January 26 is Invasion Day. It is the anniversary of tragedy for the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, whose world was turned upside down in 1788.
In Melbourne, refugee rights activists being harassed by local authorities need to be defended, particularly by the union movement.
It’s not “case closed” for the Murri community.
Faced with bushfires and a public health emergency, the crucial role played by public sector workers has never been more visible than in 2020.
The movement to stop Aboriginal deaths in custody has lost a tenacious champion with the passing of Virginia Hickey.
There have been more than 30 major enquiries into aged care since 1997. All found essentially the same thing — a system in crisis.
There’s a new global groundswell to demand an end to conversion therapy.
Out of brainstorming meetings initiated by Melbourne Radical Women, a campaign called Workers Organising to Win! (WOW!) was launched around four central demands to spur a union and community fightback.
The panels at the Women & Labour Conference reinforced Wik as a feminist issue. They showed how non-Indigenous rural people are hurting badly from a crisis-ridden system, which is becoming increasingly brutal. The profiteers are attempting to use small farmers to incite mass panic in Australia – a panic fuelled by misinformation.
Governments regularly invoke the “public interest” as the reason for increased police budgets and expanded police powers.