Profit in the stars: billionaires leaving earth behind
For the super-rich, it is in vogue to own a company dedicated to space “exploration.” As a result, two of the world’s most wealthy people have now made suborbital flights.
Impasse reached over Christian Porter rape allegations
Amid a media storm, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and front bench politicians have voiced their support for the Attorney-General.
Federal Court favours Transport Workers’ Union ground crew against Qantas
Last year, the Transport Workers’ Union instigated legal actions against Qantas over the airline’s attempts to outsource 2000 jobs and the treatment of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scott Morrison’s public and self-deception
Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the confounding claim earlier in November that he has never told a lie in his time as a public figure.
Amazon Labor Union bolsters against Bezos backlash
US Amazon workers and union organisers are hard at work on and off the clock fighting back against the multi-billion-dollar transnational corporation. Earlier this April,...
Extradition “death sentence” for Assange
The UK court has given its stamp of approval for WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange to be delivered into the hands of the United States’ justice...
Australians “shielded” from systemic problems during pandemic
Alexander Michaels is a Scientific Officer for Laverty Pathology and says that people are aware of problems in the health system but not to the full extent.
The legacy hanging over Fukushima ten years on from disaster
Japan entered into a state of emergency when the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami swept across the country in 2011.
New international coalition seeks to further UN charter principles
Seventeen countries joined together to launch their initiative, forming the Group of friends in defence of the Charter of the United Nations.
Demonstrators protest ongoing lockout of Coles workers
Three-hundred and fifty workers at the Smeaton Grange Coles warehouse have been indefinitely locked out of their workplace.
Green ban lifted on Sydney heritage site
Despite a four-year campaign, Willow Grove and St George’s Terrace will be removed in accordance with the NSW state government’s plan to build the new Powerhouse Museum on the land.
Sydney community rallies in support of booksellers
The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) organised a protest in Sydney’s Camperdown Memorial Park
Aboriginal flag ownership remains divisive
While some First Nations Australians are celebrating the now unrestricted right to use the flag, others are wary and sceptical. Earlier in January, the Australian...
NSW Premier resigns: Coalition deluge ensues
On Friday, 1st October, the Liberal Party churned out headline after headline. Though, it was now-former Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian’s resignation that trumped the day’s news cycle.
Women in Australian politics meet to address “toxic” workplace culture
Earlier in July, a number of female politicians, staffers and academics met to form the basis of a model for the nation’s parliamentary conduct.
New mutual obligations loom over JobSeekers
Despite criticisms from social services advocates, the new employment service Workforce Australia will introduce a point-based system, which is already confusing and causing fear for...
Amendment push scraps religious discrimination bill
The government’s proposed changes to religious freedom law have been put on an indefinite pause, following much debate in the House of Representatives.
RAT stoush worsens amid continuing shortages
Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are still proving hard to get a hold of across the country. Since the Liberal Party made the decision for Australia...
ADF deployed to band-aid aged care crisis
Staff shortages across the aged care sector continue to sink the industry into a deepening crisis. The Australian Government has announced that 1700 Australian Defence...
Politicians treat marginalised peoples as props
E Lennon As the two major parties press towards a 21st May election day, their treatment of marginalised peoples worsens. People with Disability Australia (PWD)...
Teachers demand Federal Government make their vaccinations a “priority”
The Australian Education Union (AEU) wants educators across the country to be considered higher up on the list for those to be inoculated against COVID-19.
Public sector workers walk off on Perrottet “proposal”
Tens of thousands of public servants walked off the job in a strike defying the Premier’s inaction, posturing, and insulting behaviour. The Public Service Association...
Wollongong joins in Global Climate Strike
Despite the weather, plans went ahead on Friday, 19 March, for a demonstration in Illawarra’s CBD.