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Prime Minister Scott Morrison had nothing to announce at the US-initiated World Leaders Climate Summit, reports Pip Hinman.

Stephen Langford reports on a well-attended meeting in support of the self-determination struggle in West Papua.

King tides and climate change have become survival issues for the world’s coastal cities, writes Rob Pyne.

Chloe de Silva reports on the growing grassroots campaign for nine refugees to be released from indefinite detention in Darwin.

The withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan is a welcome development. But, as Alex Bainbridge argues, it doesn’t mean that the warmongers in Canberra and Washington have been defeated.

The third Green Left-hosted feminist and LGBTIQ tour was a hit, reports Kerry Smith.

The PM's sacking of Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate has refocused attention on his efforts to privatise the public entity, writes Jim McIlroy.

Questions are being asked about why energy giant AGL is being allowed to get away with designating a pitiful amount of funds to rehabilitate its coal-fired power stations and coal seam gas operations, writes Zane Alcorn.

Margaret Gleeson reports that despite the drop in electricity generation from some coal-fired power stations, the Environmental Justice Alliance has found little change in the amount of toxic emissions being emitted. 

Sue Bull was on a bus from Canberra to Sydney’s Darling Harbour, 23 years ago, to take part in one of the most significant industrial disputes in recent history — the attack on the Maritime Union of Australia. Here, she reflects on the power of solidarity.

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