History was made yesterday. Over 30k people marched in Sydney to show their support for marriage equality. It is the biggest turnout in Australia's LGBTIQ rally history. The YES Rally was a response to a controversial and expensive postal survey, which costing the taxpayers $122 million, to gauge the support for legalising same-sex marriage in … Continue reading YES Rally for Marriage Equality
Hundreds of activists protest in Sydney against President Trump's hardline policies on immigration and Australia's inhumane treatment of asylum seekers who are held up in offshore detention camps.
Let's kick off 2017 with the inspiring Women's March Movement. At the Women's March on Sydney, I speak with those who march for human rights. I also come face to face with President Trump's supporters. The 45th US President is indeed a devisive figure. Video produced by Fairuz Ibrahim https://www.facebook.com/sttalkmedia/videos/1556976657657478/
So, who are Anonymous for the Voiceless. I speak with one if its members and find out about their mission and tech-savvy activism style called Cube of Truth.
In this photoblog, Al Jazeera's journalist Chan Tau Chou talks about what he saw when he snuck into a jade mine in Myanmar. https://www.facebook.com/101East/videos/873033129396835/ Photo Credit: 101 East Al Jazeera English.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is stepping into a new era. Economic prosperity is within its grasp and much of it is due to natural resources. In Rakhine state, where natural gas is believed to be in abundance, major oil and gas companies are investing in on and off shore exploration projects. But at the same … Continue reading Myanmar – Energy & Conflicts
Broken promises NSW State Government's contribution in funding its public libraries is the lowest in the country. It currently contributes only 7 cents out of every dollar of costs. In the run up to the 2011 NSW state government elections there were various undertakings made by the then opposition, Liberal-National Coalition, to increase funding. According … Continue reading NSW Public Libraries Funding Crisis
When the NSW government announced its proposal to sell-off public housing in Millers Point and The Rocks area it sparked a public outrage from residents, tenants advocacy groups and the local council. The announcement was made on March 19 and according to the media release issued by MP Pru Goward, Minister for Family and Community … Continue reading Public housing residents relocation – “They are about mobilising high value real estates” expert says.
As the asylum seeker debate continues to dominate Australia's political landscape, the voice of the people who seek asylum is rarely heard. Often their method of arrival becomes a topic of discussion while their plight is sidelined. This short documentary is about the plight of the Hazara people. Predominantly from Afghanistan, large Hazara communities are … Continue reading Hazara
2013 marks the 41st anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Australia and China. China has become Australia's two-way major trading partner with trade valued over $100 billion. But long before 1972, the relationship between these two nations was built not by politicians but rather by ordinary Australians. They changed the makeup of Australian society as … Continue reading Australian Love Story
A decision made by the High Court of Australia recently in the Bugmy vs The Queen marks a step towards reducing the number of Aboriginal Australians in prison. The court ruled that the experiences of aboriginal people must be considered before handing down sentences. The Australian Institute of Criminology's Deaths in custody in Australia to 30 June 2011 … Continue reading Over representation of Aboriginal Australians in prison
Recently a NSW Parliamentary Committee recommends that cannabis be legally allowed for terminally ill patients after it receives over 100 submissions from the public. The NSW Council for Civil Liberties, CCL, is one of the organisations that makes a submission to the committee. This podcast is a Q&A with Stephen Blanks, the secretary of NSW CCL. … Continue reading Marijuana legalisation for medical use
The Baha'i Faith is a relatively new religion, and has a global following of around six million people. Although a minority group, the Baha'i community in Australia is vibrant and active. However this is not the case in Iran, where Baha'is have been persecuted by the government for many years. Two worlds apart looks … Continue reading Two worlds apart – Baha’i