2006 “Stolenwealth” Games to confront Commonwealth Games in Melbourne

Friday, March 3, 2006 The possibility of large-scale protests in the face of the 3,000 journalists covering the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, has event organisers and the Government worried. The group “Black GST” – which represents Indigenous Genocide, Sovereignty and Treaty – are planning demonstrations at prominent Games events unless the Government agrees to a […]

Chinese media face fines for disaster reporting

Tuesday, July 4, 2006 The Chinese Government has announced plans to impose fines of over US$12,000 on media outlets if they report domestic disasters without permission. Two years in the planning, the law is expected to be in force by the end of the year and would affect reporting of natural and industrial disasters or […]

All US states could have smoke-free laws by 2020

Friday, April 22, 2011 Government officials have predicted that by 2020, all US states will have bans on indoor smoking in private sector bars and restaurants, the chief sources of secondhand smoke, if the current rate of progress in enacting smoking bans continues. In a press release issued yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and […]

US unemployment rate reaches 9.8%

Friday, October 2, 2009 Companies in the United States are shedding more jobs, pushing the country’s unemployment rate to a 26-year high of 9.8%. The US Labor Department said on Friday that employers cut 263,000 jobs in September, with companies in the service industries — including banks, restaurants and retailers — hit especially hard. This […]

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