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Jack Williams argues that more staff in aged care homes would immediately make a difference to the lonely lives of their elderly residents.

Matt Haubrick reports on a successful community campaign against another government attempt to introduce a draconian anti-protest law.

The rapid growth of the gig economy has swelled the coffers of the international tech giants. Isaac Nellist reports on the growing push to end the exploitative business model which allows individuals to receive little pay while braving dangerous work conditions.

Those who work in the sector told Steve O'Brien that homelessness is an emerging humanitarian crisis

Chris Slee reports that a judge dismissed a charge of “incitement” against refugee rights activist Chris Breen.

Protesters again gathered outside the ACT Supreme Court to protest the secret trial of Bernard Collaery and Witness K, reports Kerry Smith.

Barry Healy reviews a new book researching the impact and consequences of anti-Semitism during the Russian Revolution.

Political and protest albums for March 2021

Here's a look back at March's political news and the best new music that related to it. You can also listen to a podcast of this column, including all the music, here.

New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller’s proposal for an app that records consent reveals how willfully ignorant he and government MPs are about the institutionalised nature of sexual assault, writes Isaac Nellist.

The end of the JobKeeper program means that up to 500,000 jobs are at risk. Jim McIlroy argues that plenty of secure jobs could be created if there was a mass campaign to redirect public funds to expand the public sector.

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