Female stars protest on Cannes 2018 red carpet to press for equal rights

Female stars protest on Cannes 2018 red carpet to press for equal rights

Updated May 13, 2018 13:18:40 Australia’s Cate Blanchett joined 81 women to climb the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved gender equality in the film industry. Key points: More than 1,800 films directed by men …

Melbourne CBD shut down as tens of thousands march in union protest | Australia news

Thousands of workers have shut down part of Melbourne’s CBD, saying the federal coalition can keep its slated tax cuts for low-and middle-income workers. Wednesday’s march was part of a nationwide “Change the Rules” union campaign to demand better pay and work conditions. The latest action comes after the federal …

Paris anti-Macron protest sees thousands take to streets

Paris anti-Macron protest sees thousands take to streets

Posted May 06, 2018 08:39:12 Related Story: ‘Together, let’s derail Macron’: French protestors march against economic reforms Related Story: Hundreds arrested as riot police, anarchists clash at Paris May Day rally Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in Paris to protest against the stream of economic …

Live export protest continues in SA as cattle ship readies to set off

Live export protest continues in SA as cattle ship readies to set off

Posted April 27, 2018 20:02:28 Photo: About 80 protesters gathered at Port Adelaide holding signs and chanting against the live export ship. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) Related Story: Live export ship refused permission to sail as footage reveals ‘shocking’ conditions aboard Related Story: Live export is a centuries-old Australian industry, …

Thousands of US students walk out in protest of gun violence on 19th anniversary of Columbine

Thousands of US students walk out in protest of gun violence on 19th anniversary of Columbine

Updated April 21, 2018 06:37:08 Photo: As students protested across the country, news hit of another school shooting in Florida. (Reuters: Carlos Barria) Thousands of students have walked out of classes across the United States, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of …

First sheep carrier to dock in SA since ‘atrocity’ footage made public sparks protest

First sheep carrier to dock in SA since ‘atrocity’ footage made public sparks protest

Posted April 20, 2018 19:49:07 Photo: The protesters demanded an end to the live export trade. (ABC News: Rebecca Brice) Protesters have voiced their opposition to live exports at Port Adelaide, as the first sheep ship gets set to dock in South Australia since horrific images were made public this …

Rebiya Kadeer to go on hunger strike to protest against treatment of Chinese minorities

Rebiya Kadeer to go on hunger strike to protest against treatment of Chinese minorities

Posted April 20, 2018 06:00:13 Video: Beverley O’Connor speaks to Rebiya Kadeer and Fairfax’s Peter Hartcher (The World) The exiled leader of an ethnic minority in China is readying to go on a hunger strike to protest against Beijing’s treatment of the Uighur people. Key points: Rebiya Kadeer was held …

Hundreds protest against Northern Territory Government’s decision to lift fracking moratorium

Hundreds protest against Northern Territory Government’s decision to lift fracking moratorium

Posted April 18, 2018 15:07:25 Photo: The Government has been accused of betraying the public over fracking. (ABC News: Lucy Marks) The Northern Territory Government has faced a backlash from protesters over its decision to lift a moratorium on fracking, while the Chief Minister travelled interstate for a conference. About …

Dylan Voller in hospital after being arrested for breaching bail at protest

Dylan Voller in hospital after being arrested for breaching bail at protest

Updated April 13, 2018 13:56:30 Video: Police moved on a group of protesters out of Broadbeach mall. (ABC News) Related Story: Dylan Voller among Indigenous protesters charged outside opening ceremony Related Story: Protesters delay Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton relay Former Northern Territory youth detainee, Dylan Voller, is being treated for …