Category: News

  • Why did HinduSoc screen an anti-Muslim propaganda film? 

    Why did HinduSoc screen an anti-Muslim propaganda film? 

    On the 9th of June last year UNSW Hindu Society hosted a screening of Vivek Agnihotri’s controversial 2022 film The Kashmir Files in the Colombo Theatre, a film concerning the exodus of Hindu Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir valley following militancy from the region during the 1990s. The film was selected by vote by HinduSoc…

  • Iran investigates 900 schoolgirls’ poisoning

    Iran investigates 900 schoolgirls’ poisoning

    After nationwide protests erupted last year, resistance to Iran’s mandatory hijab law has exploded across the country. Women uncovering their hair an inch at a time.  900 schoolgirls have been poisoned by toxic gas on the 2nd of March 2023, in what many believe is a deliberate attempt to force their schools to shut. No girls have…

  • Magistrate drops bail conditions for UNSW’s SRC education officer Cherish Kuehlmann  

    Magistrate drops bail conditions for UNSW’s SRC education officer Cherish Kuehlmann  

    Student activist and SRC education officer, Cherish Kuehlmann, has challenged her bail conditions in court this morning and won.   In late February, Kuehlmann was charged with ‘aggravated entry on enclosed land’ after participating in a 30-person protest at Commonwealth Bank. The charge carries a maximum penalty of $5,500.   Magistrate Clare Farnan dismissed her bail…

  • England and Wales raise age of marriage to 18 

    England and Wales raise age of marriage to 18 

    England and Wales passed a law on February 27th making it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to get married, even with parental consent.   The five-year campaign to implement the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act was run by 20 different activist organisations in the UK. In 2021, an open letter…

  • Over $107.8 million wage theft at Australian universities

    Over $107.8 million wage theft at Australian universities

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has released a report that revealed wage theft of over $107.8 million across 22 Australian universities since 2020.  Initially, the report estimated the amount of wage theft to be $83.4 million. However, as of February 12th, the figure has increased to $107.8 million as the University of Melbourne was…

  • Earthquakes rock Türkiye and Syria: Syrians forced to fend for themselves 

    Earthquakes rock Türkiye and Syria: Syrians forced to fend for themselves 

    Death toll rises up to 47,000, while the Syrian Civil War and Western sanctions prevent aid delivery to millions of victims in Syria A magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Türkiye and Syria last Monday February 20th, only a fortnight after the region was devastated by a 7.8 tremor. More than 47,000 deaths have been confirmed so…