Category: The World/Australia

No country is free from modern slavery, but would you know it if you saw it?

Slavery isn’t a thing of the past, but a reality for more than 40 million people around the globe. DW talks to one of the world’s oldest anti-slavery organization about why slavery still exists today. Modern slavery transgresses borders, effecting people in countries across the world. One organization particularly well-positioned […]

Australia asks international students to ‘rely on family support, part-time work where available and their own savings to sustain themselves in Australia’

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 4 Apri 2020: Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Australia wants its 565,000 international students to fend for themselves. The government says in a press statement, “As part of their visa application, international students have had to demonstrate that they can support themselves completely in their first […]

New OECD estimates suggest a 22% hit to Australia’s economy

By Brenden Coates* March 30, 2020: New Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates paint a grim picture of the direct economic costs of public health measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and the need for more government support to cushion the blow. The estimates cover the economic hit […]

Adani continues operations as Australia self-isolates risking employees & community : Frontline Action on Coal

PHoto: Frontline Action on Coal By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 23 March 2020: The Frontline Action on Coal, Queensland has alleged Adani Mining Carmichael mine site is operating in “full swing, during a time Australian states are closing their borders, with many states advocating for only supermarkets and pharmacies to […]

Mermaid says honest Coal barons are mythical creatures too

By SAT Newsdesk/FLAC NORTH QUEENSLAND, 21 February: A mermaid chained to a cattle grid, 200 kilometers from the sea, is not what Adani contractor BMD expected to find on its way to work on Friday morning. Actor and activist, Janie Gibson, staged a theatrical blockade to send a message to […]