Posts Tagged ‘Canberra’

Salvation Army says Canberra should expel diplomats with slaves

Monday, August 6th, 2018

The Salvation Army wants the Australian government to expel foreign diplomats implicated in cases of slavery in Canberra. This week the Australian Senate committee will hear evidence from industry and human rights bodies about the government’s draft Modern Slavery Bill. Despite media reports on the issue over the past year, the draft bill does not Read more

Catholic groups in Australia demand leadership change

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Catholic groups meeting in Canberra last Friday have demanded a change Catholic Church leadership. They say the current leaders are “locked in a misogynistic and unaccountable culture” that has failed to adequately respond to the child sexual abuse scandal and is denying the need for urgent reform. Read more Related Posts:Over 1.5 million German Catholics Read more

Canberra’s hardline approach to Fiji has failed

Friday, May 13th, 2011

The Australian foreign policy establishment has been plunged into an agonising debate with the gradual realisation that Canberra’s hardline approach to Fiji has failed. “The bipartisan consensus between Labor and the Coalition that the diplomatic cold shoulder and targeted sanctions would eventually bring the Bainimarama regime to heel has been shattered.” says Graham Davis. “Australia grossly Read more

Canberra Church: Recriminalise prostitution

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) should recriminalise prostitution and jailing men who pay for sex according to the Catholic Church in Canberra and Goulburn. The Church intends to lodge a submission to the enquiry into the Prostitution Act, and says ACT should follow the lead provided by Sweden. Archdiocesan spokeswoman for young adults Daniela Kesina Read more