia into War with China

The U.S. establishment is so disturbed by the erosion of its “uni-polar world” domination that it is pushing compliant allies...
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Video: 25,000+ evacuated as Cyclone Debbie reaches Australian shoreline

A tropical cyclone carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph) approached the northeast coast of Australia on Tuesday. Footage shows the category four...

British backpacker raped, held hostage for 2 months in Australian outback – police

Published time: 7 Mar, 2017 10:21Edited time: 8 Mar, 2017 17:11 A female British backpacker who...
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Video: Junkyard Blaze: Fire engulfs scrap metal yard in Australia

Fire erupted at a scrap metal yard sending huge plumes of smoke over northern Adelaide. There were about a hundred crushed cars in the...

Australian Foreign Policy and Israel: An Enduring Disgrace

The recent visit to Australia by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the forthcoming foreign policy White Paper should provide an opportunity for Australia...
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Video: Netanyahu depicted as Hitler by Sydney protesters during historic Australia trip

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was met by pro-Palestinian protesters carrying a poster depicting him as Adolf Hitler during his official state visit to...
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Video: Sizzling Up: Australian policeman fries egg on car hood in 46°C weather

A police officer has managed to fry an egg on the hood of his car in the searing heat in Birdsville, Queensland Australia. Temperatures...

Australia/NZ Trade ministers on TPP rescue mission

NZ Trade Minister Todd McClay will meet his Australian counterpart in Sydney in a bid to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal....

Migrants: Unemployment rate among new Australians doubles

MIDDLE Eastern migrants are piling on to the dole queue — with a 33 per cent jobless rate during their first five...
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Video: ‘Trump’s smug face sums it up’: Australian senator unveils Trump doormat

An Australian politician unveiled his own tribute to US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, as the Australian parliament met in Canberra for the first...

Trump browbeats Australian “ally”

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Video: Plane crash in Perth kills 2 on Australia Day

CREDIT YOGI VARTMAN Two people were killed when a light plane crashed into the Swan River in Perth during Australia Day celebrations. COURTESY: RT's...
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Video: Rogue red car ‘driving erratically’ caught on cam before ramming into crowd in...

At least 3 people have been killed and 20 more injured after a vehicle was driven into a crowd of people in the center...

British lapdancer’s body lay undiscovered in Australian club for 12hrs

The body of a British woman was found in a Melbourne gentlemen’s club 12 hours after she died, but none of the men she...
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Video: Record-breaking desert rains send waterfalls down Australia’s Ayers Rock

Courtesy: Mark Giambrone RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv Strong winds and ... Via Youtube

Impressions of the Australian Conjecture

 This is my third visit to Australia in the last 12 months.  Aussie friends accuse me, tongue in cheek, of having an undeclared fondness...

Australia- Lebanese MP AGREES that most terror suspects are Lebanese-Muslims

A second generation Lebanese Christian MP has agreed with Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's claim that allowing Lebanese Muslim refugees into Australia in...

Flawed Alliances: Australia, the US and Trumpism

Politics can be a deliciously self-defeating field.  For the US-Australian alliance, one born out of desperate insecurity on the part of Canberra, a dramatic...

Bodies as Propaganda: The US-Australia Refugee Agreement

It all has a hurried sense to it.  With the offshore detention system running into troubles, the Australian government has had to find ways...

US to take in refugees from Australian camps under one-off deal

The US has agreed to take in some of the asylum-seekers that Australia keeps in off-shore...

Asylum seeker who came to Australia by boat charged over alleged rape of foster-home...

AN asylum seeker who came to Australia illegally by boat has been charged for allegedly raping a teenage foster-home girl he held...

'Criminals and jihadists': Australian Liberal Party members call for blanket immigration ban

A Sydney division of the Liberal Party will debate whether Australia should end all immigration and ban all refugees, after an...

New Zealand PM denies deal over Australian asylum-seekers

Prime Minister John Key flatly denies New Zealand is about to sign a deal with Australia to resettle refugees detained on Manus...

Australia, Tagging Along into Other Nations’ Wars

Since World War II, the U.S. has been the big boss leading a band of lackey nations, mostly in Europe but reaching distant Australia which...

What BP's Decision to Abandon the Great Australian Bight Says About the Future of...

While BP's decision to cancel its plans to drill in the pristine Great Australian Bight ends a public relations nightmare for the...

Demonising Wind Energy in Australia

From the time when energy became a state ambition and the central, almost paranoid platform of security, its messiness became apparent. Energy reserves needed...

Australia Politician Visits Front Lines; 65 Killed in Iraq

Australia Politician Visits Front Lines; 65 Killed in Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Kurdish President Masoud Barzani met today in Baghdad. The...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Greens walk out of Australian politician's anti-Islam Senate speech

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Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia: Arrests made, officers injured in violent riot over teen's death

A dozen officers were injured and several arrests were made in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, after riot police were forced to move in...

Australia’s Global ‘Exit’: Tribalism and International Institutions

Australian values and way of life are also at risk from insidious institutions such as the unelected swill that is the United Nations. — Senator...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Patriots rally against Muslim housing estate in Australia

Patriots gathered at Melton South’s Hannah Park on Sunday 28th August in opposition to a Muslim housing estate known as Iqra Village. More...

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

This is an update on a previous article Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Australian Knife Attack, in which a British woman was stabbed to...

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

This is an update on a previous article Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Australian Knife Attack, in which a British woman was stabbed to...

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

This is an update on a previous article Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Australian Knife Attack, in which a British woman was stabbed to...

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

This is an update on a previous article Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Australian Knife Attack, in which a British woman was stabbed to...

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

This is an update on a previous article Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Australian Knife Attack, in which a British woman was stabbed to...

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

This is an update on a previous article Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Australian Knife Attack, in which a British woman was stabbed to...

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

This is an update on a previous article Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Australian Knife Attack, in which a British woman was stabbed to...

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

This is an update on a previous article Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Australian Knife Attack, in which a British woman was stabbed to...

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

This is an update on a previous article Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Australian Knife Attack, in which a British woman was stabbed to...

Police: Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Australian Knife Attack

A French man shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack...

Australian Football League offers Muslim-only ‘diversity’ positions

THE AFL is offering 10 “diversity trainee” positions worth $34,000 a year exclusively to Muslim youth as part of a...

Charitable Facebook post lands UK-Australian citizen in Dubai jail

A British-Australian citizen has been arrested in Dubai for sharing a post on his Facebook...

AUSTRALIA: RIGHT-WING PROTESTERS IMPERSONATE MUSLIMS, DISRUPT CHURCH SERVICE

Members of a right-wing, anti-immigration political party in Australia interrupted a church service on Australia’s east coast, impersonating Muslims and criticizing...

Australian government faces “test” over Chinese bid for electricity grid

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Mike Head A debate has broken out in Australia’s political and media...

Elderly Australian Woman tells non-whites to go home

A man whose video of a woman's racist tirade towards him at a Brisbane bus stop went viral said he felt...

The Olympic Gold Obsession: An Australian Condition

Obsessions of any sort, notably of a consuming nature, are never healthy matters.  The drive to win gold, laced with a desperation often reflected...
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Video: Inground Pool! Sinkhole with swirling water appears in backyard of house in Australia

A sinkhole filled with water appeared in the backyard of a house in Australia on Tuesday. House owners Lynn and Ray McKay woke up...
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Video: Australia’s shame: ‘Torture’ of kids at juvenile detention center

Shocking footage of abuse in an Australian juvenile detention center has been aired on Australian national television. The video dates back to 2014, when...

Australian Election 2016: How Pauline Hanson made her political comeback

Senator-elect Pauline Hanson has said her successful political comeback has serious implications for the major political parties. "Have a look at the...

Meet Rosalie Crestani, mother of two and deputy of far-right party Rise Up Australia

One of the standout images of the weekend's protests between far right and anti-racism groups was the sight of the deputy leader...
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Video: If Australia Can Do It, Why Not Us? How a Conservative Gov’t Enacted...

http://democracynow.org - In the wake of the shooting massacre that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the Senate is expected...

British Islamic cleric has Australian visa canceled over old anti-gay comments

A British preacher known for previous anti-gay comments has had his Australian visa revoked and...
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Video: Australia Stopped Mass Shootings After 1996 Massacre, So Why Doesn’t the U.S. Follow...

http://democracynow.org - As the United States struggles to make sense of yet another mass shooting, we look at one country that fought to change...

Clipping Academic Freedom: Australian University Management

Universities have become bastions of managerial madness.  The trends began some time ago, when money became the ultimate pursuit, and Mr Dollar became chancellor...
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Video: ‘Stop the boats’: Austrian FM suggests EU should employ Australian refugee policy

The Austrian foreign minister has suggested that the EU should handle refugees the Australian way, by using offshore detention centers to process everyone ... Via...

Climate Change Censorship: Australia and UNESCO

Censoring climate change and its reporting is a big business, notably among fossil fuel obsessives and those in denial. It continues to fulfil a...
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Video: RAW: Violent clashes between anti-racism & anti-Islam protesters in Melbourne, Australia

Police arrested seven people after anti-racism and anti-immigration protesters clashed in the southern Australian city of Melbourne on Saturday. Violence broke ... Via Youtube
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Video: Swarm of 100,000 bats invades Australian town

An Australian coastal town is nearing a state of emergency, but the cause isn't an earthquake or flooding. Instead, it's a natural disaster of...

Refugees Unwelcome in Australia: Reading the Signs of a Humanitarian Crisis

Migrants arrive by boat from Turkey on the northeastern coast of Lesbos, Greece, November 28, 2015. Australian immigration officials claim refugees are...

Leakers Down Under: The Australian Federal Police Raids

It is election time in Australia, and the electioneering took a remarkable turn Thursday night with announcements that the Australian Federal Police had raided...

Peter Dutton says 'illiterate' refugees would be 'taking Australian jobs'

Immigration minister criticises pledges by Labor and the Greens to increase Australia’s refugee intake, claiming it would lead to unemployment. The immigration...

Carnage in Baghdad; 184 Killed in Iraq, including Australian

Carnage in Baghdad; 184 Killed in Iraq, including Australian An Australian man was killed on Tuesday in Daquq when the mine he...

Australia: White flight in schools

Lana's Comment: White Australians have nothing to be guilty about. It's healthy and natural to care for your own children's needs first...

Australian government boasts of helping US kill its own citizens in Middle East

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Mike Head Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his senior ministers this week...

Twenty-Four Hour Banality: The Australian Election Campaign Begins

“Big fan of LBJ, me mum,” said Chris Uhlmann, journalist for the ABC’s Twenty-Four hour television news network.  And that, perhaps, was the only...

Australia’s French Connection: The Submarine Saga

It was all a funny business, but it is very clear that the Australian relationship with France, at least when it comes to matters...
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Video: ‘Waiting for moratorium on fracking’ – Australian MP who set river on fire...

Fracking should be banned as a “global threat” as it causes methane leaks contaminating water in the communities near gas wells, says Jeremy Buckingham,...

Australian government threatens a “double dissolution” election

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Mike Head Facing intense pressures on his government, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm...

Australian nickel refinery workers sacked without entitlements

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Terry Cook Hundreds of workers retrenched at Queensland Nickel’s (QN) Yaulu refinery...

Cancelling Passports: Australia, Syria and the “Anti-Terror” Initiative

The hunt for evidence before embarking on a course of state action is becoming less and less important.  Such matters as accusations of terrorism...

America’s Aircraft Carrier: Australian Bases for US Bombers

Subservience is a terrible state, not merely because of its indignities, but its distortions. Speech from the main political centre is garbled and marred,...

US Air Force to boost presence in northern Australian bases

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Peter Symonds Speaking in Canberra yesterday, US General Lori Robinson confirmed that...

Fiji cyclone: Australian and New Zealand military mobilised for “humanitarian” relief

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Richard Phillips The Australian and New Zealand governments have utilised the devastation...
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Video: Australian police respond to shooting & potential hostage situation in Sydney

One person killed and two injured in a shooting at a factory on the outskirts of Sydney. Police are responding to a potential ongoing...
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Video: ‘I failed drug test at Australian Open’ – Sharapova

Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova said she was informed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) that she had failed a drug as she staged...

Leaked Australian document reveals plans for mass surveillance of immigrants

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Max Newman A document leaked last month revealed that the Australian government...

Australian government-union conspiracy to sack “underperforming” teachers

Richard Phillips Teachers’ unions in New South Wales and Victoria have been actively working with education authorities and school principals over the past 18 months...

Satanic Pedophilia Network Exposed in Australia (Just like in the USA)

The Satanic Pedophilia Network which underlies the New World Order was again exposed in the last few months by another brave whistleblower. Australian woman Fiona Barrett...

Australian establishment condemns government’s retreat over increased consumption tax

James Cogan Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pulled back over the weekend from any move by his Liberal-National Party Coalition government to raise the rate of...
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Video: Baby kangaroos rescued from bushfire in Australia

Two baby kangaroos rescued from a bushfire and wrapped in bandages to heal their extensive burns played together at the Waroona Veterinary Clinic in...

Australian government seizes on trade union report to attack workers’ conditions

By Will Morrow The final report of the 21-month Australian Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption was released on December 28. It has become...
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Video: Happy New Year! Australia among the first ones to ring in 2016

Australia rings in 2016 with amazing fireworks show RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube
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Video: Train carrying 200,000 litres of sulphuric acid derails in Australia

A 26-carriage train derailed near the town of Julia Creek, in northern Australia, Sunday, spilling some 200000 litres of sulphuric acid as well as...

Threat to the establishment, David Icke, speaks out over ‘calculated’ Australia speaking visa delay

by Mick Meaney (RINF) - In a statement to RINF Alternative News, the UK’s most prominent political researcher, David Icke, has revealed why he believes the...
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Video: Viral: Boy gets hiccups singing Australian anthem at baseball game

Young boy Ethan Hall gets hiccups while singing Australian national anthem ahead of baseball match in Adelaide. The boy continued to sing the anthem...

Australian establishment seizes on Paris attacks to justify war and police state measures

By James Cogan The alleged Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacks in Paris last Friday have been seized upon by the Australian political...
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Video: ‘Might steal something’: Black teenagers kicked out of Apple Store in Australia

A group of black students was asked to leave an Apple store in Melbourne as its employees were “worried they might steal something.” A...

Video: Fiona Barnett Witnessed Child Abuse And Murder Involving 3 Former Australian Prime Ministers!

Please Support The Show — http://richieallen.co.uk/ http://IndependentAustralia.Net/ http://PedophilesDownUnder.Com/ Twitter: @FionaRaeBarnett ... Via Youtube
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Video: Australia paid people smugglers to turn back asylum seeker boats — Amnesty Intl

Australia's maritime border control allegedly paid people smugglers to turn back refugee boats headed for New Zealand. The claims made by Amnesty ... Via Youtube
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Video: Rough Sail: Australia won’t send ships to patrol South China Sea

Australia says it won't be sending any of its ships to the South China Sea. After reports it was invited on a naval patrol...
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Video: Journalist Peter Greste Calls on Australia to End Secrecy over Offshore Asylum Detention...

Democracynow.org - Before his own imprisonment by the Egyptian government, Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste had reported on the refugee crisis around the ... Via...
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Video: Australian PM Tony Abbott Toppled By His Own Former Communications Minister

Replaced swiftly by his former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull in a 54-44 vote, making Turnbull the forth PM since 2013, Sharmini Peries speaks with...
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Video: Conservative Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Ousted by His Own Party

Democracynow.org - In Australia, conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been ousted during snap elections called for by his own Liberal Party. Via Youtube

Australian mining giant replaces Blackwater workers with contractors

By Declan O’Malley Australia’s largest producer of export coal announced plans last month to sack 306 workers from its metallurgical coal mine in the central...

Australian royal commissioner refuses to quit

By Mike Head After more than two weeks of turmoil, the Abbott government’s royal commission into alleged trade union corruption remains mired in political and legal...

White students in Australia rejecting "multicultural" agenda, this is a problem apparently

According to Dr Christina Ho from Sydney’s University of Technology, White Students have not obeyed the command to become “multicultural”. White Students have very rarely mixed...
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Video: Rare white whale enjoying itself in waves caught on camera in Australia

A whale is showing off before sailors. The creature has come up to to the open water surface in Australia playing around passing by...

Bipartisan agreement on austerity at Australian premiers’ summit

By Mike Head This week’s two-day “retreat” and summit involving Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the leaders of the country’s six states and two territories...
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Video: Drone video: Brutal fight between anti-racism & anti-Islam protesters in Melbourne, Australia

Drone footage captured anti-Islamic and anti-racism activists fighting on the streets of Melbourne outside Parliament House on Saturday. So far there have been ... Via...

Report urges closer US-Australian military collaboration against China

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden accused Australia of undertaking mass surveillance of its citizens and passing laws on the collection of metadata that he says do not protect society from acts of terrorism.

Snowden, addressing the Progress 2015 conference in Melbourne via satellite link, criticized Australia's new metadata laws, which allow the government and intelligence agencies to keep a constant watch on citizens.

"What this means is they are watching everybody all the time,” the former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower said. “They're collecting information and they're just putting it in buckets that they can then search through not only locally, not only in Australia, but they can then share this with foreign intelligences services.”

Last month, Australia passed controversial laws that require telecommunications firms to retain their customers’ phone and computer metadata for two years.

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Snowden decried this disturbing trend, warning that regardless of what you are doing “you're being watched."

He compared Australia's mass surveillance system to that being used in the UK.

"Australia's role in mass surveillance around the world is similar to the UK and the Tempora program," he said.

Snowden, who has been living in Moscow since June 2013 after receiving political asylum, criticized the Australian government’s passage of a metadata program that is being used, he said, to “collect everyone's communications in advance of criminal suspicion."

"This is dangerous," he told the conference.

The former system administrator for the CIA said such invasive surveillance technologies had nothing in common with traditional liberal societies.

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"This is not things that governments have ever traditionally been empowered to claim for themselves as authorities.

"And to have that change recently ... is a radical departure from the operation of traditional liberal societies around the world."

Snowden repeated his position that acts of terrorism in the US and elsewhere have not been thwarted by conducting mass surveillance on citizens.

"Nine times out of 10 when you see someone on the news who's engaged in some sort of radical jihadist activity, these are people who had a long record," he said.

"The reason these attacks happened is not because we didn't have enough surveillance, it's because we had too much."

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Aside from average citizens, he warned that journalists are also at risk of having their contacts exposed by the mass surveillance.

"Under these mandatory metadata laws you can immediately see who journalists are contacting, from which you can derive who their sources are."

He excoriated such a turn of events, saying the purpose of a free press in society is to “act as an adversary against the government on behalf of the public."

Snowden’s comments came on the same day that a US federal appeals court ruled the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records was illegal. In a unanimous decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York called the bulk phone records collection "unprecedented and unwarranted."

The ruling, which Snowden called “extraordinarily encouraging,” comes as Congress confronts a June 1 deadline to renew a section of the Patriot Act that allows the NSA’s bulk data surveillance.

Meanwhile, Snowden seems determined to reveal more information from the National Security Agency (NSA) files, hinting there was yet more information about Australia’s intelligence work that would be revealed at a later date.

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Since its establishment in 1991, SIGTUR’s membership has steadily increased. At the Congress in Perth, Latin America was represented by delegates from CUT/Brazil and CTA/Argentina. From Africa, the Nigerian Labour Congress and the South African Cosatu had sent strong delegations, complemented by a representative from Ruanda and a delegate from the ITUC-Africa. Unions from Asia included large delegations from CITU/India and the KCTU/South Korea. Smaller delegations came from the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia. One delegate from the smaller Japanese union ZENROREN also participated. Finally, a large delegation represented various federations of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). The latter had founded SIGTUR together with Cosatu from South Africa against the background of Australian union solidarity with the anti-Apartheid struggle as well as Cosatu support for striking Australian dockers (see also SIGTUR – A movement of democratic unions of the Global South). In the following, I will first look at key differences between SIGTUR members, before discussing common challenges and the need for joint campaigns.


Australian unions and labour movements from the Global South

Although geographically located in the Global South, Australia is clearly an industrialised country unlike the countries of other SIGTUR members. Unsurprisingly, first differences emerged right at the beginning of the Congress. When the various delegations introduced themselves, the ITUC-Africa representative made clear that the capitalist system as such needed to be challenged. CITU from India identified capitalism and imperialism as the main target, while the KMU delegate from the Philippines mentioned monopoly capitalism as the main opponent. In general the unity of the working class was singled out as essential in the struggle to transform existing structures of exploitation.

By contrast, Ged Kearney, President of the ACTU, raised concerns about the recent change in power towards a Conservative government and the related attack on the welfare state and progress enacted by the previous Labour government. The Australian social and industrial compact around the welfare state and employment rights was under attack, she argued. At the global level, workers from different countries would be pitted against each other and a general increase in insecure work was noticeable. While the proliferation of free trade agreements endangered the environment and undermined workers’ rights, corporate power was globalised. Not capitalism as such, but unfettered capitalism was identified as the opponent. Decision-making at G20 meetings should be done in consultation with employers and trade unions, as unregulated free markets would not work. This resembles very closely the position of many European trade unions and their emphasis on social partnership with employers to ensure a capitalist system with a human face, in which economic growth is combined with fairness at work and throughout wider society.

Members at the founding meeting of SIGTUR, Photo by Rob Lambert

Trade unions and the position vis-à-vis political parties and social movements

Another area of differences concerned the relationship between trade unions and political parties and social movements. As the Argentinian CTA delegate outlined, instead of close connections with a political party, his union has emphasised co-operation with social movements. Individuals and social movements can even be directly CTA members without representing sections of the working class. This was the basis, he argued, on which the successful struggle against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) had been based. These sentiments were echoed by the delegate from the ITUC-Africa, making clear that unions can no longer be islands. They need to co-operate with progressive civil society and move from workplace issues to community concerns as in the successful global campaign for the rights of domestic workers. CUT from Brazil and the South African Cosatu, on the other hand, have close relationships to governing political parties with the PT and the ANC respectively, as had the Australian ACTU until recently with a Labour government. They would still emphasise their autonomy as trade union. Especially CUT emphasised its close collaboration with social movements such as the movement of landless workers (MST) as well as participation in various left networks, combined with critical positions on government policy, when necessary. Nevertheless, this strategy is clearly different from the CTA’s approach.

CITU/India, in turn, completely rejects co-operation with social movements, as 95 per cent of them would be funded by transnational corporations (TNCs) or governments and, therefore, could not be allies in class struggle. The South Korean KCTU, finally, had actually founded its own party, which even gained 10 per cent in elections at some stage. However, soon afterwards it split and one of the two resulting parties split yet further, so that the union decided in the end not to support any longer a specific political party. Instead, it joined the broad alliance People’s Power, which is currently the platform for the struggle against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

Considering these differences over who the opponent actually is and whether to co-operate with political parties and/or social movements in the struggle, how can SIGTUR actually function as a coherent network?


Common challenges and joint campaigns

Despite these differences, it soon became clear at the Congress that the various SIGTUR members are conscious of the common challenges they face and the need for joint campaigns to confront them successfully. For example, the damage caused by the increasingly powerful TNCs are everywhere the same. Chevron, the global energy TNC, for example, extracts local wealth and undermines trade union and workers’ rights in Australia as it does in developing countries. Local communities suffer everywhere, as Chevron neither provides jobs with training opportunities for local people nor establishes sustainable infrastructure. The environment is frequently damaged too. Equally, the threat to the public sector through outsourcing and privatisation affects South Korea, where the KCTU is currently involved in a bitter struggle over the privatisation of the railways (see Korea: Support railway workers’ right to strike), as it does Australia, where austerity measures undermine the public provision of services, or India, where the government intends to privatise the system of food distribution to the poor. 

Delegates at the SIGTUR Congress in Perth.


SIGTUR members agreed that these common challenges required joint responses including global campaigns against specific TNCs, such as Chevron, Samsung or Suzuki as well as a joint campaign for the public sector and against privatisation. The current Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations were especially identified as dangerous. On the one hand, this agreement intends to strengthen TNCs further allowing them to sue specific governments, should they endanger their profits, on the other it pushes the privatisation of the public sector, opening it up precisely to a take-over by these TNCs.

In short, as clear as the differences over members’ position on capitalism and on co-operation with parties and social movements were, it was equally clear that these differences did not prevent in any way joint actions by SIGTUR. Throughout the Congress, Australian trade unionists discussed and worked with their fellow colleagues from other Southern labour movements on an equal footing.


The challenge of joint activities: What future for SIGTUR?

As it became clear at the Congress, the main challenge actually is not how to handle differences between SIGTUR members, but how to move towards joint actions. In individual discussions with various representatives, doubts were frequently raised about SIGTUR’s capacities in this respect. A Thai delegate, for example, told me that he had been at similar Congresses before, but was getting increasingly frustrated about the lack of progress. The CTA delegate from Argentina emphasised that SIGTUR was important for his union’s international activities, but ultimately the ITUC in Latin America was more active and the cultural similarities made it easier to organise joint campaigns regionally. Equally, a Cosatu delegate emphasised the lack of SIGTUR action between Congresses and pointed to the intensive activities by the ITUC-Africa, being a much more worthwhile international organisation to work with. CUT from Brazil still values SIGTUR, I was told, but less than in the past. In short, the next three years will be crucial for SIGTUR. Joint activities will be necessary so that members continue having faith in the network. Alternatively, SIGTUR and the idea of South-South co-operation could lose attraction.

Discussions at the SIGTUR Congress in Perth

And the potential is there. A new structure with four regional co-ordinators has been established and several targets for joint activities identified. The unique Global South dimension, the fact that SIGTUR members perhaps with the exception of the ACTU are not affected by the ideology of social partnership still puts it in a unique place for class struggle against capitalism. The presence of three trade unionists from Myanmar, where it has just recently become possible to form openly trade unions, and SIGTUR’s signing up to the initiative of Trade unions for energy democracyindicates that it remains cutting edge as an international labour organisation. The decisive task will be to translate this potential into concrete actions so that SIGTUR becomes more known internationally and its more militant outlook can provide a guiding example for others.

Solidarity and the overcoming of differences is ultimately always the result of struggle. The next three years may be decisive for SIGTUR’s future as a network. Either members are able to carry out joint initiatives against capitalist exploitation through SIGTUR, or they may well feel that their efforts are better spent elsewhere.



Prof. Andreas Bieler
Professor of Political Economy
University of Nottingham/UK

Personal website: http://andreasbieler.net

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By Joe Lopez 5 October 2013 Credit rating agency Standard and Poors (S&P) downgraded Western Australia's credit rating last month, from AAA to AA+, underlining the collapse...

Australian filmmaker condemns moves to sell DIA collection

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Australia: Telstra announces 1,100 more job cuts.

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Australia’s PM leaves for Indonesia

Australia's new Prime Minister Tony Abbott has left Sydney for Indonesia as his first overseas visit to seek support for his government™s refugee policies. "While...

Results in favor of Australia coalition

An election poster of Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann of center-left Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPO) is pasted onto a billboard in the city...

Climate Expert Slams Australian PM, Other Leaders for ‘Willful Blindness’ Over Climate Change

(David Suzuki / Screen Shot / ABC News 24)Recently elected Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and other climate change-denying politicians should be charged with...

Australian soldiers injured in Afghanistan

An Australian soldier patrolling a desert area in Afghanistan. (file photo)An attack by Taliban militants has left at least three members of Australian special...

Australia’s New Conservative Government Axes Climate Watchdog

The conservative government of Australia's new Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who notably said, "the climate change argument is absolute crap," announced on Thursday it...

New Australian prime minister sworn in

Tony Abbott has been formally sworn in as Australia™s new prime minister, days after winning federal elections and ending the Labor Party™s six-year rule. After...

Australia opens child abuse inquiry

Justice Peter McClellan (center), chair of the Royal Commission into child sex abuse, delivers a media statement with his fellow commissioners in Sydney. (File...

Australia Reining in Climate Schemes After Voters Reject Carbon Tax

In the wake of a crushing defeat last week for the climate alarmism-promoting Australian Labor Party, which imposed the deeply unpopular and expensive “carbon...

Australian PM-elect pledges support for US war in Syria

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Jobless rate increases in Australia

Official figures show that the unemployment rate in Australia climbed to about six percent last month for the first time since August 2009. The Australian...

Australia’s New PM on Mission to ‘Axe’ Global Warming Protections

(Image: Flickr Creative Commons/Alexander White)The rise of the rightwing 'Liberal-National Coalition' in Australia's elections Saturday does not bode well for the country's efforts to...

With Help From Rupert Murdoch, Rightwing Leader Takes Reins of Australian Gov’t

Tony Abbott is Australia's new prime minister (Photo: Getty Images)Rupert Murdoch-backed leader of Australia's conservative 'Liberal Party' Tony Abbott was ushered in as new...

Australia’s New Prime Minister’s Mission: Gut Global Warming Protections

(Image: Flickr Creative Commons/Alexander White)The rise of the rightwing 'Liberal-National Coalition' in Australia's elections Saturday does not bode well for the country's efforts to...

Australian voters oppose US-led war against Syria

Voters who spoke to WSWS reporters outside election polling stations last Saturday opposed the impending US-led attack on Syria and Australia's support for it....

The Australian election and the Labor Party’s collapse

The Australian Labor Party was thrown out of office in last Saturday's national election, having suffered its lowest vote in 110 years. Copyright: World...

With Help From Rupert Murdoch, Rightwing Leader Ascends to Power in Australia

Tony Abbott is Australia's new prime minister (Photo: Getty Images)Rupert Murdoch-backed leader of Australia's conservative 'Liberal Party' Tony Abbott was ushered in as new...

Mystery Deepens Over Ancient African Coins Discovered in Northern Australia

In 1944, Royal Australian Air Force serviceman Maurie Isenberg discovered five coins from medieval Africa on a beach...in Australia! Thought to date back to...

Mystery Deepens Over Ancient African Coins Discovered in Northern Australia

In 1944, Royal Australian Air Force serviceman Maurie Isenberg discovered five coins from medieval Africa on a beach...in Australia! Thought to date back to...

Australia Votes to Crush Carbon Tax and Big Government

Voters in Australia delivered a landslide victory for a more liberty-minded coalition on September 7 that ran on a market-friendly platform and vowed to...

Australian Labor Party thrown out of office

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Abbott pledges competent Australia govt.

Opposition leader Tony Abbott smiles as he makes a speech to party supporter in Sydney on September 7, 2013.The winner of the Australian parliamentary...

Australia conservatives headed for win

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (R) casts his vote at a polling station in Brisbane, Australia, September 7, 2013.Polls are almost closed in Australia's...

Australian Parties Sidetrack CO2 Threat

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/australian_parties_sidetrack_co2_threat_20130907/ Posted on Sep 7, 2013 By Kieran...

Australians vote in parliamentary polls

Australians have begun casting ballots in a parliamentary election that will determine which party will lead the country for the next three years. Polls...

The pseudo-lefts and the Australian election

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Australia: A revealing candidates forum in Sydney

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Australian pseudo-lefts complicit in US war drive against Syria

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Australia probes troops ‘misconduct’

Australia has begun an investigation into reports that its Special Forces troops cut off hands of a Taliban militant in Afghanistan for fingerprinting. Several members...

Ford Australia stands down production workers

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US Navy to reinforce Marine taskforce in Australia

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Australia’s Floods Had Global Effects

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/australias_floods_had_global_effects_20130823/ Posted on Aug 23, 2013 By Tim...

Australia slammed over refugees’ detention

A man shouts slogans against the Australian Labor Party (ALP) during a rally in support of asylum-seekers outside an ALP meeting in Sydney, July...

US to send more jets to Australia

The United States is planning to boost its military presence in Australia as it is preparing to send more fighter jets to the country....

Australia's Abbott gets tough on refugees

Australiaâ„¢s conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott has pledged tougher immigration policies in dealing with refugees and asylum seekers. "This is our country and we...

Australian SEP candidate arrives in Colombo

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Australian film directors defend Edward Snowden

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The Demon of Australian Policy

It is about time that the Australian Parliament consider having a viable foreign affairs department or abolish it altogether. Affairs might as well be...

Iran, Australia keen to expand parl. ties

Head of Iran-Australia Parliamentary Friendship Group, Mehdi Kouchakzadeh (R), meets new Australian ambassador to Tehran, Paul Foley, on August 12, 2013.The Islamic Republic of...

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Economic Growth: United States vs. Australia (Video)

Tom Eddlem, writer for The New American, gives a contrast between Australia's economy and that of the United States. Some of the contributing factors...

Australia: Job losses mount amid stalling economy

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Australian PM calls September 7 election

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Australian PM calls general elections

Australian premier calls general elections for Sep. 7Australian Prime Minister Kevin Michael Rudd has called for general elections on September 7 six weeks after...

Australia expands asylum seekers deal

Asylum-seekers are transported in buses after arriving in Papua New Guinea on August 1, 2013.Australiaâ„¢s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has signed an agreement with...

Is Australia staring down the barrel of a gun crisis?

News.com.auAugust 2, 2013 THERE is a gun battle going on in Australia. As bikie gang members...

Australia’s Election Campaign is Driven by a Barbarism that Dares Not Speak its Name

The election campaign in Australia is being fought with the lives of men, women and children. Some drown, others are banished without hope to...

Thousands slam Australia refugee policy

A man shouts slogans against the Australian Labor Party (ALP) during a rally in support of asylum seekers outside an ALP meeting in Sydney,...

Australia PM visits Afghanistan

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has arrived in Afghanistanâ„¢s central province of Uruzgan on a surprise visit to meet with Australian troops stationed in...

Australia worries UN refugee agency

Australiaâ„¢s Prime Minster Kevin Rudd (R) and his Papua New Guinea counterpart, Peter Oâ„¢Neill, sign an agreement on asylum seekers in Brisbane on July...

Australia warns UK against EU exit

Australia warns Britain against leaving the European Union.Australia has warned Britain against leaving the European Union (EU), saying British influence and economic power rest...

Australia opp. plans for asylum seekers

Australiaâ„¢s opposition says it will adopt a military plan to handle the influx of the asylum-seekers struggling to reach the countryâ„¢s borders by boat...

Australia asylum-seekers abused at camp

Australiaâ„¢s Immigration Minister Tony Burke has slammed recent Å“horrific” torture and rape claims at one of his countryâ„¢s asylum-seeking processing camps in Papua New...

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The Great Australian Health Mystery

By Scott C. Tips            Australia is the continent-nation that we all know is full of healthy, sun-loving, active people who once tamed a continent...

US jets jettison bombs on Australia

Tow US fighter jets have dropped four unarmed bombs in an emergency jettison on a World Heritage-listed marine park in Australia because of technical...

Australia to send boat refugees to Papua

Australia's Prime Minster Kevin Rudd (R) and his Papua New Guinea counterpart, Peter O'Neill, sign an agreement on asylum seekers in Brisbane on July...

Australian War Games: U.S. Military Machine Out Of Control

The “military machine” of the United States is “out of control” as it is spreading its military tentacles throughout the Asia-Pacific region amid a...

‘Australia migrant boats major problem’

Australian Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare during a press conference on August 30, 2012.Australiaâ„¢s Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare says the high number of...

Australian builders unearth ‘significant’ urban trove of 50 million year-old fossils

AFPJuly 16, 2013 Australian builders doing roadworks have uncovered a rare urban trove of crocodile and...

Boat sinks north of Australia, killing 1

Rescuers at the scene of a refugee boat accident near Australia's Christmas Island (file photo)A boat transporting nearly 100 asylum-seekers has gone down in...

Australian PM outlines new pro-business “productivity” agenda

The speech, a pro-business manifesto, marked the first elaboration of Rudd’s economic program since he returned as prime minister late last month. Republished with...

Australian meat workers defy pay-cutting ultimatum

Workers at the Teys/Cargill meat plant at Beenleigh rejected the company’s “final offer” despite its threat to shut the plant. Republished with permission from:...

Australians urged to vote for Assange

British MP and founder of the Respect Party George Galloway has encouraged the Australian people to vote for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the...

Australian PM to hold vote on aborigines

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says if the Labor Party is reelected, he will hold a referendum on the recognition of the countryâ„¢s Aborigines...

SEP campaigns in Adelaide, South Australia

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SEP meetings discuss the political crisis in Australia and internationally

The meetings focused on the implications of the new revolutionary upsurge in Egypt and the crisis of the Labor government. Republished with permission from:...

Supping with the Devil: The Australian Catholic Church's Bargain With the State

King David, in the Old Testament, spoke with the wisdom of profound and dramatic experience: “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the...

White man’s skull has Australians scratching heads

AFP/Fox NewsJuly 5, 2013 The centuries-old skull of a white man found in Australia is raising...

Australian soldier dies in Afghanistan

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The political crisis in Australia

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Australia’s new premier sworn in

Australiaâ„¢s new prime minister, Kevin Rudd, speaks to the media following a leadership ballot for the Labor Party at parliament in Canberra, on June...

Australian PM Gillard resigns after losing party leadership vote

Emma GriffithsABC.net.auJune 26, 2013Kevin Rudd has prevailed in a dramatic Labor leadership ballot, defeating Julia...

Ex-PM wins Australia party vote

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been defeated by former Premier Kevin Rudd in a Labor Party leadership vote. Former Prime Minister Rudd won the...

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

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