“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…

510,000+ Hong Kongers attended July 1st Rally

Yesterday marks the 17th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the PRC from United Kingdom. There has been protest taking place on 1st July every year, showing the discontent of Hong Kong citizens that year. Yesterday, in spite of the cloudburst, over 510 000 protesters had attended the protest, breaking the previous record. The rally…

Health Workers Plans To Strike For A Better Pay Deal

WATCH the video version of the story on the “Evening News Perth”! This story is written by WAMN Journalist, Daniel Edwards. Today, hundreds of health workers walked off their jobs to march and protest at parliament house against the Barnett Government’s public sector wages policy. The workers were associated with the Health Services Union of…

Hong Kong Police Suppress Protesters Against XRL With Pepper Spray

A protest against the now on-going Express Rail Link (XRL) project was taking place near the Government Headquarters Complex near Admiralty. Protesters said this protest is a memorial to the anti-XRL movements, which happened 4 years ago. Back then, protesters blocked off the gateway of the Legislative Council, surrounding the lawmakers who were debating and…

Democracy protest heats up Hong Kong

July 1st should of been a day of joy as thousands of people celebrated the memorial of Hong Kong’s return to China, but instead the streets were filled with unhappy citizens. Despite the Tropical storm raging near Hong Kong that afternoon, the stormy weather cannot extinguish the citizen’s demand for democracy. Protesters expressed their huge…

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Suspended jail term for radical lawmakers

Radical lawmakers Albert Chan Wai-yip and Raymond Wong Yuk-man have been given a suspended jail term by the Eastern Court after they were prosecuted for unlawful assembly after the 2011 July 1st protest. Chan was sentenced to five weeks in jail, suspended for a year, while Wong received a six-week sentence, suspended for 14 months.…

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Armadale Residents Demand 24 Hour Police Presence

Fed up residents of Armadale took to the street on Saturday, demanding the police station be available for public access 24/7. “What we are attacking is the policy and the lack of investment in the policing aspect in the Armadale Region,” Mr Buti said. More than 50 local residents in the area turned up to…