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Long overdue rights for domestic workers

18 June, 2014

Stories of domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih made headlines when she spoke out against her employer's abhorrent abuse while working in Hong Kong. Gruesome cuts and burns on her body were so bad that she was unable to walk when she returned to Jakarta.

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New Colombo Plan in action at the University of Sydney

16 May, 2014

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, today met the first tranche of University of Sydney students who will be travelling to Singapore under the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan.

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Thai insights at Sydney University

17 April, 2014

As Thailand remains locked in a political battle between red and yellow shirts, sometimes seen as a divide between Bangkok and the provinces, leading Thai and international researchers will meet in Australia to discuss the development and decay of Thailand's party politics and how politicians may be able to break through this impasse.

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