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UN Human Rights session: Australia called upon by nations over child imprisonment high rate

UN Human Rights session: Australia called upon by nations over child imprisonment high rate

On Wednesday, during the UN Human Rights session in Geneva, Australia was seen at the centre of international criticism and rebuke. Global pressure was experienced by the ‘country down under’ to raise age limit for…

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Labor and Unions clash with Morrison government for workers’ rights

Labor and Unions clash with Morrison government for workers’ rights

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s newly proposed industrial reforms bill has escalated a row with the Labor party and workers’ unions. The bill aimed at introducing pay cuts for workers in order to save certain…

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Australian Federal Government new laws could mean big changes for casual workers rights

Australian Federal Government new laws could mean big changes for casual workers rights

The Australian Federal Government will present its eagerly awaited revamp of industrial relations laws motivated by the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic.  Businesses would have the option to offer extra hours to part-time workers without…

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Australia slams Chinese diplomat’s tweet as ‘truly repugnant’, demands apology

Australia slams Chinese diplomat’s tweet as ‘truly repugnant’, demands apology

On Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian tweeted a fake Twitter page, which outraged the Australian government as the country is already investigating over the alleged war crimes conducted by Australian army in Afghanistan…

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Stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs – Chinese Embassy warns Australia

Stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs – Chinese Embassy warns Australia

Chinese government is increasing its crackdown on Hong Kong with latest arrests of activists and lawmakers. Citing the Hong Kong affair as an internal matter, Chinese Embassy has called out the Morrison government to “stop…

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Qatar strip searches Women passengers, UK and Australia objects to this grossly offensive act

Qatar strip searches Women passengers, UK and Australia objects to this grossly offensive act

Earlier this month, Doha airport authorities strip-searched two women passengers, British nations, who were travelling through Qatar. They were asked to get off from their flight without any explanation and were forced to take medical…

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Australia stalls raising the age of criminal responsibility

Australia stalls raising the age of criminal responsibility

Top law officials in the country vacillate over the law that allows incarceration of children as young as 10 despite appeals from various quarters to increase the minimum age to 14. Australia’s Council of Attorneys-General…

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United States and Australia discuss new military cooperation, Covid-19, and China

United States and Australia discuss new military cooperation, Covid-19, and China

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne met and had high-level discussions on coronavirus pandemic, new military cooperation, China. They likewise agreed to restore and reinforce a unified…

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Australia urged to pass Magnitsky law; Amal Clooney chimes in

Australia urged to pass Magnitsky law; Amal Clooney chimes in

As the Asia-pacific power contemplates passing an important human rights law, several activists are throwing their weight behind it. Amal Clooney is among the latest activists who have urged Australia to pass the Magnitsky law…

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Amid Coronavirus pandemic, a resurgence of global labour unrest

Amid Coronavirus pandemic, a resurgence of global labour unrest

The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak appears to be unleashing a wave of labor movements across several parts of the world. Amid a global health crisis, labor unions are organizing protests apprising public officials about their plight.…

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