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FIFA 16 to include playable Qatar slave workers

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EA has announced highly anticipated football video game FIFA 16 will include the option to play as borderline slave workers constructing the World Cup stadium in Qatar. 311 more words

Humour

Voices from Regional Vic: A big fuss over something few seem to understand

At the turn of the decade, the anti-wind lobby escalated its campaign of exaggeration, cherry-picking, and scare tactics. Just five years later, community members from regional Victoria are saying enough is enough. 477 more words

Community Support For Windfarms

A petition for Marriage Equality

Bill Shorten has announced he will ‘present a bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to establish marriage equality, and for related purposes’. 254 more words

Equality

Boston bomber sentenced to death, so why has Australia gone silent?

It’s been two weeks since a United States federal jury handed down a sentence of death for the Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In that fortnight, Australia’s apparent disinterest – and the silence of some who vowed to oppose capital punishment in all circumstances – has been conspicuous. 63 more words

Death Penalty

Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Free Market Hypocrisy

In an almost unbelievable report released on the 18th of May, the International Monetary Fund has shown that subsidies for fossil fuel companies have reached $10 million dollars a minute. 2,268 more words

Politics

Government To Amend Marriage Act To Change Definition Of Conscience

The Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made a string of unexpected concessions in the marriage equality debate. Mr Abbott will be allowing a conscience vote when the legislation comes before the parliament next week and will be suspending standing orders today to debate a proposed amendment to the marriage act which would redefine the meaning of the world “conscience” effective immediately. 197 more words

The UnAustralian

An open letter to Tony Abbott

Dear Mr. Abbott,

Never have I been more ashamed to be Australian. In a country that boasts social acceptance, we are an embarrassment.

Last week, Ireland held a referendum in which 62% voted for marriage equality. 285 more words

Australia