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Despite the NSW government’s admission that essential workplaces are key sites of COVID-19 transmission, it has done little to address workers’ concerns. Isaac Nellist spoke to a packer at Woolworths.

Hans Baer reviews a new book by former Greens senator Scott Ludlam.

The fight for women’s rights and against gendered violence is union business, says the Socialist Alliance.

Maritime Union of Australia members employed by Qube marked 40 days of industrial action for health and safety provisions in their workplace agreement. Alex Salmon reports.

Walter Kaufman was his own man, a survivor, ‘at home in homelessness’. Vivienne Porzsolt recalls the remarkable life of a left-wing writer and unionist.

 

The decision to join the United States’ invasion of Afghanistan was made by one man. Joel MacKay argues that any decision to go to war should be made only after exhaustive scrutiny.

This week, the Prime Minister made clear his distain for women's right to feel safe in the home and at work by adopting only half the recommendations of a ground-breaking report. Zeta Henderson reports. 

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Rights activists have condemned the use of non-lethal weapons against anti-lockdown protesters. Shane Pemmelaar reports.

Clayne Crawford, Sepideh Moafi and Chris Coy in the bleak but stunning The Killing of Two Lovers

Barry Healy reviews an intense and stunning thriller written and directed by Robert Machoian, set in the Utah mountains.

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up many surprises, but none as sickening as the political right pretending to care about people’s mental health, argues Dechlan Brennan.

Wangan and Jagalingou representative Adrian Burragubba told an online rally that the Queensland government has refused to meet with First Nations elders. Jim McIlroy reports.

Without permanent protection the family is in danger of being forcibly returned to Sri Lanka where they will face persecution, torture and possibly death. Alex Salmon reports.

The NTEU welcomed a Federal Court decision confirming that University of Sydney staff have a legal right to be protected from disciplinary action when exercising intellectual freedom. Jeffrey Khoo reports.

Government neglect is to blame for the COVID-19 crisis disproportionately affecting First Nations communities in regional New South Wales. Rachel Evans, Paul Oboohov, Coral Wynter report.

Workers are being put in harm's way and the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union and Living Incomes for Everyone want that to change. Isaac Nellist reports.

A social housing estate in Sydney's Inner West run by Mission Australia was put into hard lockdown on September 2, without the residents being given any warning. Rachel Evans reports.

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