Australia and US oppose UN move for independent inquiry into Gaza violence | World news

Australia has aligned with the United States as one of only two countries to vote against an independent investigation into the recent killing of 60 Palestinians in Gaza. The United Nations human rights council held a special meeting on Friday night to discuss the ‚Äúdeteriorating human rights situation in the …

The Phnom Penh Post: CEO and five staff quit Cambodia’s last independent newspaper over interference

The Phnom Penh Post: CEO and five staff quit Cambodia’s last independent newspaper over interference

Updated May 08, 2018 18:40:55 Related Story: Cambodia’s last independent newspaper sold to Malaysian ‘covert’ spin doctor Related Story: Email suggests ‘major backer’ promised to help win $344,000 case against Cambodian newspaper The Australian CEO and five senior staff at The Phnom Penh Post have quit in protest over editorial …

Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s last independent newspaper, sold to Malaysian ‘covert’ spin doctor

Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s last independent newspaper, sold to Malaysian ‘covert’ spin doctor

Updated May 07, 2018 16:22:33 Photo: The Phnom Penh Post was founded in 1992. (Flickr: tbun) The last remaining independent English language newspaper in Cambodia has been sold to a Malaysian PR man, who previously worked for the Cambodian Government and is currently “managing ‘covert operations’ for our clients”, according …

Independent probity adviser didn’t oversee final NT farm site negotiations, hearing told

Independent probity adviser didn’t oversee final NT farm site negotiations, hearing told

Posted May 04, 2018 00:01:31 Photo: A concept image for the proposed development at Berrimah Farm. (Supplied) A public hearing into the Northern Territory Government’s awarding of prime commercial land to Darwin developer Halikos Group for free has heard final negotiations were not overseen by an independent probity adviser. It …

Death in custody in Ipswich watch house prompts call for independent investigation

Death in custody in Ipswich watch house prompts call for independent investigation

Updated April 22, 2018 13:47:54 Photo: Cindy Miller was found dead in her cell in the Ipswich watch house. (Facebook: Cindy Miller) Queensland Police Ethical Standards Command is investigating the death of a 44-year-old Brisbane woman in the Ipswich watch house yesterday, but prisoner advocate Debbie Kilroy says it is …

Internal Labor Party divisions emerge over fracking decision, as independent officer appointed to oversee reforms

Internal Labor Party divisions emerge over fracking decision, as independent officer appointed to oversee reforms

Updated April 19, 2018 19:47:18 Photo: Origin Energy’s capped Amungee NW-1 well near Daly Waters in the Northern Territory. (ABC Rural: Daniel Fitzgerald) Backlash within the Labor Party against the Gunner Government’s decision to allow fracking is well underway, with the Territory’s federal senator labelling it a “sad day for …

Live export industry to discuss Labor’s plan for independent animal welfare inspector

Live export industry to discuss Labor’s plan for independent animal welfare inspector

Posted April 18, 2018 00:01:46 Video: DISTRESSING FOOTAGE: Footage has emerged of sheep bound for the Middle East (ABC News) Related Story: Leaders resist calls for live export ban after horrific footage shows abuse Related Story: Live export is a centuries-old Australian industry, but the cameras are new The live …

Russia vetoes US proposal for independent probe into alleged chemical attacks in Syria

Russia vetoes US proposal for independent probe into alleged chemical attacks in Syria

Updated April 11, 2018 08:34:39 Photo: At least 60 people were reportedly killed and more than 1,000 injured in the attack. (AP: Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets) Russia has vetoed a US proposal to the UN Security Council for an independent investigation into who was responsible for alleged chemical weapons …

Cricket Australia launches independent ‘cultural’ review

Cricket Australia launches independent ‘cultural’ review

Updated April 06, 2018 15:14:55 Video: Cricket Australia announces review into culture of men’s team (ABC News) Related Story: What a year without Steve Smith means for Australia Related Story: David Warner accepts 12-month ban Cricket Australia (CA) will launch an independent review into the organisation’s “culture, processes and governance” …

Cricket Australia launches independent review, Rick McCosker to chair

Cricket Australia launches independent review, Rick McCosker to chair

Posted April 06, 2018 14:39:48 Related Story: What a year without Steve Smith means for Australia Related Story: David Warner accepts 12-month ban Cricket Australia (CA) will launch an independent review into the organisation’s “culture, processes and governance” in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal. CA Chairman David Peever confirmed …