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Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart was just one big-industry figure at the Institute of Public Affairs' anniversary event last year. Pic: AP.

Australian think tank calls for privatisation of ‘biased’ public broadcaster

By Wed, Aug 13, 2014 3:34PM UTC Comments Off Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart was just one big-industry figure at the Institute of Public Affairs' anniversary event last year. Pic: AP.

The proposed privatisation of the Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) could be the ultimate blow to Australia’s clean energy policies if it pushes through. A free-market think tank with strong private industry connections has recommended that the public broadcaster be reined in by transferring its management to the private sector....

Australia: Green activists fight back on carbon tax repeal

By Thu, Jul 17, 2014 4:11PM UTC Comments Off Australia: Green activists fight back on carbon tax repeal

Australia’s Coalition Government is celebrating the repeal of carbon tax which was voted down in a Senate marathon today.  It is a landmark victory for Prime Minister Tony Abbott since he assumed office last year. From day one, he wanted to abolish clean energy legislations which the previous Labor Government had enacted. The Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013...

Malaysian authorities accused of human rights violations

By Tue, Jul 15, 2014 1:08PM UTC 1 Comment A photo taken during the detention of Natalie Lowry. (Photo: Himpunan Hijau)

The local police in Gebang, Malaysia have been accused of suppressing basic human rights following the illegal arrests of civilians who are protesting against the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), an Australian-owned rare earths mining company....

Activists send eviction notice to Australia’s Lynas Corp.

By Fri, Jul 04, 2014 10:08AM UTC 4 Comments Activists send eviction notice to Australia’s Lynas Corp.

More than one million Malaysians are insisting that the Australian-owned Lynas Corporation close up shop and leave the country immediately. An eviction notice signed by 1.2 million Malaysians across the nation has been sent to the company urging it to shut down operations in Gebeng, in the city of Kuanton....

Malaysia: Protesters step up action against Australian mining company

By Tue, Jun 24, 2014 10:26AM UTC 1 Comment Malaysia: Protesters step up action against Australian mining company

More than a 1,000 people converged on the Lynas Corporations Advanced Material Plant (LAMP) based in Kuantan, Malaysia today to force the company to shut down. Lynas Corporation, Ltd is an Australian rare earths mining company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as a S&P/ASX 200....

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