A professional immigrant family in Australia faces deportation because their son has been diagnosed with autism, even though the parents are prepared to pay the extra cost for the child's special schooling.
Through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), US corporatists are aiming to exert their legal control globally, by backing a move to extend intellectual property (IP) laws. But according to Snowden leaks, the move will come at the cost of free speech.
Buried deep inside a bulging US Army dossier relating to Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning’s court martial are 13 pages of online chat between Manning and a Wikileaks contact believed to be Julian Assange.
The NSA was prepared to secretly collect data on citizens of Australia, Canada and New Zealand – without the knowledge or consent of their governments, and despite the ‘Five Eyes’ joint spying program with those countries, a Snowden leak reveals.
Australia will dive further ‘Down Under’ into debt, as lawmakers reached a deal to do away with a limit. The government can now borrow as much as it wants, and will avoid a shutdown when it reaches the AU$300 billion debt limit on December 12.
Indonesian hackers have defaced an Australian police website in response to the spying on their president. Crime Stoppers servers had to be shut down as a precaution after some log-in details to other websites in a largely harmless attack.
The claims of spying by Australia on Indonesia have spread to the corporate sector, with Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia cutting business ties with an Australian partner citing the lack of trust between the two countries.
Indonesians set Australian flags ablaze outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday after reports that Australian spies attempted to tap the phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife.