Featured stories about Australia
Stories about Australia
On World Environment Day, a look at the Global Voices stories on climate change that have most captured our attention so far this year.
Despite numerous public campaigns and government programs, native forests in Australia, from the hot far north tropics to the cooler temperate south, face a variety of threats.
"Just met a seven-year-old who is going to see her Mum for the first time in 15 months. I’m not really handling this well!!"
"You know Facebook... Our little thumb has the ultimate power... It’s pretty easy to just #DeleteFacebook."
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has dismissed claims by China that Australia is trying to interfere in their judicial system.
Australia-China relations hit rock bottom after provocative tweet by senior Communist Party official
"A Chinese diplomat's tweet re inquiry into war crimes is breathtakingly, gobsmackingly hypocritical. We are waiting for independent investigations into widespread systematic abuses by China in Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong."
"What seems clear is that global exemplars do not have to look the same in terms of political structures, incomes, or economic ideology."
"It’s far past time for democratic allies — indeed all responsible governments — to work together to end state sponsored hostage taking once and for all, beginning with #Iran"
"Heinous violence such as war crime cannot be concealed forever, no matter how much efforts are made to do it, as the Australian case shows."
"Yet again, women are not believed, and are diminished and devalued. Horrific stories of sexual assault and harassment."
"The code is justified by a News Corp lie, that Google steals news content and makes billions of dollars from it."
"The extradition to the US of a publisher and journalist, for engaging in journalistic activities while in Europe, would set a very dangerous precedent."
"Canberra should be doing all it can to ensure she [Cheng Lei] is released from “residential surveillance” as soon as possible"
"Happiness is the daily #PenguinParade @PhillipIslandNP! How can these little penguins not make you smile?"
"...the lack of diversity is also reflected in the stories programs make, the issues they examine and the way they examine them."
"Thank you to the fella jogging St Kilda neighbourhoods in full SpiderMan suit. You have brightened my young bloke’s day beyond measure on three occasions now."
An Australian university was criticized for deleting an article published on its website that urges the international community to put pressure on China for infringements on human rights in Hong Kong.
"Whatever the governments of #Australia and the #UK are doing to free their citizen, Kylie Moore-Gilbert from prison in #Iran, it’s failing miserably. This innocent woman should be free."
"The cases… highlight the need for strong action to ensure that any such trials are held in open court and subject to public scrutiny."