Australia
Australian political leaders oppose extradition of Assange to the US

Two legislators voiced concerns about Australian sovereignty in the Assange case and have demanded that the government oppose any attempt at extradition

Abortion legalized in all Australian states

The bill legalizing abortion was passed by state legislature in New South Wales, the last remaining Australian state where it was criminalized

Domino’s Australia faces class action lawsuit for underpayment of franchisee workers Domino’s Australia faces class action lawsuit for underpayment of franchisee workers

The fast food giant has been accused of misleading franchisees across Australia into underpaying workers. According to unions, over 10,000 employees have been underpaid to the tune of “tens of thousands of dollars”

Adani-Australia-Project Despite protests, Adani gets permit for Carmichael mining project in Australia

Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta discusses this development that has come in the wake of the decade-long lobbying by the Indian business conglomerate.

Whistleblower David McBride’s trial in a limbo on issues of “national security”

David McBride, who released documents detailing war crimes by Australian security forces in Afghanistan, has not received the full brief of the case against him owning to national security concerns

Australian Broadcasting Corporation raided over reports exposing war crimes in Afghanistan

The police raided the channel with a warrant that gave them powers to “add, copy, delete or alter” material in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s computers

Chemist Warehouse NUW strike ‘The workplace culture is toxic’: workers of Australia’s Chemist Warehouse embark on strike

On November 2016, an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) found that the company had underpaid around 6,000 of its employees to the tune of AUD 3.6 million (USD 2.5 million).

Sydney University professor fired for “hurtful and offensive” posts on Israel

Tim Anderson, who was expelled for apparently violating the university’s “behavioural expectations” for posting a morphed Israeli flag on Facebook, have repeatedly called the action reactionary and a violation of his academic freedoms

‘No Means No’: the story of a 9-year Indigenous struggle against Adani mining

The Wangan & Jagalingou have been relentlessly struggling to prevent Adani mining from taking over their ancestral land for the Carmichael project in the Galilee Basin, Australia’s largest reservoir of coal.

Tens of thousands of Australian workers take part in ‘Change the Rules’ rallies

The workers, under the banner of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, demanded an increase in the minimum wage, an overhaul of labor hire policies, laws for safe and secure workplaces and job security

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