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why is it so difficult to stamp out seafood slavery? there is little justice, even in court

Why is it so difficult to stamp out seafood slavery? There is little justice,...

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 Image: Shuttlestock Each year, thousands of men and boys labour under extremely exploitative conditions on commercial fishing vessels owned by Taiwanese, Chinese and South Korean companies. The Taiwanese fleet, which operates in all reaches of the...
biden’s senate majority doesn’t just super-charge us climate action, it blazes a trail for australia

Biden’s Senate majority doesn’t just super-charge US climate action, it blazes a trail for...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock Last week, somewhat overshadowed by the events in Washington, the Democrats took control of the US Senate. The Democrats now hold a small majority in both the House and the Senate until 2022, giving President-elect...
are the us and iran headed for a military showdown before trump leaves office?

Are the US and Iran headed for a military showdown before Trump leaves office?

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 Picture: MURTAJA LATEEF/EPA Tensions are running high in the Middle East in the waning days of the Trump administration. Over the weekend, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, claimed Israeli agents were planning to attack US forces...
australia can repair its relationship with china, here are 3 ways to start

Australia can repair its relationship with China, here are 3 ways to start

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Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP China has certainly got Australia’s attention with a highly inflammatory tweet from a government spokesperson. It has provoked the desired reaction — a storm of outrage. This is the latest in an ever-growing list of problems...
china just stunned the world with its step-up on climate action – and the implications for australia may be huge

China just stunned the world with its step-up on climate action – and the...

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Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP China’s President Xi Jinping surprised the global community recently by committing his country to net-zero emissions by 2060. Prior to this announcement, the prospect of becoming “carbon neutral” barely rated a mention...
israeli court rules malka leifer should be extradited to australia, but obstacles remain

Israeli court rules Malka Leifer should be extradited to Australia, but obstacles remain

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Malka Leifer is brought into a Jerusalem courtroom in 2018. AAP/AP/Mahmoud Illean The Jerusalem District Court has ruled Malka Leifer should be extradited to Australia. The former Melbourne headmistress faces 74 charges of child sexual abuse against three...
is america a ‘failing state’? how a superpower has been brought to the brink

Is America a ‘failing state’? How a superpower has been brought to the brink

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Picture: AAP/EPA/Albert Halim After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was a sense history had ended, and that the United States represented a supreme endpoint. Today, the US is not dominant, it is in crisis:...
attending the g7 in the us carries great diplomatic risks for australia

Attending the G7 in the US carries great diplomatic risks for Australia

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Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP “What’s in it for us?” This is the first question Prime Minister Scott Morrison should have asked himself when US President Donald Trump invited him to join an expanded G7 gathering at Camp David in...
as minneapolis burns, trump’s presidency is sinking deeper into crisis. and yet, he may still be re-elected

As Minneapolis burns, Trump’s presidency is sinking deeper into crisis. And yet, he may...

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Picture: Sipa USA Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS/Sip Violence has erupted across several US cities after the death of a black man, George Floyd, who was shown on video gasping for breath as a white police officer, Derek Chauvin,...
trump’s twitter tantrum may wreck the internet

Trump’s Twitter tantrum may wreck the internet

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Image: Sipa USA US President Donald Trump, who tweeted more than 11,000 times in the first two years of his presidency, is very upset with Twitter. Last week Trump tweeted complaints about mail-in ballots, alleging voter fraud –...