Category: The World/Australia

Australia’s aged care system ‘substandard’: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 1 March 2021: Australia’s aged care system is “substandard” and “The Australian community is entitled to expect better.” This is the view of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Report tabled in the Parliament today. The politically damaging report exposes the current […]

Palmer’s proposed new coal mine in Queensland raises local’s fears of an environmental disaster

The tidal Styx River, which runs beside the proposed Central Queensland Coal project.Photo: MCG By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 26 February 2021: Clive Palmer’s Central Queensland Coal Project proposal, which would be located on the coast just 10 kilometers from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, has raised fears […]

Quad meeting bats for ‘rule-based’ global order with China on the radar

Photos- @MarisePayne By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 19 September: The 3rd Quad Ministerial meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India, Australia, Japan, and the USA, on 18 February 2021, amidst the Facebook standoff in Australia and the farm laws, stalemate in India, ended with individual statements by respective countries. Quad […]

Axing protection for national strategic languages is no way to build ties with Asia

By Melissa Crouch* We all had hoped for a positive start to 2021, but that has not been the case for Australia’s engagement in the region. The Australian government has shown disregard for the importance of our ties with Asia by axing its commitment to national strategic languages. The Commonwealth […]

VIEWPOINT: Neoliberalism and state in the age of pandemic

By Bhabani Shankar Nayak* GLASGOW, UK: The doxa of neoliberalism as the post second world war dominant ideology spreads utilitarianism, narrow visions of life, individualistic values, and competitive-essentialist knowledge traditions that destroy the emancipatory and collective foundations of social, political, cultural and economic life. It has dismantled the collective foundations […]