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Time to Legalise: Australia Demands Cannabis Law Reform

by Paul Gregoire
At the time of writing, Pauline Hanson’s seat in the Senate is in question as the votes for the last Queensland upper house seat are still being counted and are too close to call, as Legalise Cannabis candidate Bernie Bradley...

Uyghur County Has Highest Prison Rate on Earth: Interview With AUTWA’s Ramila Chanisheff

by Paul Gregoire
Currently, Konasheher county in southern East Turkestan has the highest imprisonment rate in the world. One out of every 25 of its local Uyghur citizens is detained within the China-run prison system. Beijing, however, refers to the region as Shufu...

The Return of the Dutton: The Coalition Strikes Back With the Archconservative

by Paul Gregoire
With that other guy having stepped down as leader of the federal Liberals after losing the election, and other favoured members having fallen by the wayside during the vote, ultraconservative Peter Dutton is set to step into the role of...

Bill Cosby Faces Multiple Civil Lawsuits Over Sexual Assault Claims

by Sonia Hickey
Former Hollywood actor and comedian Bill Cosby is back inside the courtroom, this time over claims he sexually assaulted a person considered to be a minor in California.   The former celebrity was released from a federal prison last year...

“The Most Culturally Diverse Federal Election Ever”: Interview With Politics in Colour’s Kat Henaway

by Paul Gregoire
As Australians headed to the ballot box last Saturday, the BBC ran an article headlined, Why Is Australia’s Parliament so White? The piece pointed out that despite our nation being one of the most multicultural in the world, 96 percent of...

NSW Police Claim Victory in the War on Drugs

by Sonia Hickey
Eighteen men aged between 19 and 39 are appearing in courts across Sydney’s West and South-West today after being arrested in coordinated police raids. Police have described the men as ‘low to mid ranking’ members of a dial-a-dealer drug network...

Albanese Could Bring an End to Coalition’s Political Prosecutions

by Paul Gregoire
The ongoing authoritarian creep witnessed under the Morrison government was ultimately rejected at the polling booths last weekend. Indeed, the shift away from both major parties has made it clear that the trajectory the nation was on isn’t the favoured...

Losing Politicians Set to Receive Millions in ‘Resettlement’ Payouts

by Sonia Hickey
The “stating the bleeding obvious” award this week goes to New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet who publicly declared to the mainstream media that the ‘major political parties have lost voters’ trust.’  Mr Perrottet made the remark in the wake...

Exploitation of Migrant Workers Set to Increase

by Sonia Hickey
Natural disasters, the Covid-19 pandemic and a federal election may have knocked the exploitation of international students and temporary visa holders off the front pages of the newspapers, but it remains a significant issue in Australia – and a hidden...

Australia Has Spoken: Greenslides, Triumphant Independents and Far-Right Rejection

by Paul Gregoire
Whether Labor takes the majority or remains minority, the Australian public has broken the bipartisan line with the results of this election. The duopoly that has been the old white boys club shifting laws around to favour fossil fuel corporates...
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