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Clear away the hype: the US and Australia signed a nuclear arms deal, simple as that

The AUKUS despite being coined a security partnership, is a nuclear arms deal aimed at increasing pressure against China and should be cause for concern

AUKUS Activists, anti-war groups slam trilateral security alliance AUKUS as anti-China move and a return to Cold War

China too slammed the move calling it an “extremely irresponsible” act which may lead to an arms race. It also said that the move reflects “Cold war mentality and ideological biases”  

Workers strike Australia As workers’ strike completes third week, Australian union calls for boycott of General Mills products 

The boycott call by the United Workers Union comes as the indefinite strike by 90 workers of the General Mills factory in Rooty Hill, near Sydney, is completing three weeks

Australia aboriginal deaths Outrage and alarm after Australia’s fourth aboriginal custodial death this month

Aboriginal rights advocates have condemned the recent spate of custodial deaths as an indication that “something is seriously wrong” with law enforcement in the country

Women's march Australia #March4Justice: Thousands of women in Australia march against sexual violence

Over 40 cities and towns, including the major cities of Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, witnessed tens of thousands of women protesting in response to recent sexual assault allegations against officials of the ruling government

Facebook Australia Facebook and Australian govt strike deal, to insert amendments to media code

The government has agreed to four amendments to the contentious News Media Bargaining Code, allowing platforms like Google and Facebook to bypass the code

Facebook censorship Australia Facebook’s news censorship in Australia: A battle between monopolies

Facebook’s sweeping ban on news content has also affected non-news websites. Apart from blocking crucial public information websites, left-wing parties, trade unions and progressive movements have also been censored 

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

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

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

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