Australia

Climate activists rallied to send a message to the Labor government that its recently legislated target of 43% emissions cuts by 2030 is not enough to avert catastrophic climate change. Peter Boyle reports.

Sydney's Hiroshima Day rally called on the Anthony Albanese Labor government to scrap the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarines deal and sign the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Peter Boyle reports.

It is abundantly clear that billionaires run parliament. To take them on, we must build a party and movement capable of improving people’s lives outside the cycle of electoral politics, argues Max Chandler-Mather

The Australian Greens, with their biggest ever parliamentary caucus, are laying out plans for progressive change. Alex Bainbridge and Pip Hinman report.

Despite the Treasurer saying workers’ wages are not to blame for inflation, the government is not coming up with solutions to address wage stagnation, argues Jacob Andrewartha.

Government inaction in the face of a warming climate, developer greed and poor planning are to blame for the catastrophic impacts of recent floods in New South Wales, argues Ben Radford.

A Drum Rebellion-organised action outside Tanya Plibersek’s office urged her to protect kangaroos. Jesse Holly reports.

The billions of dollars wasted on military spending and tax cuts for the rich should be used to fund renewables, argues Peter Boyle

Jonathan Sriranganathan discusses what it mean for a political party to follow the principle of “grassroots participatory democracy”.

Left organisations and climate activist groups, including Extinction Rebellion and Friends of the Earth, mobilised hundreds of people to a united climate rally. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Trans rights campaigners say that the push to remove gender neutral language from a Medicare form sets a dangerous precedent for an already marginalised section of the population. Nova Sobieralski reports.

After being caught using facial recognition technology, three major retailers have given a meek assurance that they will “pause” their use. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Hundreds of truck drivers and their vehicles converged on Parliament House in Canberra demanding transport industry safety rules. Jim McIlroy reports.

A bill introduced by Labor MPs to overturn the 25-year ban on the ACT and NT being able to legislate voluntary assisted dying passed through the House of Representatives. Suzanne James reports.

Protesters gathered at Parliament House to demand the Labor government apply diplomatic pressure to the British and United States governments to drop the political case against Julian Assange. Kerry Smith reports.

Boris Kagarlitsky

Boris Kagarlitsky discusses the domestic factors behind Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine and the role of the left in anti-war organising.

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