Although it’s been a long time since Daniel Yock died in police custody in 1993, 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 in Australia was never 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.
“While conversion therapy is no longer respectable, it did not disappear.”
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.
On 26 October, the Victorian government sent workers and police into Djab Wurrung country to bulldoze a 350-year-old tree that was culturally significant to the Djab Wurrung people and their birth practices.
The world is a better place today, thanks to Kendall Lovett. Ken exuded enormous energy and creativity as a community campaigner and movement linchpin who identified with all who are… Read more »
State governments in Australia are attacking Covid-19 with a law-and-order sledgehammer.
In Australia, a call to disaffiliate the Victorian Police Association from the state Trades Hall Council, backed by Aboriginal and refugee movements, is gaining steam.