Australian Politics: 29 September 2013 – The Slow Death of the Greens?


The federal election is over and the Coalition is now in government. Already there is a growing dissatisfaction with the new Abbott-led government over a wide-ranging series of issues including nepotism, asylum seeker policy, the environment, a lack of governance, etc. There is also continuing debate within the various opposition parties concerning their future direction, policies, etc. Yet for the Greens, the future is questionable, with some believing the party to be in serious decline – even among those within the party.

The link below is to an article reporting on the turmoil within the Greens party.

For more visit:
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/milnes-greens-marching-to-slow-death-20130928-2ulgp.html

Malaysia: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the growing anti-Christian sentiment in Malaysia.

For more visit:
http://www.persecution.org/2013/08/06/anti-christian-sentiment-rises-in-malaysia-as-debate-over-allah-heats-up/

Australia and Freedom of Information (or Lack Thereof)


The link below is to an article that reports on Australia’s growing hesitation in providing freedom of information.

For more visit:
http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/why-so-secretive/653/

Bangladesh: Islamist Movement Growing


The link below is to an article reporting on the growing menace of Islamist movements in Bangladesh.

For more visit:
http://khabarsouthasia.com/en_GB/articles/apwi/articles/features/2013/04/03/feature-02

Egypt: Repression Returning


The link below is to an article looking at the growing repression in Egypt – so much for the Arab Spring?

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/31/egypt-crackdown-opposition-figures

Persecution of Christians Growing


The link below is to an article that reports on the growth in the persecution of Christians worldwide.

For more visit:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/huntley/19145247-452/persecution-of-christians-grows.html