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Students at Monash University have successfully campaigned to force the administration to put students’ needs and rights first, reports Leo Crnogorcevic.

Therapy session

Community mental health services in a large regional hospital have been severely reduced, just as they are needed more than ever, reports Kerry Smith.

There is no disguising the United States' right wing push for corporate profits above human life. The ruling elite in Australia has the same priority, but it is a little more subtle, argues Alex Bainbridge.

Virgin and Qantas planes

The federal government's determination to pursue a market solution not only jeopardises Virgin employees' jobs, it flies in the face of finding an ecological solution to long-distance travel, argues Jim McIlroy.

The glaring lack of emergency accommodation for those escaping domestic violence during the COVID-19 lockdown is hitting people of all genders, but for trans and male-bodied people the options are sparse, writes Liv Petrakis.

There is a growing spate of racist attacks on people of Asian appearance. Peter Boyle spoke to community leaders about how they are starting to fight back.

Health workers protest outside White House

Workers are increasingly being pressured to expose themselves to COVID-19 to save businesses and the economy, writes Pip Hinman.

Cover of Manufacturing happy citizens how the science and industry of happiness control our lives

Sociology and critical theory are at their best when they reveal anew what we take most for granted. Who in their right mind would have anything critical to say about happiness? Edgar Cabanas and Eva Illouz certainly do in Manufacturing Happy Citizens, writes Gwenael Velge.

Ruby Princess crew members are still aboard the virus-ridden ship, reports Jim McIlroy, but the Maritime Union of Australia is fighting for their rights.

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

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