Australia

Paul Gregoire writes that Mardi Gras season is a good time to reflect on the religious freedom bills that, if passed, would undermine the rights of LGBTIQ people.

The Bylong community is stepping up its fight to save their valley from coal mining after the Independent Planning Commission bailed from defending its own negative assessment, writes Jim McIlroy.

The Federal Court ruling that the federal police raid on the ABC last year was valid is a new blow to media freedoms, argues Jim McIlroy.

Kerry Smith reports protests are being organised across Australia and globally to coincide with the start of Australian citizen Julian Assange’s extradition hearing in London on February 24. 

While many radicals attended the National Climate Emergency Summit, they were not asked to present which, as Hans A Baer writes, meant it showcased the market wing of the climate movement.

Three solidarity activists who recently returned from Venezuela addressed a meeting organised by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign in Melbourne on February 13, reports Chris Slee.

A new sports rorts scandal, involving senior levels of the Australian Public Service, highlights just how institutionalised corruption is in the federal government, writes Jim McIlroy.

More people are saying “politics is broken” and it is not hard to see why. But, as Alex Bainbridge argues, fixing the situation will require breaking the enormous power fossil fuel corporations have over the major parties.

Bullying is never okay, and certainly not from the “lunatic fringe” inner city or “scientists”, writes Carlo Sands.

The bushfire emergency has not slowed the bipartisan charge to push the planet over the climate catastrophe cliff, writes Sam Wainwright.

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