Stories about Oceania from May, 2011
Australia: SlutWalks Spread the Word
Following Toronto’s lead, Australians have started a series of SlutWalks with Melbourne’s first march on 28 May. The catchphrase: Make it known that those who experience sexual assault are never the ones at fault.
Australia: Journalist Arrest Over Facebook Photo
Australian journalist arrested and iPad seized! No it’s not Julian Assange. But Ben Grubb’s brief encounter with Queensland authorities raised several serious cyber issues including social media privacy and security, police powers of arrest and confiscation of digital devices, plus journalists’ rights.
World: FIFA Election – House of Knaves or Knights?
Football fans have been treated to some really interesting times in the last few months. The latest is the FIFA election, which comes at a time when one of the most powerful non-governmental bodies in the world has suddenly has started looking vulnerable.
Australia: Asylum Seekers Inflame Detention Debate
Debate about Australia's policies on asylum seekers was ignited yet again after a rooftop protest was staged at the Villawood detention centre in Sydney. Mandatory detention, offshore processing, temporary protection visas, and character tests are just some of the contentious aspects of this issue. Here are some online reactions