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Inner West Council has joined First Nations communities in opposing Origin's fracking plans in the NT, reports Pip Hinman.

Jonathan Strauss writes that many university workers are questioning the National Tertiary Education Union's leadership during the COVID-19 crisis, sparking a debate among members about the union's strategy to protect workers' conditions.

Attorney-General Christian Porter has made it easier for employers to take advantage of the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, writes Lisbeth Latham.

The international day of workers’ struggle, May 1, is going ahead in Sydney with a safe union-led car cavalcade, writes Jim McIlroy.

Indigenous communities are stepping up their campaign for urgent support and resources to protect vulnerable people against COVID-19, reports Emma Murphy.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is trying to undermine state premiers and teachers and pit parents against teachers during the COVID-19 lockdown, write Mary Merkenich and David Linden.

Historically, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has been a leader in championing stronger safety guidelines. It needs to step up now during the COVID-19 emergency, writes Zane Alcorn.

Despite economic uncertainties caused by COVID-19, dock workers in Melbourne have overwhelmingly rejected a non-union enterprise agreement offered by management, reports Sue Bull.

More than 100 refugees are detained in the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel in Brisbane after being brought to Australia from Manus or Nauru for medical reasons.

More than 70 people attended an online meeting organised by the Refugee Action Collective to discuss the global struggles of refugees, reports Chris Slee.

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