Phil Mercer reports on the heated debate in Australia over a proposed carbon tax. The government says the tax would help fight greenhouse gas emissions, but some of Australia's most powerful interests are against it.
Though Aboriginal communities have felt marginalized for centuries in Australia, their activism doesn't typically grow as heated as it did in Canberra Thursday. Marco Werman profiles Blue King Brown, indigenous activists in who are a best-selling band.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard went on the offensive, recently, telling her opponent he had no right to lecture her on sexism — because of his own behavior. In a 15-minute speech, she cited multiple examples of his "misogyny" — and in the process ignited a discussion about the meaning of the word, which might change the dictionary itself.
They say misery loves company. Well, now Australia has joined the US in the diplomatic doghouse over allegations of spying on its allies. The source of some of those allegations? None other than Edward Snowden. And Australia's spy agency, like the NSA, is in trouble over eavesdropping on the cell phones of foreign leaders.