The real story of Falun Gong

2006 - Volume 9 Number 7

Falun Gong has been at the centre of controversy within China and around the world. It has been outlawed by the Chinese Government and its practioners have faced persecution. This Just Comment examines Falun Gong and the claims of persecution made by its members.

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UN Human Rights Standards and Indigenous Australia

2006 - Volume 9 Number 6

The United Nations Human Rights Council recently passed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. Here we examine how Australia compares to international human rights standards.

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Climate Changing Our Neighbours' Future

2006 - Volume 9 Number 5

Climate Change is already having an impact on many low-lying Pacific nations. This Just Comment examines the impact on Kiribati as an example of the challenges posed by Climate Change more generally, and asks what Australia can do to assist our Pacific Neighbours.

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People's movements shaping the future of globalisation

Volume 9 Number 4

Globalisation is a contentious and uncertain process. It has been hailed by some as both beneficial and inevitable. Critics have responded by joining large people’s movements, sometimes called the ‘anti-globalisation’ movement. These very different responses make it difficult to work out exactly what globalisation is, how it impacts on people’s lives and how people, communities and governments can shape it in the future.

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West Papua: The Conflict for Rights

2006 - Volume 9 Number 3

The West Papuan people have been engaged in a long conflict with the Indonesian government over self determination, control of resources and increasing environmental degradation.

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