Activist report

Photo: Steve O'Brien

Stop Black deaths in custody activists rallied outside the inquest in Newcastle into Rebecca Maher’s death on March 13. Maher, a 36-year-old Aboriginal woman, died in police custody in 2016.

Photo: Chris Peterson

Public transport activists rallied in Melbourne on March 16. They called on the government to duplicate the Upfield train line and increase train services.

Photo: Chris Peterson

Vigils and protests were held across Australia in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack on March 15. Speakers strongly condemned far-right  Senator Fraser Anning’s justification of the massacre and called for an end to Islamophobia and racism perpetrated by the Coalition and Labor parties.