Nazi Flag Flown Near Synagogue in Australia Sparks Calls to Ban Symbol

The incident came only weeks after Australia announced that it was adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism Police were called after a swastika flag was suspended from a window in a residential building near a synagogue in the eastern Australian city of Brisbane on Saturday, sparking harsh condemnations from local politiciansContinue reading “Nazi Flag Flown Near Synagogue in Australia Sparks Calls to Ban Symbol”

One of the world’s oldest rainforests has been returned to the Australian Aboriginal people who have lived there for millenniums

More than 395,000 acres from four of Australia’s national parks was returned to the Aboriginal Eastern Kuku Yalanji people in a “historic” agreement, officials announced Wednesday.  Among the land is tourist hotspot Daintree National Park, a roughly 2.2-million-acre rainforest that’s part of Australia’s Wet Tropics, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The rainforest, which lies on Queensland’s northeastContinue reading “One of the world’s oldest rainforests has been returned to the Australian Aboriginal people who have lived there for millenniums”

Australia: Government credit agency gave 80 times more money to fossil fuels than renewables over last 11 years

Research from Jubilee Australia has found Export Finance Australia provided up to $1.69 billion in financing to the fossil fuel industry compared to just $20 million for renewable energy projects between 2009 and 2020. A federal government credit agency has spent about 80 times more money on fossil fuel projects than renewables over the past 11Continue reading “Australia: Government credit agency gave 80 times more money to fossil fuels than renewables over last 11 years”

Australia to rescue thousands as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years

Australia was set on Monday to evacuate thousands more people from suburbs in Sydney’s west, battered by the worst flooding in 60 years, with torrential rains expected to continue for another day or two. Reuters images showed submerged intersections, marooned livestock and cars up to their windshields in water, out of which poked the topsContinue reading “Australia to rescue thousands as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years”

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