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The travesty that is Australia's asylum seeker offshore detention policy -"If they had arrived by airplane and with a tourist visa then they would be here."

August 4, 2017 - 07:42 -- Admin

It seems the truth will out. After the United States completes its vetting of asylum seekers held in overseas detention by the Australian Government it is not obliged to take even one of those individuals U.S. immigration officials have examined.

Australian Human Rights Commission 2017, "Change The Course: National report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities

August 3, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Change The Course: National Report On Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment At Australian Univerities, 2017:Executive summary At the request of Australia’s 39 universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted a national, independent survey of university students to gain greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.

Facebook Inc still pursuing dream of spying on users through their webcams and via their touch screens or mobile phones

August 3, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Daily Dot, 8 June 2017:Your worst internet nightmare could be on its way to becoming a reality.A newly discovered patent application shows Facebook has come up with plans to potentially spy on its users through their phone or laptop cameras—even when they’re not turned on.

Why are we still refusing to fully honour the spiritual and cultural relationship that traditional owners have to the land in Australia?

August 2, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

It doesn’t matter to the Turnbull Government that science declares that Aboriginal Australia has existed since time immemorial or that indigenous culture has existed on this continent longer than any other culture which is now part of multicultural Australia -  it stubbornly refuses to genuinely honour the spiritual and cultural relationship that traditional owners have with the land.

Environment Victoria calls on Andrews Government to challenge NSW Berejiklian Government's "rigging" of Murray-Darling Basin Plan river water extraction rules

August 1, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Environment Victoria, Media Release, Tuesday 25 July 2017:Calls for Victoria to stand up to NSW water guzzlersEnvironmental groups, farmers and Indigenous leaders today called on the Andrews government to respond urgently to claims on ABC’s Four Corners that New South Wales irrigators are engaging in “illegal water use” at the expense of Victoria’s rivers and farmers.Environment Victoria Acting CEO Dr Nicholas Aberle said:“Vi

And so the spotlight hovers over Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and NSW Regional Water Minister Niall Blair......

August 1, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

When both the NSW Coalition Government (2 April 2015) and Federal Coalition Government (21 September 2015) gave a minister dual responsibility for agriculture and water one could almost hear the political train careening wildly in the distance.Unfortunately two years later the people of Australia woke to discover that handing over responsibility for water in a complex major river system to two National Party MPs meant it was also a social, economic and environmental train wreck as well.All th

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