134 Nobel Laureates Urge Incoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to Release Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and Wife Liu Xia
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 23:45
134 Nobel Laureates across all six Nobel disciplines wrote to incoming Chinese President Xi Jinping, urging him to immediately and unconditionally release Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia. Liu Xia has been under house arrest since shortly after the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced her husband’s selection as the Peace Prize Laureate for 2010. The letter was released by the International Committee for Liu Xiaobo, which is comprised of six Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and 15 non-governmental organizations
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 00:00
The Shadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey, confirmed the Liberals do not put people with disability first.
On SKY News Mr Hockey said the Liberals would only commit to a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) when there was a “strong surplus”. He gave no indication of what this meant or how long people with disability would have to wait for a scheme under a Coalition Government, instead he said "under us you will get a full NDIS when we can afford it."
Sunday, 18 November 2012 23:06
The Government condemns the repeated rocket and mortar attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip and calls on Hamas to cease these immediately.
Australia supports Israel’s right to defend itself against these indiscriminate attacks. Such attacks on Israel’s civilian population are utterly unacceptable.
Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:23
The poor voter turn out in the Port Phillip Council elections on Saturday was the result of the community’s reluctance to engage in local government, Federal Member for Melbourne Ports, Michael Danby said today.
“It is a terrible shame that people don’t feel the inclination to become involved and register their vote”, Mr Danby said.“This makes the results in Port Phillip at least partially bodgie and certainly undemocratic when less than half of the population elects its representatives”, Mr Danby said.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 00:10
On the ABC’s Capital Hill program, Michael Danby quoted William Shakespeare to express his admiration for the Prime Minister following her now famous speech in Parliament House.
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