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05 July 2012

  • Newman government slashes solar rebate

    Last week as part of their continued budget cuts, the Newman Government announced their intention to slash the State Solar Bonus Scheme by cutting the feed-in tariff rate of 44 cents per kilowatt hour to just eight, despite making a pre-election promise to keep the scheme...

29 June 2012

  • Palestinian man put in administrative detention

    Early morning on May 20 Israeli soldiers raided the home of Palestinian activist Ridha Khalid, destroying everything of value before taking him away to be put in administrative detention in complete isolation from family, friends, legal representatives and human rights...

28 June 2012

  • Protest against 'torture ship' planned for Saturday

    Members of the Brisbane-based Chilean activist group the Movement for Justice and Peace will stage a peaceful demonstration on Saturday against the arrival of the 'torture ship' La Esmeralda.

    La Esmeralda has been identified in reports by witnesses and Amnesty...

  • Sudan rises up for change #SudanRevolts

    Sudan's President, Omar al-Bashir, announced a week ago increase in living costs, which angered students.
    Residensts at the University of Khartoum staged a demonstration and students quickly joined together and moved the protest off-campus.

    Police forces were on...

22 June 2012

  • In support of Assange

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after losing his fight against his extradition to Sweden, where he is facing charges of sexual assault.

21 June 2012

14 June 2012

  • Indigenous rehab services cut

    Government funding to long-running Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation services was cut in the recent round of the Non-Government Treatment Grants Program in May.

    The share of Indigenous programs that were cut has been estimated at around 90 per cent.

    The Department...

  • Aboriginal flag flown outside after 10 years of fighting for it

    A Blayney woman has been fighting for her local council to fly the Aboriginal flag outside their chambers since 2002 and on Wednesday her goal was realised. The Aboriginal flag was raised and now flies permanently beside the Australian flag.

    At a council meeting on...

08 June 2012

  • Native Title today

    The National Native Title conference was held in Townsville earlier this week from June 4-6.

    The event was convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and North Queensland Land Council (NQLC) on the traditional lands...