SriLankan Airlines introduces direct 10-hour flight services to & from Colombo

Photo: SDP Media By SAT News Desk Melbourne, 31 October: Thousands of Sri Lankans, tourists, business travelers or anyone else can now have a sigh of relief with a ten-hour non-stop flight service between Colombo and Melbourne. The inaugural flight UL604 landed at the Melbourne Airport on 30 October Carried […]

Adani rail work shut down for second time in a week

Photo: Frontline Action on Coal By SAT Newsdesk in Melbourne Belyando, QLD, 30th October: Work was shut down for the second time in less than a week at the construction site of Adani’s new railway line near Belyando Crossing, Queensland. Darcy Poulton, 25, attached himself via a monopole to four […]

Gujarat Poll Special-3: 10,000 Rann of Kutch saltpan families’ voting right hangs fire as assembly polls approach

By Pankti Jog* Would Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch agariyas, or saltpan workers, who migrate, live and work on what has now come to be popularly known as Survey No Zero for six months starting with September, exercise their voting rights this December, when the state goes to polls? While agariyas, […]

Protesters lock themselves to machinery to halt work starting at the Adani coal mine

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 25 October: The anti-Adani coal mine stir today took a dramatic turn with several people attaching themselves to construction machinery, vowing to continue the protest against the coal mine in Central Queensland. The protest, says a media release, stopped the work for many hours. Supported […]

Adani’s mine a disaster for the Great Barrier Reef: Peter Garrett

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE,24 October: Former Environment Minister and rock music icon Peter Garrett, in a prestigious National Press Club address in Canberra today, has criticised Australian governments for supporting Adani’s coal mine which he says will accelerate climate change and threaten the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. […]