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Why you could be sacked for refusing a vaccine

Why you could be sacked for refusing a vaccine

A ruling this week emboldens employers who want to insist their workforce is vaccinated. There are some exceptions.

  • by Ian Neil and Nicholas Saady

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Is Dubai Princess Latifa still alive? The UN wants proof

Is Dubai Princess Latifa still alive? The UN wants proof

The 13 experts, including members of a panel that deals with enforced disappearances, are calling for Latifa’s immediate release.

  • by Nick Cumming-Bruce
‘Break their roots’: New report details Chinese authorities’ alleged torture, rape of Uighur women
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‘Break their roots’: New report details Chinese authorities’ alleged torture, rape of Uighur women

One witness said women in her crammed cell were stripped naked, forced to undergo a medical examination, electroshocked and beaten while interrogated.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
‘A great disappointment’: Triggs issues rallying cry over treatment of women

‘A great disappointment’: Triggs issues rallying cry over treatment of women

Recent regressions in gender equity mean women must unite in a global movement for justice, says the former Australian Human Rights Commission president.

  • by Bianca Hall
Bill reaches $29m for ‘paltry’ financial assistance for stranded Australians

Bill reaches $29m for ‘paltry’ financial assistance for stranded Australians

The Australian government’s program to help stranded Australians in financial distress has provided $29 million worth of funds to 3900 people, despite nearly 5000 people being assessed as vulnerable.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
‘Lost contact with loved ones’: Uighurs call for meeting with China’s ambassador

‘Lost contact with loved ones’: Uighurs call for meeting with China’s ambassador

Australian Uighurs are calling on the Chinese ambassador to Australia to meet with them to explain why their loved ones have gone missing.

  • by Anthony Galloway
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‘A bloody outrage’: Leaving Aussies stranded a breach of human rights, says Alexander Downer

‘A bloody outrage’: Leaving Aussies stranded a breach of human rights, says Alexander Downer

Australia’s longest-serving foreign minister says it’s a “bloody outrage” that ordinary citizens have to pay around $10,000 to return to the country.

  • by Latika Bourke
Socceroos to discuss Qatar World Cup human rights protest

Socceroos to discuss Qatar World Cup human rights protest

Any Socceroos protest would pit the team against legendary Australian goalscorer Tim Cahill, who is an official ambassador for the Qatar World Cup. 

  • by Anthony Colangelo
Biden administration considers ‘co-ordinated’ Beijing Olympics boycott

Biden administration considers ‘co-ordinated’ Beijing Olympics boycott

The State Department made clear the US would expect to be joined by its allies if it were to boycott the games, scheduled for next February.

  • by Matthew Knott
Cringeworthy Xinjiang musical the latest Beijing propaganda tool

Cringeworthy Xinjiang musical the latest Beijing propaganda tool

Far from being oppressed, the musical seems to say, the Uighurs and other minorities are singing and dancing happily in colourful dress.

  • by Amy Qin
Abuse that crosses generations is proof we need new narrative on rape

Abuse that crosses generations is proof we need new narrative on rape

We can’t change what happened to us, but we can change what happens to younger generations.

  • by Chanel Contos