Water Activists Win Against Adani

By Margaret Gleeson, Green Left. -

Australia - In a victory for people power, the Federal Court found, on May 25, that the federal government had failed to apply the “water trigger” test when assessing — and approving — Adani’s [...]

Disrupt Land Forces Week Of Action Begins

By Andy Paine, Disrupt Land Forces. -

It was Thursday afternoon peak hour in South Brisbane, soundtracked as usual by trucks rumbling down the busy thoroughfares of the area. But these were not the usual trucks, and the response to [...]

Court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis

By Adam Morton, The Guardian. -

Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun had sought an injunction to prevent Ley approving a proposal by Whitehaven Coal to expand the Vickery coalmine in northern New South Wales, arguing the [...]

Cycle Tour Exposes Adani’s Destruction Of Country

By Kerry Smith, Green Left. -

Australia - More than 100 people embarked on the “Tour de Carmichael”, a 105-kilometre cycle for Country through sacred Wangan and Jagalingou land to Adani’s coal mine site in the Galilee Basin [...]

Julian Assange’s Father Takes Fight To Free His Son To Canberra

By Hannah Sparks, The Riot Act. -

John Shipton, the father of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in custody in London pending a High Court appeal, will protest outside Parliament House with supporters from 8:00 am [...]

‘Enough Is Enough’, Says Julian Assange’s Father

By Kerry Smith, Green Left. -

John Shipton has started an eight-city speaking tour — the Home Run 4 Julian tour — in defence of his son Julian Assange who is still languishing in Belmarsh Prison. The protest tour was [...]

Lessons From Down Under: Supporting Indigenous Stewardship

By Land Needs Guardians.CA. -

Indigenous Guardians across the country are managing lands and waters, protecting important animals like salmon and caribou and ensuring development occurs responsibly. We are caring for lands [...]

Australia Sabotaged Its Own Interests In China Relations

By Tony Kevin, Consortium News. -

The address to Federal Parliament by Chinese President Xi Jinping on  Nov. 17, 2014, marked a highwater mark in bilateral relations.  Xi was in Australia for the G-20 summit in Brisbane hosted by [...]

Extinction Rebellion Brought Love, Police Brought Rage

By Petrina Harley, Green Left. -

Extinction Rebellion WA (XR) hit the streets with a Festival of Love and Rage on November 28 with a message to the Western Australia Premier: act on the climate emergency like you dealt with the [...]

War Crimes Report Means Get The Fuck Out Of Afghanistan

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

The much-anticipated report on potential war crimes by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in Afghanistan has been released, recommending 19 current or former soldiers be investigated for up to 39 [...]

Free Speech Under Attack In Australia

By Daniel Hurst, The Guardian. -

Journalists and advocacy groups could face compulsory questioning by Asio as part of a proposed expansion of the spy agency’s powers, according to external legal advice prepared by leading [...]

Australia: Youth Sue To Stop Coal Mine Expansion

By Michael Slezak and Penny Timms, ABC.au. -

A class action launched on behalf of young people everywhere seeks an injunction to stop the Australian Government approving an extension to Whitehaven's Vickery coal mine, arguing it will harm [...]

Australian Journalist Threatened With Prosecution For Exposing War Crimes

By Oscar Grenfell, WSWS. -

In another major assault on press freedom, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) journalist Dan Oakes has been threatened with prosecution for his role in exposing war crimes committed by the [...]

McCarthyism Down Under

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison held a somber press conference on Friday to announce that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) [...]

COVID-19: Isolation Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint

By Catherine Hanrahan and Matt Liddy, ABC Australia. -

Australia is only a few days into its latest regime of strict self-isolation measures designed to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but already, many people are asking — when will they end? Not [...]