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 …

UAE discusses military deals in Canberra drawing human rights criticism

UAE discusses military deals in Canberra drawing human rights criticism

Posted May 10, 2018 06:27:57 Photo: Defence Industry Minister Christoper Pyne met with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Canberra. Related Story: Former Australian soldiers caught up in Yemen’s civil war Related Story: Australia aiming to be among world’s top 10 arms exporters The …

Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa ‘missing’, human rights group urges UAE to reveal whereabouts

Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa ‘missing’, human rights group urges UAE to reveal whereabouts

Posted May 07, 2018 17:57:24 Photo: The woman claiming to be Princess Latifa bin Mohammad al-Maktoum, daughter of the Emirate’s ruler. (YouTube: Escape from Dubai) Related Story: Family fears Australian held on spying charge in UAE could face firing squad Map: United Arab Emirates Dubai is under pressure to reveal …

Cardinal George Pell trial ruling welcomed by survivors’ rights group | Australia news

A survivors’ rights group has hailed as a “turning point” an Australian magistrate’s ruling that Cardinal George Pell, one of the most senior officials in the Vatican, will stand trial on historical sexual offence charges. The decision by Belinda Wallington comes as the church in Rome continues to be dogged …

Russian opposition poltician Vladimir Kara-Murza wants West to ‘stop enabling corruption and rights abuses’

Russian opposition poltician Vladimir Kara-Murza wants West to ‘stop enabling corruption and rights abuses’

Updated April 28, 2018 12:09:45 A Russian opposition politician who has twice survived being poisoned has called on Australia’s parliament to pass a Magnitsky Act to punish corrupt oligarchs propping up the regime of Vladimir Putin. After being poisoned in 2015, Vladimir Kara-Murza was in a coma for close to …

Anti-bikie laws to stop gangs treating Tasmania as ‘a safe haven’ violate human rights, lawyer claims

Anti-bikie laws to stop gangs treating Tasmania as ‘a safe haven’ violate human rights, lawyer claims

Updated April 26, 2018 19:13:41 Photo: Police watch Bandidos members gathered in Burnie last November. (ABC News: Henry Zwartz) Tasmania is cracking down on outlaw bikie gangs with measures aiming to stop them using the state as a safe haven, which a top cop admits it has become. Under changes …

‘Morally reprehensible’: US slams China, Russia, Iran and North Korea in human rights report

‘Morally reprehensible’: US slams China, Russia, Iran and North Korea in human rights report

Updated April 22, 2018 05:26:26 The United States has labelled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as “morally reprehensible” governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them “forces of instability”. Key points: Uzbekistan, Liberia and Mexico have improved rights, report suggests Report …

Bargains from buy, swap and sell groups online come at the price of consumer rights

Bargains from buy, swap and sell groups online come at the price of consumer rights

Posted April 19, 2018 07:40:00 In the Northern Territory’s high turnover population, people looking to cheaply furnish a new home or empty one before they move interstate might turn to Facebook. Buy, swap and sell pages are enormously popular in the Territory. Memberships regularly number in the tens of thousands, …

If sports broadcasts lose so much, why does TV keep bidding up the rights?

If sports broadcasts lose so much, why does TV keep bidding up the rights?

Posted April 15, 2018 07:38:19 Photo: Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins pose with the Ashes trophy at the SCG in Sydney on January 8, 2018. (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: Cricket broadcast deal faces regulatory hurdles as ODIs head behind paywall Related Story: Nine signs $300m …

Cricket coverage faces major shakeup with Seven and Foxtel winning TV rights battle

Cricket coverage faces major shakeup with Seven and Foxtel winning TV rights battle

Updated April 13, 2018 12:45:57 Photo: The deal gives Seven and Foxtel the rights to broadcast Tests and the high-rating T20 Big Bash League. (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: Nine signs $300m deal to wrestle Australian Open from Seven Seven West Media has confirmed it has won the bidding war …