Month: November 2020

Please help us raise $10,000.00 to purchase a ‘Disaster Truck’ for BALSA Mindanao

Balsa Mindanao is a citizen-led response to humanitarian and environmental crises brought about by natural and human-made disasters and calamities. Balsa operates in Mindanao, the Southernmost part of the Philippines where poor and Indigenous Filipinos are in constant attacks by the Philippine Military and private armies of large mining companies and large plantation. It also […]

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The Ever-Increasing Power of the Australian Military under the New Defence Bill 2020

By Reyvi Mariñas: On 3 September 2020, the Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of Defence Force Response to Emergencies) Bill 2020 (‘the Bill’) was introduced in the Australian Parliament to amend the Defence Act 1903 (‘the Act’), which enhances the use of ‘call-out’ powers of the government on defence personnel including the Australian Defence Force (ADF), […]

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Migrant women and family violence during lockdown

Gabriela Australia’s online forum on Migrant women and family violence during lockdown was very successful and have attracted zoom attendance from different formations (mainstream family and domestic violence services, community organisations, and government agency) and individuals. Facebook live streaming garnered almost a thousand engagements and views at the time of the activity and continues to […]

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Support Network for International Students (SNIS) launched. Immediate actions followed.

By Candice Rabusa: The Support Network for International Students (SNIS) was officially launched on Saturday, the 12th of September 2020. International students are one of the most vulnerable sectors of the Australian society and the pandemic just uncovered how severe the insti- tutional issues are. SNIS was born out of the necessity to consolidate the […]

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