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3 responses to “Not the Front Page News: Qantas and Fijian union laws; ACTA to be signed this weekend”

  1. Chris

    There’s a good summary of the situation on the ABC PM website (it was the lead story on Friday night)

    http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2011/s3329001.htm

    Its interesting to see how ABC/BBC news radio is picking up a lot of topics that tv & papers miss. Perhaps they’re not as dependent on ratings?

  2. Chris

    Oops that should be Thursday night. And there I was thinking that it was the weekend already :-(

  3. Amanda

    As I work for a union I’ve been following the situation in Fiji for a while, unions have been campaigning on it. Even this media coverage, slight as it is, really only comes because Qantas is involved. Not so much when its “just” Fijians. Much violence and harassment of unionists over there for some time. There was a “day of action” with protests at Fijian embassies/consulates a few weeks ago. see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/muaaustralia/sets/72157627573830594/

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