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· April, 2009

Stories about Australia from April, 2009

Australians divided by Durban II boycott

The decision by the Rudd government of Australia to boycott the United Nations Conference on Racism in Durban was a controversial one. GV author Kevin Rennie gathers reactions of Australian...

Australia: Playing Political Bingo with Boat People

An upturn in the arrival of refugees to Australia by boat has brought tragedy and controversy. The issue of border protection that dominated the 2001 Federal election has re-emerged with...

Fiji: ‘The Media has been Muzzled’

In relation to the press, Fiji's new government installed “information officers” at newspapers, television and radio stations to enforce regulations against publishing any story “negative in nature” regarding the extraordinary...

Global: Switching off the lights for a sustainable world

On Saturday March 29, many people around the world turned their lights off from 20:30 to 21:30 local time, in a symbolic act to show they care about the environment....

Australia: Indigenous Rights Declaration Approved

Australia’s government has endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a year and a half after voting – along with Canada, New Zealand, and the United...

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