Expert: Climate change debate is a struggle for young people

Last week in the Senate, the Green’s motion to condemn the WA Government to allow fracking in our state was voted down, with the Coalition, ALP and One Nation all supporting fracking. Greens Senator, Jordon Steele John, said this toxic industry has no social license in WA and will only line the pockets of major…

Strong Rally Turnout Calling A Permanent Ban On Fracking In WA

By Stephanie Acevedo A call for a permanent, legislated statewide ban on fracking in WA was held at Parliament house today. At twelve o’clock, the protest saw a rally and presentation of one of the state’s biggest petitions.  Among the crowd were climate experts, such as former head of CSIRO’s atmospheric research team and former…

Four more Palestinians dead as Gaza protests resume

Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds more injured in protests when Israeli troops opened fire with live ammunition and tear gas. One Palestinian man, Haitham Abu Sabla was put on life support after a tear gas canister became embedded in his face. Israel claims the extreme measures were deployed against the crowd in an attempt…

Protests break out in Tehran over alleged corruption

The Iranian cities of Tehran, Kermanshah and Mashhad have had protests breaking out over the past few days, with demonstrators angry about alleged corruption and rising prices. The rallies seek to address economic issues, with unemployment at a three-year high of 12.7% last year and the price of some foods such as eggs rising by…

Refugee Activists: Manus Refugees Future Remains Uncertain

In 2016, Australia had the biggest offshore intake of refugees since 1983. Coming to Australia seems as though it would be safe place to call home, but many of these people are unsure of what their future holds. During an interview, refugee activists said the men are traumatised over the ordeal. “…after peaceful protests within…

German far right party seeks access to journalists’ data

German far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) is seeking access to the private data of journalists wanting to cover the Party’s upcoming national congress. AfD are seeking data such as the ethnic backgrounds and political views of journalists as they register to cover the conference in Hanover, asking them to check a box that would…

“We are all Rohingya”- Perth protests violence against Rohingya

Hundreds gathered outside Parliament House in Perth on Saturday to protest against the treatment of the Rohingya people in Myanmar. The crowd was passionate, chanting “We are all Rohingya” and listening to a number of speakers from different faiths and from Australian political parties condemning the violence. Nearly 400,000 ethnic Rohingya have fled Myanmar going…

WA Police Officers Reject Wage Offers With Protest

Close to a thousand Police Officers walked off the job to march at Parliament House demanding a pay rise of 1.5%. The Police Union and its members are sticking to the 1.5% deal, rejecting the state government’s $1,000 per year wage policy offer. Union boss George Tilbury says the Police Officers already shared the state’s…

Protests Turn Violent at G20 Summit

Protests have turned violent after police were forced to use water cannons and pepper spray to disperse protestors who were throwing rocks and glass bottles at them. The protestors, greeting would leaders with the words “welcome to hell” were a small group that was part of a larger march that was conducted more peacefully. Anarchist…

Anti-parallel trading protest takes place in Hong Kong

Parallel trading in Hong Kong, mainly operated by mainland Chinese traders and a few Hong Kong citizens, has been a nuisance to the border-proximate Northern and Yuen Long District. Local activists claim that parallel-trading has helped monopolizing the shops in the district concerned, turning local shops into solely jewellery shop and pharmacies, to cater the…