On 26 June, ACT Supreme Court justice David Mossop ruled for the Morrison government’s intention to keep evidence over the prosecution of Witness K and his lawyer Bernard Collaery, and thereby block their chances of a fair trial. Continue reading The prosecution of witness K and Bernard Collaery and covering up wrongdoing and corruption
By Joe Montero
In a new twist in the Julian Assange case, United States has launched another smear campaign against the WikiLeaks founder, journalist, and editor. Continue reading Julian Assange faces new smear campaign from the United States
Australian Unions are fighting to protect the jobs, wages, and rights of every worker in Australia. Australians need fairer and better rights at work. The Australian council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has been invited into talks with employers and the Morrison government, on paper, this is about how to get the economy going again.
Many who strongly suspect that the intention of the government take from workers. Employer organisations have made it clear that they wish to stop wage increase and impose greater labour flexibility, which means more casual and part time jobs. The ACTU is expected to agree.
ACTU Secretary Sally McManus puts the case for participation in the talks, and insists that improving wage s share in the economy, and reducing the casualisation of work are core demands. They will not be given away, she insists.
Video from the Australian Council of Trade Unions
The passing of laws in Victoria on Tuesday night, which make the stealing of wages from workers a criminal offense, is a milestone. Victoria is the first Australian state or territory to do this. Continue reading Victoria’s new wage theft law is a good step forward
By Jim Hayes
When the Scott Morrison government claims it is working on a plan to protect democracy, counter disinformation and promote transparency, it’s time to get worried. These are not exactly this government’s style. Continue reading Morrison Government plans to set up task force to target Australians under guise of protecting national interests
By Joe Montero
The Labor Party in Victoria has been hit by the Adem Somyurek branch stacking scandal. The party numbers man, member of parliament, and until now a minister in the Daniel Andrews government, is alleged to have created at least some of these numbers from fake branch memberships. Continue reading Adem Somyurek affair is another symptom of a sick political system
The following article was republished in the New Daily (14 June 2020). The source is Associated Press. The name of the author is not provided. The article is noteworthy, as it provides details of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News knowingly publishing fake photographs to back its portrayal of protests against the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Seatle, as violent and needing to be suppressed. Fox is the source of the fiction that armed gangs hare holding areas in American cities hostage terrorising inhabitants and demanding protection money, now making the rounds of social media. Bringing the truth to light is important.
Continue reading Murdoch’s Fox caught doctoring fake ‘riot’ pictures
By Ben Wilson
As the controversy over black deaths in custody in Australia gathers momentum, the big Black Lives Matter marches around the nation have been added to, with an alliance representing more than 1000 legal services, representing First Nations and non-indigenous Australia, welfare, disability organisations and others, which has come up with a five Point Plan to bring about major change. Continue reading Groups put forward plan to reduce indigenous imprisonment and end deaths in custody
By Jim Hayes
It seems that Donald Trump is becoming increasingly isolated as state governors, prominent military personnel, and even a growing proportion of Republican politicians, are either condemning or distancing themselves from his declaration of war against fellow citizen of the United Sates. Continue reading Donald Trump’s isolation grows as Americans stay on the streets