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Green signal for Adanis’ mega coal mine project in Australia #WTFnews

Author(s): Anupam Chakravartty Date:May 14, 2014 Approval given despite experts projecting environmental damage and commercial losses from Adani and GVK mines in Australia, meant to cater to India’s power needs Coal development in the Bowen Basin just east of the Galilee… Continue Reading →

Rio Tinto’s stance on Kakadu cleanup alarms Indigenous owners #WTFnews

James Norman Thursday 24 April 2014 theguardian.com   It’s a long way from central London to Kakadu national park in Australia‘s Northern Territory. When Rio Tinto‘s chief executive, Sam Walsh, addressed shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting last week,… Continue Reading →

Holy Hell- Sexual abuse and Corruption by Hugging Saint – Mata Amritanandamayi

In the grip of a hug Mumbai Mirror | Feb 23, 2014, 12.00 AM IST Amma gives her trademark hug to a devotee at her retreat in Melbourne, Australia, in April 2012 The Hugging Saint‘s PA turns whistleblower with a new book… Continue Reading →

#Racism – Indian student in coma after being attacked in Australia

India Today Online  New Delhi, December 30, 2013 An Indian studying in Australia is in a coma after being attacked by a group of people over the weekend. According to Australian media reports, Manrajwinder Singh, the 20-year-old accounting student supposed to spend… Continue Reading →

Is time up for Australia’s uranium industry?

Dave Sweeney ABC Environment 18 Dec 2013 ranger tank Times are tough for Australia’s yellow-cake industry. It is best to put the whole thing out of its misery? IN THE EARLY HOURS of December 7, a crack appeared in a large leach tank in… Continue Reading →

My detention highlights why Australia should boycott Chogm

My detention by Sri Lankan authorities made headlines worldwide. The story will be old news tomorrow, but concerns about human rights will remain. Australia must act Lee Rhiannon theguardian.com, Monday 11 November 2013 04.47 GMT   Australian Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon returns… Continue Reading →

Australia – Doctor Andrew Istephan guilty of assaulting elderly patients #WTFnews

Date October 2, 2013 – 12:48PM Paul Bibby Dentist Andrew Istephan has been convicted on five counts of assaulting patients while undertaking major dental work. Photo: Jane Dyson A Sydney dentist and local councillor has been found guilty of assaulting elderly… Continue Reading →

#India – Vedanta to revive lanjigarh by import from Indonesia, Tanzania, and Australia

Jayajit Dash  |  Bhubaneswar  June 19, 2013 ,BS   Imports to revive Vedanta‘s Lanjigarh refinery  After exhausting its options to source bauxite from the domestic market, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) is mulling importing the raw material to resume operations at its Lanjigarh refinery. The one-million… Continue Reading →

Australia- Visa rorts leave foreign workers in debt bondage #Migrantrights

EXCLUSIVE Victim: Bhawna Verma with her partner Harvinder Mehta and their son Kiyan Mahta. Photo: David Thorpe Hundreds of foreign workers and students are being forced into debt bondage after paying up to $40,000 for a skilled worker visa, with some… Continue Reading →

Socioeconomic Inequality in Disability – A Multi Country Study

  A Multicountry Study Using the World Health Survey.   Ahmad R. Hosseinpoor, Alana Officer, Emese Verdes, Nenad Kostanjsek, and Somnath Chatterji are with the World Health Organization, Geneva,Switzerland. Jennifer A. Stewart Williams is with the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Jeny Gautam is… Continue Reading →

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