Sam Dastyari’s far-right abuser gets suspended fine for contempt | Australia news

A far-right activist faces the threat of a hefty fine over an online video in which the former senator Sam Dastyari was called a “terrorist” and a “monkey” at a Melbourne pub. Neil Erikson was fined $10,000 on Friday for contempt but the penalty was suspended on the condition he …

‘This is my country’: how a Melbourne suburb defied the far-right to welcome refugees | Australia news

On a dreary Sunday afternoon in late March, the sort that provides a harsh lesson on what Melbourne weather is capable of, a Syrian refugee talks through an interpreter about her escape from the conflict that has torn her homeland apart. Amena*, who along with about 100 other refugees from …