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Family of prisoners and prison advocates want the NSW government’s negligence in dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons to end. Adam Trumper reports.

Protesters gathered outside the Park Hotel in Carlton to demand that the refugees be immediately released. Chloe DS reports.

 

Transport Workers Union members at StarTrack walked off the job for 24 hours following the company’s refusal to negotiate a fair enterprise agreement. Jim McIlroy reports.

Waiting for Anya film

Barry Healy reviews a recent film about how French villagers saved Jewish children from the Holocaust during World War II.

Union and community activists want the New South Wales Coalition government to reverse its decision to scrap the historic Manly ferries. Jim McIlroy reports.

Extinction Rebellion and other climate activists began a fortnight of protests and disruptive actions on October 17 to call out the federal government’s failure to address the climate emergency, Isaac Nellist reports.

Pip Hinman argues that Scott Morrison's much-belated conversion to net zero emissions by 2050 is nothing to celebrate.

Wounded Country book cover

Wounded Country is a provocative record of voices from the frontline of the land and water grab of the past two centuries, writes Tracey Carpenter.

A well attended online forum shows the growing community concern against plans for a new gas terminal project in Corio Bay. Sue Bull reports.

A coalition of groups are organising to protect parklands in Greater Sydney that are under threat from a new bill that aims to privatise land and buildings. Susan Price reports.

The Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy is commemorating those who drowned in the SIEV-X disaster, reports Dr Niko Leka

A refugee imprisoned at the Park hotel prison in Carlton told Green Left  that three refugees had tested positive for COVID-19 and that many others have symptoms. Chloe DS reports.

Students and staff are campaigning against the University of Sydney’s plans to move the Gender and Cultural Studies Department into the School of Social and Political Sciences. Adam Trumper reports.

The family of Wiradjuri, Kokatha and Wirangu man Wayne Fella Morrison, who died in custody, has forced the South Australian parliament to ban spit hoods. Markela Panegyres reports.

We're skipping lessons to teach you one

More than 10,000 students joined climate strike actions around the country, reports Alex Bainbridge and Jim McIlroy.

Binoy Kampmark argues that the shortcomings of the COVIDSafe app provide a lesson in exaggerated prowess and diminished performance.

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