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June 2014

SDC Convenor removed The Arc Student Development Committee (SDC) has voted by special resolution to remove its 2014 Convenor, Andrew Shim. The decision was ratified by the Arc Board at its March meeting. The special resolution to remove Shim required a 75% majority of voting members at

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Thom Mitchell

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Protesters rally against the Maules Creek Mine at a Sydney protest on June 4.

Protesters rally against the Maules Creek Mine at a Sydney protest on June 4.

Last Thursday activists won a battle in their years-long war against a new coal mine in the Leard State Forest.

The Maules Creek Community Council successfully sought an injunction in the NSW Land and Environment Court to stop clearing, which began on May 27.

The proponent, Whitehaven Coal, has agreed to delay clearing until September.

Tia Singh 'Allah hu Akbar, Allah hu Akbar’ The deep voice of the call for prayer boomed throughout the city. I saw Muslim men with their prayer caps, walking towards the mosque. Out of the ten that passed me, eight turned to stare. Their eyes questioned as

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Cameron McPhedran It was the morning of the Federal Budget. For conservatives in Australia, it felt like the night before Christmas. The sweet succor of poverty, hardened hearts and social inequality were what they had been dreaming of. Tony Abbott was licking his reptilian lips and

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