Australia

A national day of protest has been called by community groups following the federal government’s push for a gas-led recovery, reports Pip Hinman.

West Papuan refugees and human rights campaigners are trying to meet government and Australian Federal Police officials to request they stop counter-insurgency training of Indonesian special forces. Kerry Smith reports.

The NSW budget claims to be about job creation but entrenches cuts to public sector workers' pay while handing windfalls to private corporations, writes Jim McIlroy.

Solidarity is being shown to Peruvians in their campaign for a new constituent assembly and justice, reports Rachel Evans.

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Police moved on an activist who chained himself to the office of Labor MP Tanya Plibersek to urge her to speak out against the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Peter Boyle reports.

The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network reports questions are being asked about a new trade deal Australia just signed that does not include commitments to labour rights or environmental protections.

Mary Merkenich writes that the long-standing sexist practice of covering up bad behaviour enables it to continue.

Refugee action

Chris Slee reports on a 150-strong, rostered protest for refugee rights outside the Mantra Hotel, where 65 refugees are being detained.

Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has introduced a much delayed federal anti-corruption bill which critics say is toothless — at least for federal politicians. Paul Gregoire reports.

Union protest

Jim McIlroy reports that nurses, teachers and other public sector workers protested the NSW Coalition government's effective wage cut imposed on COVID-19 frontline workers.

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