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Stories about Australia

18 November 2014

Climate Change, Ebola, Ukraine: Brisbane's G20 Summit Wasn't Just About Economy

"#G20Brisbane will be remembered for Abbott's crushing failure to convince the rest of the world to ignore #climatechange"

15 November 2014

What World Leaders Should Discuss at Brisbane's G20 Summit

Brisbane, Australia, hosts the 2014 G20 summit on 15-16 November. Netizens are speculating about what should be priorities on the agenda.

3 November 2014

Have You Got That Right? Australian Video Series Can Tell You the Answer

The new series of human rights videos by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law include ‘What are Human Rights?’ and ‘Marriage Equality’.

28 October 2014

GV Face: Asylum Seekers Are Fleeing Conflict to Face Brutal Politics in Europe and Australia

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According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.

21 October 2014

Pacific Islanders Block Coal Ships at Australian Port to Protest Climate Change

Using hand carved canoes, the Pacific climate warriors, along with dozens of Australians in kayaks, were able to prevent 10 scheduled ships from passing through the Newcastle coal port.

Online Tributes Pour in for Former Australian PM, ‘Giant’ Gough Whitlam

"Like so many of my generation I owe Mr Whitlam the privilege of a university education because he made it free of financial charges. MERCI."

6 October 2014

Burqa Banished Behind Glass in Australian Parliament

The decision to relegate people wearing a burqa or other facial covering behind glass in Australia's parliament has stirred controversy.

8 September 2014

Pacific Islanders Plan to Block the World’s Largest Coal Port With Canoes to Protest Climate Change

The Australian port of Newcastle is exporting destruction upon the Pacific Islands at an unprecedented scale, and plans for expansion are underfoot.

7 September 2014

Vigils in Australia for an Iranian Asylum Seeker Who Died After Getting Sick in a Detention Center

An Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei has been declared brain dead after suffering septicaemia from an infection contracted while in offshore detention. Many Australians have responded with compassion or anger.

20 July 2014

How Pacific Islanders Are Fighting Climate Change With Canoes

People from 16 different countries will voyage to Australia to deliver traditional canoes to major fossil fuel industry supporters. They want to highlight the dire consequences of climate change.

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