Australia

The dark side of horse racing

It’s time for the horseracing industry to spend some of its “magic millions” to stop thousands of thoroughbreds ending up as dog food, animal activists say. Up to 50 protesters, including one dressed as a butcher and drenched in fake blood, will greet racegoers with “horsielicious” cans of dog food[Read More…]

Extinction Rebellion protesters go silent on future plans to disrupt Melbourne, police say

Police say they are pulling officers off criminal investigations and into Melbourne’s CBD after climate protesters stopped communicating with them about their planned disruptions. Victoria Police Commander Tim Hansen said he had “real concerns” about what could happen on Wednesday afternoon after receiving no information from Extinction Rebellion protesters about[Read More…]

Labor says Scott Morrison’s ‘megaphone diplomacy’ is making Australia’s China relationship ‘terrible’

Labor deputy leader Richard Marles says Australia’s relationship with China is “terrible”, accusing Prime Minister Scott Morrison of using “megaphone diplomacy” against the nation’s largest trading partner. Mr Marles, Labor’s defence spokesman, has just returned from a three-day study tour of Beijing. “The state of the relationship as it exists[Read More…]