Australia: Faced with worker protests over COVID vaccine mandate, police send in riot squads

Australia & Oceania 09/23/21, 17:13

After protests by thousands of construction workers entered their third day in the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, police sent in riot squads to disperse them.  The protesters are marching against prolonged lockdowns and mandatory COVID-19 or CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccinations, according to Rebel News Sept. 23.  These marches began on Monday, Sept. 20, ...

Defense talks canceled due to AUKUS trilateral security pact row

Australia & Oceania 09/21/21, 02:42

A submarine deal between the United States, Britain, and Australia offended a French official so deeply he called off a high-level military meeting. Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly canceled his bilateral meeting with British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. The pair was supposed to discuss the two-day Franco-British Council with defence chiefs ...

University lobbies wants to pull ‘unethical’ artificial intelligence study

Australia & Oceania 09/19/21, 22:40

Technical facial recognition research should be retracted for ethical reasons, a higher education provider said. A study, partly funded by the Chinese government and a former Curtin University professor, has drawn fierce criticism for adopting immoral practises. The Western Australian education provider claims it discovered multiple ethical violations regarding informed consent and ...

US, UK, and Australia forge a new military alliance to curb China

Australia & Oceania 09/16/21, 16:40

The United States, Britain, and Australia are forming a trilateral security pact to counter China, which will involve assistance in developing nuclear-powered submarines in Australia. The effort, dubbed AUUKUS, was introduced by U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. They framed it as ...