Announcement comes after lengthy dispute between leading Tories and Liberal Democrats over restriction of arms sales
By: Rupert Neate
The business department said a review of UK exports to Israel had identified the 12 licences for “components which could be part of equipment used by the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza“. They include equipment for military radar, combat aircraft and tanks.
The Australian government continues to break the law with its actions against asylum seekers.
The Australian government secretly sent 41 Sri Lankan asylum seekers back to their country [Reuters]
By: Fiona Broom
As Australia’s conservative federal government falls further in opinion polls, it is increasingly willing to eschew international refugee conventions to cling to the one thing that is winning it support – the illegal and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers.
While the Australian government’s treatment of child refugees and its refusal to release details of asylum seeker boat arrivals and block attempts by journalists to investigate detention facilities earn it little praise internationally, at home it is one of the few things winning the government any favour.