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Australia: Journalists' sources under threat with data retention regime
2015-10-17
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the commencement of new data retention laws in Australia.
Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case
2014-08-03
Reporters without Borders
WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia.
Australian media outraged by failure of justice to Balibo Five
2014-10-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists joins the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in condemning and expressing strong outrage over the Australian Federal Police (AFP abandoning the...
MEAA concerned by media restrictions on asylum seeker policy
2015-10-27
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in raising strong concerns about the media restrictions that surround Australia's...
Security laws attack Australia's press freedom
2014-09-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in describing the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill No 1 an outrageous ...

Sources Select Resources

Aborigines & Activisim
Race, Aborigines & the Coming of the Sixties to Australia
Clark, Jennifer
Book
2008
University of Western Australia Press
Australia: Journalists' sources under threat with data retention regime
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the commencement of new data retention laws in Australia.
Australia Rejects Israeli-Ordered Media Censorship
A Little Justice for Al Manar TV
Lamb, Franklin
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Australia rejects politically motivated censorship attempts.
Australia: Worst drought ever, but don't mention climate change!
Price, Susan
Article
2018
Climate & Capitalism
Despite record drought conditions in Australia and the numerous climate related disasters around the globe, the Australian goverment still refuses to acknowledge human-induced climate change.
Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia.
Australian media outraged by failure of justice to Balibo Five
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists joins the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in condemning and expressing strong outrage over the Australian Federal Police (AFP abandoning the...
Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
Schilis-Gallego, Cecile
Article
2015
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Schilis-Gallego discusses Australian mining companies' involvement in violence and human rights violations in Africa.
Australia's 'stolen' children get apology but no cash
McMahon, Barbara
Article
2008
The Guardian
The stolen generations were Aboriginal children - mainly mixed race - who were removed from their families and sent to institutions or adopted into white families during the last century. Some childre...
Be annoying, and don't give up
Birnbauer, Bill
Article
2012
ICIJ
Bill Birnbauer, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Monash University in Australia, shares the methodology and techniques which have served him best as an investigative journalist.
Black War
Wikipedia collective
Article
2017
Wikipedia
The Black War was the period of violent conflict between British colonists and Aboriginal Australians in Tasmania from the mid-1820s to 1832. The conflict, fought largely as a guerrilla war by both si...
The Bone Collectors
A Brutal Chapter in Australia's Past
Daley, Paul
Article
2014
The Guardian
The remains of hundreds of Aboriginal people, dug up from sacred ground and once displayed in museums all over the world, are now stored in a Canberra warehouse. When will they be given a national res...
Connexions Library: Pacific Region Focus
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Pacific region.
Down Where Apartheid Lives
Where are the Condemnations of Australia?
Pilger, John
Article
2013
Counterpunch
John Pilger documentary Australia - “discover what lies behind the sunny face” . Aboriginal people comprise barely three per cent of the Australian population. Unlike the US, Canada and New Zealand, w...
Fatal Extraction
Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa
Unclassified
2015
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Australian-listed mining companies are linked to hundreds of deaths and alleged injustices which wouldn’t be tolerated in better-regulated nations. The stories are from people across Africa, and are r...
Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa
Fitzgibbon, Will; Hamilton, Martha M.; Schilis-Gallego, Cécile
Unclassified
2015
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
A pattern of links between mining activities and deaths, disfigurement, environmental destruction and displacement suggests a troubling track record for Australian companies seeking wealth from Africa...
Forgotten Australians
Wikipedia article
Article
Wikipedia
Forgotten Australians is a contested term applied by some to the estimated 500,000 children and child migrants who experienced care in institutions or outside a home setting in Australia during the 20...
The Forgotten Coup
How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev
Pilger, John
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many o...
The Forgotten Coup
How America and Britain Crushed the Government of Their "Ally" Australia
Pilger, John
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognised, if grudgin...
Helping drought-stricken farmers requires recognising global warming and planning
Garcia, Elena
Article
2018
Green Left
All of NSW has now officially been declared to be in drought, and 57% of Queensland has officially entered its sixth year of the current drought (though there has been little real change from when 88%...
How Greens and Labor can Win ... Together
Barbagallo, Camille
Article
2014
Climate and Capitalism
A review of Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activists and the New South Wales Labourers Federation by Meredith and Verity Burgmann (UNSW Press, 1998).
Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Common Courage Press
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
The Koori History Website Project
Website
information on Black Australia's 240 year struggle for justice.
MEAA concerned by media restrictions on asylum seeker policy
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in raising strong concerns about the media restrictions that surround Australia's...
Ordeal of Australia's child migrants
Bryant, Nick
Article
2009
BBC News
The story of the British child migrants sent to Australia has been described as a history of lies, deceit, cruelty and official disinterest and neglect.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 31, 2014
Truth, justice and reconciliation
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
Connexions
Articles on truth, justice and reconciliation efforts in countries affected by civil war or internal conflict; Bone Collectors: the fate of the remains of Australian aboriginal people stolen from thei...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Working people -- and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about th...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Radioactive waste and the nuclear war on Australia's Aboriginal people
Green, Jim
Article
2016
Ecologist
Australia's nuclear industry has a shameful history of 'radioactive racism' that dates from the British bomb tests in the 1950s. The same attitudes persist today with plans to dump over half a million...
Report on Australian Stolen Generations
Bringing Them Home Report
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
Article
1997
Australian Human Rights Commission
Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. This report is a tribute to the strength and struggles of many thousands of Ab...
Rio Tinto's 'sustainable mining' claims exposed
Rio Tinto uses its sustainability reporting to bolster the argument that it is a responsible company and therefore entitled to a license to
Ozkan, Kermal
Article
2014
The Ecologist
Global mining giant Rio Tinto markets itself as a 'sustainable company'. But serious failures in its reporting, and its attempt to hold an Australian indigenous group to ransom, reveal a very differen...
Security laws attack Australia's press freedom
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in describing the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill No 1 an outrageous ...
Stolen Generations
Wikipedia article
Article
Wikipedia
The Stolen Generations (also known as Stolen Children) were the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian Federal and ...
Stolen Lives
The 'sisters' who are challenging Australia to admit to its forced separation of Aboriginal families
Campbell, Beatrix
Article
2001
Guardian Weekly
The issue of Austaralia's stolen children.
Tasmania's Black War: a tragic case of lest we remember
Clements, Nicholas
Article
2017
Green Left Weekly
Tasmania’s Black War (1824-31) was the most intense frontier conflict in Australia's history. It was a clash between the most culturally and technologically dissimilar humans to have ever come into co...
Tree-top vigil highlights destruction of Tasmanian forest
Miranda Gibson hopes to bring international attention to the unprotected status of the ancient forests that are threatened by logging
Birch, Simon
Article
2012
The Guardian
For more than three months, 30-year-old Gibson has been living high above the canopy floor that is the home to some of Australia's most threatened indigenous wildlife, including the Tasmanian devil an...
Under the Influence
Pilger, John
Article
1999
For the few of us who reported East Timor long before it was finally declared news, the "disclosures" last weekend that Washington had trained Indonesia's death squads are bizarre. That the American, ...
Utopia: A confronting but politically flawed documentary
Allan , Susan
Article
2014
World Socialist Web Site
Utopia, the latest documentary by veteran journalist and filmmaker John Pilger has shown at selected venues across Australia with a television screening on SBS. The feature-length work, which exposes ...

Sources Bookshelf

Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Pearce, Fred
Book
2012
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Utopia
Pilger, John (director)
Film/Video
2014
Drawing on John Pilger's long association with the first people of his homeland Australia, Utopia is both an epic portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, and an investigation into a suppress...


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