Australia: Youth Sue To Stop Coal Mine Expansion

By Michael Slezak and Penny Timms, -

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 [...]

‘Forced Labor’ Stories On China Drive Cold War PR Blitz

By Ajit Singh, The Grayzone. -

A recent surge in stories in the Western press accuse China of implementing an oppressive program of “forced labor” against the country’s Uyghur Muslim ethnic minority. The titanic crime China is [...]

John Pilger: It Is Time For Julian Assange To Be Saved, Not Betrayed

By John Pilger, -

This February 22, there will be a march from Australia House in London to Parliament Square, the centre of British democracy. People will carry pictures of the Australian publisher and journalist [...]

The Refugee Industry & Australia’s Still Burning – Coal

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

Caged for seeking freedom – migrants and refugees in the land of the free. Next, zooming out on the global refugee industry – because yes, that too – is a booming business. Finally, global [...]

Fossil Fuel Producers Should Pay For Australia’s Fires

By Staff, -

January 6, 2020 – The Australia Institute has welcomed the Government’s $2 billion bushfire recovery fund announcement, but has questioned why regular Australian taxpayers are being asked to pay [...]

Australian Political Leaders Urge End To Assange Prosecution

By Rob Harris, -

Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has joined calls for the Morrison government to try to halt Julian Assange's potential extradition from Britain to the United States on espionage [...]

Ruling Class Bereft Of Answers While Catastrophic Fires Escalate Across Australia

By James Cogan, -

Catastrophic fire conditions exist today throughout much of Australia, from the southwest of Western Australia, across South Australia, to Victoria, the island state of Tasmania, and New South [...]

100+ Doctors Demand Assange Go To Australian Hospital ‘Before It Is Too Late’

By Doctors for Assange, -

We, the undersigned medical doctors, wrote to the UK Home Secretary on 22 November 2019, and to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice on 4 December 2019, expressing our serious [...]

Julian Assange’s Lawyer Pleads With Australians To Help Bring Him Home

By Cait Kelly, -

After Julian Assange’s lawyer failed to drum up political support in Canberra last week, she is now asking the Australian public to help bring him home. London-based human rights lawyer [...]

‘Despair Ends And Tactics Begin’: Extinction Rebellion Aims To Shut Down Brisbane With Mass Civil Disobedience

By Jake Johnson, -

On the heels of the hottest month in recorded history, activists with the global Extinction Rebellion movement are planning to grind the city of Brisbane, Australia to a halt Tuesday to pressure [...]

I Live-Tweeted The AFP’s Every Move As They Raided The ABC’s Sydney Headquarters

By John Lyons, -

It was a surreal moment: standing with a group of Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers around a big screen, sifting through 9,214 emails and documents belonging to my colleagues. I felt like [...]

When Sydney Was Touched By Workers’ Democracy

By Jerome Small, -

If working class people had real power, what would society look like? If you live in Australia’s largest city, you don’t have to look far to find an answer. If you’ve ever seen the Sydney Opera [...]