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Media Release: Labor and Liberals vote down immigration detention Royal Commission

31 Aug 2016

Labor and the Coalition have voted together to reject a Royal Commission into Australia's detention centres including Manus Island and Nauru.

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Government stacked climate authority calls for coal phase out but fails to set out post-Paris pathway

31 Aug 2016

Greens climate and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt, said the government must listen to its own Climate Change Authority’s call to phase out coal-fired power, while expressing concern that the government has compromised the Authority’s ability to provide frank and fearless advice.

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Nuclear Weapons: Make Sure Australia is on the Right Side of History

31 Aug 2016

On 18 September 1985, just shy of 31 years ago, Senator Jo Vallentine stood and addressed the parliament for the first time. It is quite instructive reading to look back at Senator Vallentine's inaugural speech.

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Sydney public seminar: Pine Gap and the alliance between Australia and the US

11 Sep 2016 | 10:00 am

Come to a public seminar arranged by the Independent Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) and Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition (AABCC) to discuss Pine Gap and the alliance between Australia and the United States

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Union aid abroad - APHEDA Dinner

08 Sep 2016 | 6:00 pm

The Annual Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA Sydney Dinner is loads of fun and a time to catch-up with your friends while also contributing to the great cause of raising money for the work of the Australian Union movement's global justice organisation.

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Should Australia adopt a Universal Basic Income?

09 Sep 2016 | 5:30 pm

To some, it is a practical response to address polarisation in the labour market and inequality, to others it is the means to a post-work utopia. Join us and an excellent line-up of speakers to discuss one of the big policy ideas currently being debated.