Oceania
Climate emergency New Zealand New Zealand declares climate emergency, vows to make public sector carbon neutral by 2025

The move is based on findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which emphasize the need to reduce global emissions to zero by 2050 in order to prevent further increase in global warming

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp under the scanner as Australian Senate to probe media monopolies

The senate inquiry announcement comes days after a petition by ex-prime minister Kevin Rudd to investigate Murdoch’s media monopoly in Australia garnered half a million signatures

Petition on Rupert Murdoch’s media monopoly in Australia gets half a million signatures

The petition by Kevin Rudd over the virtual monopoly that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp holds over print media, has attracted massive support across the political spectrum in Australia

New Zealanders approve euthanasia in a referendum, reject legalization of recreational cannabis

Around 65% of voters are believed to have approved the proposal to permit euthanasia while around 53% rejected the legalization of recreational cannabis

Australia sexual assault gag law Australian feminists oppose Victoria State’s ‘gag’ law on sexual assault survivors

Victoria State’s law effectively prohibits publishing the details of any sexual assault case where proceedings are on or a guilty verdict has been given, even if it is the survivor who wishes to speak out

Aboriginal land rights Australia Aboriginal group in Australia files lawsuit over land loss due to mining

In its lawsuit against the Western Australia State government, the Tjiwarl tribe has claimed cultural damage and loss of access to land

We don’t need empty praise: Nurses’ unions demand better protection, rights

On International Nurses Day, nurses’ unions call for PPEs, more say in decision-making processes, safe working conditions, and protection from targeted attack and stigmatization

Assange release request Australia MPs Australian MPs call for Assange’s release from UK prison

MPs who are part of a pro-Assange parliamentary group have called for his release from the Belmarsh prison in the UK over concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 in prisons

Tussle between those who want to save the planet and greedy corporates

The opposition to the Adani group’s coal mining project in Queensland, Australia, is far from over despite work on the project having begun. The issue has become an international one, says Jeoff Law, Editor, Adani Watch, a website that is part of an initiative of the Bob Brown Foundation, in an exclusive interview with Newsclick.

New Communist Party of Aotearoa New Communist Party of Aotearoa seeks to blaze a new trail in New Zealand

Peoples Dispatch talks to Katjoesja Buissink of the New Communist Party of Aotearoa on the party’s history, its agenda and its method of organizing in New Zealand

Will Libya Peace Talks in Berlin Lead to any Peace?

Eleven countries will be meeting in Berlin to broker a peace agreement between the Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army.

Protests against Siemens - Adani deal over Australia coal mine project Protest in Berlin against Siemens-Adani Australia coal mine deal

The Carmichael mining, one of the biggest mining projects in the world, has faced fierce resistance from activists and Indigenous communities in Australia and beyond

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