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Monica Harte, an experienced labour and community activist, is standing as part of the Sue Bolton Moreland Team for the Moreland council elections. Sue Bolton asked her about her motivations to run for council.

The main lesson from the disgraceful treatment of the elderly during the pandemic is that the privatisation of residential aged care must end, says Sue Bolton.

A financial scandal involving the NSW treasurer and icare insurance has been described by Unions NSW as being like a 'fictional political TV drama, but it's real life', reports Jim McIlroy.

The Federal Court has ordered the federal government to release a 68-year old detainee from detention after it determined he had a high risk of contracting COVID-19, reports Michael O’Reilly.

Ian Fleming had few pretensions about the literary merit of his James Bond novels, writes Phil Shannon.

The Maritime Union of Australia has won an important victory as the Federal Court ruled that seafarers who organised a two-month sit-in to protect their jobs had not broken the law, reports Kerry Smith.

The tragedy for the coronavirus victims in aged care could have been avoided, or greatly reduced, if authorities had implemented early calls for radical reforms to the very sick health system, writes George Zangalis.

Marking the 75th anniversary of the US nuclear attacks on Japan, anti-nuclear activists urged the federal government to ratify the prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty, reports Jim McIlroy.

Putting unelected corporate CEOs in charge of Australia's COVID-19 economic recovery makes the fight to secure a safe climate future a lot tougher, argues Paul Gregoire.

Pilliga Pottery co-founder and activist Maria Rickert says Santos must be stopped from creating a crime scene in the Pilliga State Forest, report Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter.

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