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11 Things Americans Get Wrong About Australia
World  (tags: Australia, popular myths, society, Society and Culture, world )

Cal
- 558 days ago - alternet.org
Fosters is not Australian for beer, forget the "shrimp" on the barbie...but the dingo really did eat the baby.
Tasmania Extends Ban on GM Crops Indefinitely
World  (tags: world, humanrights, Good news GMOS, australia )

Rose
- 565 days ago - sustainablepulse.com
In a victory for the GMO Free movement in Australia the Tasmanian Government announced Thursday that it has extended the state's ban on genetically modified crops and animals indefinitely.
Global Petition - Don't Invest in Great Barrier Reef Destruction in Australia - Via Sum Of Us
World  (tags: World, Environment, Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Aquatic Animals, Coal Industry, Corporate Greed, Killing, Eco-system, Ethics, petition to sign )

Victoria
- 590 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Sign to say that building a coal port on the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is simply unacceptable. The project would dredge and dump 13 million tons of the seabed in the Marine Park area killing this pristine environment in Australia.
PETITION - Close Australia's Inhumane Refugee Detention Centres
World  (tags: australia, refugees, government, ethics )

David
- 605 days ago - forcechange.com
Target: Australian Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor -- Goal: Close the hellish refugee detention center in Nauru. There are currently almost 400 people living in the Nauru 'prison'. To hold these refugees in extended limbo is downright monstrous...
PETITION - End Inhumane Treatment of Refugees in Australia NOW!
World  (tags: world, australia, refugees, ethics, HUMAN RIGHTS! )

David
- 606 days ago - communityrun.org
PARLIAMENT: Your petitioners believe that current practices of mandatory and indefinite detention of asylum seekers are harmful, ineffective and unnecessarily costly, and are inconsistent with human rights and Australia's own professed immigration values.
Faith Inspires Woman to Raise Awareness Against Human Trafficking
World  (tags: world, humanrights, Australia, raising awareness for human trafficking )

Rose
- 638 days ago - victoriaadvocate.com
Jade Manning doesn't consider herself a runner. But when given the opportunity to bring awareness to a treacherous subject on the front section of the local newspaper, she laced up her cross-trainers and hit the ground running.
'Lost World' Discovered in Remote Australia
World  (tags: Australia, discovery, vertebrate species, isolated, millions of years, scientists, new, "lost world" )

Giana
- 642 days ago - news.yahoo.com
An expedition to a remote part of northern Australia has uncovered three new vertebrate species isolated for millions of years, with scientists Monday calling the area a "lost world".
PETITION - Sign Now to Call for Equal Marriage Laws Across Australia - Abbott: "I Will Do Everything I Can to Stop GLBT Marriage
World  (tags: Australia, LGBT marriage, Obstructionist, Rabid Catholic PM, Human Rights, Freedoms, Ethics? )

David
- 662 days ago - allout.org
TO PRIME MINISTER ABBOTT AND AUSTRALIAN POLITICIANS: Please support laws that will give ALL Australians the freedom to marry. Support full marriage equality at federal, state, and territory level. Don't try to stop it with new laws or legal challenges.
Australia MPs Decide Status of An Unborn Baby
World  (tags: world, humanrights, Australia, MP's decide status of un born baby )

Rose
- 680 days ago - asafeworldforwomen.org
The controversial "Zoe's law" bill has sparked a heated and emotional debate in New South Wales parliament as MPs weigh up changes that would allow people to be charged with hurting an unborn baby. The bill, which is being put to
Australian Billionaire: Rupert Murdoch Discovered Wife Wendi Deng Was a Chinese Spy So He 'Got Rid of Her'
World  (tags: Australia, Ruport Murdoch, Wendy Deng, Clive Palmer, spy, government, politics, news, interesting )

CarrieEye
- 698 days ago - rawstory.com
Flamboyant Australian billionaire Clive Palmer on Thursday said he plans to sue Rupert Murdoch over unflattering allegations and claimed the media mogul's estranged wife is a Chinese spy.
WikiLeaks Party in Crisis Over Lack of Transparency and Support for Far-Right Politicians
World  (tags: Australia, Julian Assange, Wikileaks Party, elections, ethics, politics, world, corruption, news, society )

CarrieEye
- 712 days ago - rawstory.com
The fledgling party is in crisis after its number two candidate for the Australian Senate behind Assange, ethicist Leslie Cannold, said she was disillusioned with its lack of transparency and accountability and quit Wednesday.
Tell Australia to Protect LGBT Asylum Seekers NOW! ACTION
World  (tags: humanrights, Australia, LGBT, freedoms, ethics, asylum seekers )

Nancy
- 721 days ago - allout.org
The Prime Minister of Australia has just guaranteed that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) refugees, who arrive by boat, will be sent to Papua New Guinea - where being gay could get you 14 years in jail.
What Will Happen to Gay Asylum Seekers in Papua New Guinea?
World  (tags: Australia, human rights, refugees, LGBT, society, government, world, politics, ethics )

CarrieEye
- 723 days ago - theguardian.com
Papua New Guinea criminalises homosexuality with imprisonment for up to 14 years. Where will this leave refugees persecuted for their identity?
'PNG Solution' Places LGBTI Asylum Seekers in Limbo
World  (tags: PNG Solution, Australia, human rights, refugees, LGBT, ethics, government, society, world, politics, news )

CarrieEye
- 723 days ago - starobserver.com.au
The 'PNG Solution,' as it has been dubbed, comes as reports emerge that gay asylum seekers currently held in detention centres on the Australian mainland are being withheld copies of LGBTI media, including the Star Observer.
Treatment of Asylum Seekers Proves We'Ve Lost Our Moral Compass
World  (tags: Human rights, Australia, refugees, government, politics, ethics, death, world, news, society, humans, freedoms, crime )

CarrieEye
- 723 days ago - theage.com.au
Such times. Such dark, dispiriting times. In its indifference to the sensibilities of conscience, Australia has slipped its moorings. We are drifting into the lower latitudes.
 

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