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Outrage as Australian judge says incest, pedophilia ‘may be accepted’ by society

An Australian judge has incurred the wrath of child protection and gay rights advocates after stating that incest and pedophilia may no longer be considered taboo – just as gay relationships are now more accepted than they were in the 1950s and 60s.

Australia offers Lebanese refugees $9K to leave

Australia is offering asylum-seekers in its Pacific immigration camps up to AU$10,000 (US$9,400) if they voluntarily return to their home country, a report said Saturday, prompting outrage from refugee campaigners.

Australia to stop referring to East Jerusalem as 'occupied'

PLO official Hanan Ashrawi on Thursday strongly criticized an announcement by the Australian government that it is to stop referring to East Jerusalem as occupied territory.

Australia Examines Material Washed Ashore for Link to Missing Jet

Investigators are examining whether material that washed ashore near the southern end of Western Australia is connected to the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft, Australian search organizers said on Wednesday.

British child beaten to death with cricket bat by father in Australia

An Australian father used a cricket bat to beat his 11-year-old son to death in front of the child’s mother before being shot dead by police.

Australia’s housing bubble ready to burst, US investment guru claims

Dent, an American investment guru who uses demographics to forecast economic cycles, thinks the soaring housing market is ready to burst any day now, perhaps reducing values by as much as 50% in some places.

‘World’s first’ farmer court case over GM crop contamination begins in Australia

A landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The case is expected to determine GM farmers’ liability if their crops affect neighboring territories.

Australian government threatens lawyer with charges over Timor spying revelations

The Abbott government yesterday intensified its legal threats designed to suppress the latest revelations of the Australian bugging of the East Timorese government’s offices in 2004. Attorney-General George Brandis issued a ministerial statement to the Senate, in which he warned that the lawyer representing East Timor, Bernard Collaery, could face serious criminal charges for divulging official secrets.

Indonesia recalls its ambassador to Australia alleging phone-taps on President Yudhoyono

Indonesia is recalling its ambassador to Australia over allegations that Canberra listened in on phone conversations of the Indonesian president.

NSA, ‘Five Eyes’ use Australian embassies to gather intel on Asia

US intelligence agencies are using Australian embassies throughout Asia to intercept data and gather information across the continent, according to the latest report based on documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Australian PM Hits Out At UN Amid New Infernos

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has denied that devastating bushfires in Australia are linked to climate change as firefighters continue to battle flames.

Israel and the erosion of democracy: an Australian story

Defending the rights of academics to express their views on controversial issues is a basic tenant of democracy. Given that democracies are a work in progress, it is up to us as citizens within democratic nations to use our voice to protect our civil liberties. Part of this means we have to empower those who have been disempowered and stripped of their basic human rights, both at home and abroad. This does not bode well for Israel - a state criticised by UN bodies and reputable human rights organisations for its flagrant human rights violations.

Brazil’s Rousseff on Canada leak: US and allies must stop spying ‘once and for all’

In sharp reaction to the latest NSA leak revealing Canada’s acute interest in the Brazilian mining industry, President Dilma Rousseff condemned the “cyberwar” launched by the US and its allies against Brazil and demanded they stop the espionage.

Canadian spy agency ‘dissected’ Brazilian Energy Ministry

Canada, as well as the US, infiltrated and spied on the Brazilian Energy Ministry, a new leak by Edward Snowden has revealed. The leaked documents show how the data gleaned through espionage was shared with international spy network the ‘Five Eyes.’

Australia to cut tax benefit for parents who don't immunise children

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has today announced that parents who choose not to have their children vaccinated will miss out on thousands of dollars in government benefits.

‘Australian Sarah Palin’ withdraws from election race after stating ‘Islam is a country’

An Australian parliamentary election candidate with the anti-immigration One Nation party has quit the race following an embarrassing interview in which she called Islam a country, confused the Koran with “haram,” and said that Jews worship Jesus Christ.

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Australia scraps plan to 'filter' internet

Australia on Friday scrapped a controversial plan to filter the internet, saying it will instead block hundreds of websites identified by Interpol as among the worst child abuse sites.

Making the world a more dangerous place - the eager role of Julia Gillard

Australia has 40% of the world's uranium, all of it on indigenous land. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has just been to India to sell uranium to a government that refuses to sign the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and whose enemy, Pakistan, is also a non-signatory. The threat of nuclear war between them is constant. Uranium is an essential ingredient of nuclear weapons. Gillard's deal in Delhi formally ends the Australian Labor Party's long-standing policy of denying uranium to countries that reject the NPT's obligation "to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament".

Australian Education Minister won't ditch "Proud Schools" trial

Education minister Adrian Piccoli insists he will not shut down a program that tries to stop students using "heterosexist" and homophobic language.

Rabid Aussie Jewry Grounds Toben After Bankrupting Him

How they do it: Toben Grounded - Australian Jews gloat as Revisionist Toben is forced to surrender passport after action brought by "Jeremy Jones"

Australian foreign minister suggests “assassination” of Syrian leaders

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has suggested that high-level Syrian government figures could be assassinated as part of the US-backed civil war to oust President Bashir al-Assad. Carr’s remarks underscore the reckless and illegal character of the US-led regime change operation underway in Syria, taking place with the full support of the Australian Labor government.

Australian government surpasses US when it comes to spying on its own citizens

Australian security and law enforcement agencies are world leaders in telecommunications interception and data access and like most successful industries, they want more. Federal Attorney-General Nicola Roxon is canvassing a further expansion of surveillance powers, most controversially a requirement that telecommunications and internet service providers retain at least two years of data for access by government agencies.

Holocaust Denier, Fredrick Toben, Bankrupted by Jews

Fredrick Toben, the Holocaust denier who was jailed in 2009 for contempt of a court order banning him from publishing anti-Semitic material on his website, has been declared bankrupt.

Toben, who is based in Adelaide, was ordered earlier this year to pay $175,618.97 in court costs to Jeremy Jones, who filed the original case against him. When Toben failed to pay the court costs, Jones lodged a bankruptcy claim against him.

Witnesses back Hicks on chemical torture

New evidence supports claims of forced injections and abuse.

World's richest woman calls for wage cut

Mining heiress Gina Rinehart says Africans willing to work for $2 a day should be an inspiration for Australians, whom she appears to believe are lazy and overpaid.

When the dust settles

A movie explaining the decision by the Queensland Electricians Trade Union to take a stand against the expanding uranium mining and nuclear power industries in Australia and around the world.

When the Dust Settles PART 1.avi

Australia's Decline into Fascism

Max Igan on Surviving The Matrix, March 9, 2012

Australia's Decline into Fascism - 1/4

Brendon O'Connell's Hunger Strike

Latest on Brendon O'Connell and a series of phone recordings of from Casuarina Prison (maximum security) in West Australia where he has been held for expressing an opinion that the Zionist Jews are racist.

Medical fascists promote ante-natal abortion

Killing newborn babies should be allowed if the mother wishes, two Australian academics have argued in the British Medical Journals.

Child sex-abuse scandal in Australia's Jewish community spills into U.S.

A child sex abuse scandal in Australia’s Jewish community has spilled into America, as a pending extradition, arrests in Australia and a slew of cover-up allegations put that community’s response to molestation under scrutiny.

Australian police are seeking to extradite convicted child molester David Kramer, currently in jail in Farmington, Mo., on suspicion of having abused children at a Chabad school in Melbourne during the 1990s.

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