Category: Breaking News

VMC assures support to the lockdown residents of North Melbourne and Flemington public housing estates as Ch-9 boots Pauline Hanson from ‘Today Show’ for comments & Vic-NSW border to shut

Victoria Premier addressing a media conference on 6 July 2020. By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 6 July 2020: As the Victorian Government and the locked down residents of COVID-19 hotspots North Melbourne and Flemington public housing estates grapple with the emerging second Corona wave, Ch-9 has booted out One Nation’s […]

Low global internet access driving inequality amidst the pandemic, says IMF expert

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 30 June 2020: There is a myth among many people that everyone in the world is connected to the internet. More and more people globally are shifting from analog to digital amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the web’s importance as a tool of socioeconomic tool […]

Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom

By Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Covid-19 was declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March, since then it has been used as a pretext by governments to put constitutional guarantees on hold. Now that relative calm appears to be in prospect, it is imperative that […]

Victoria first state to criminalise wage theft

By SAT Newsdesk MELBOURNE, 17 June 2020: History was created today when the Victorian Parliament passed laws establishing criminal penalties for employers who deliberately underpay or don’t pay their workers.Victoria is the first state in Australia to criminalize wage theft. The new laws deliver on the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment […]

UN slams a dozen Asia-Pacific countries for clampdown on freedom of expression, over pandemic fear; India & 11 other countries dismiss concerns

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, addresses the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 24 June 2019. UN PHOTO By SAT News Desk UNITED NATIONS, 3 JUNE 2020: A dozen countries in the Asia-Pacific region have seen an alarming clampdown on freedom […]