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Anti-racism protesters want the colonialist 'Encounters 2020/21' project to be ditched reports Jim McIlroy.

The RTBU announced on February 28 that its delegates and members had unanimously endorsed an in-principle agreement for a new enterprise agreement with Yarra Trams, reports Leo Crnogorcevic.

Five hundred people joined a protest on February 24 organised by People for Assange and the Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition calling for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be set free.

It was part of an international day of action to coincide with the beginning of legal proceedings in Britain, launched by the United States government that wants to extradite Assange to face trumped-up espionage charges.

Peter Dutton pretends not to know his right from his left. But, as Peter Boyle argues, facts have never been his strong point.

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A climate action protest in Sydney on February 22.

The WA Labor government and oil and gas giant Woodside Petroleum support the call for net zero emissions by 2050. But beware of the climate change fakers, writes Sam Wainwright.

If you walked past a Brisbane newsstand on the morning of February 27, you may have noticed it was a little bare. That’s because three activists were elbow-deep in cement-filled barrels the night before, blockading the exit of News Corp's Murarrie printing press, writes Cassidy Chapman.

After a community campaign, Blacktown City Council, in Sydney's west, has become the latest local council to declare a climate emergency, reports Susan Price.

A climate action protest in Sydney on February 22.

We need to ensure that coal-mining communities are part of the renewable energy future, argues former steel worker Steve O’Brien.

Sue Bolton asks why, the day after Rowan Baxter brutally incinerated his ex-partner Hannah Clarke and their children, the detective in charge of the investigation could publicly query whether the “husband” had been “driven too far”.

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