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Train drivers working in Rio Tinto’s Pilbara iron ore division escalated their campaign for a union collective agreement by holding two consecutive 12-hour stoppages starting at midday on October 22.
A public statement endorsed by 40 of Australia’s leading environmental scientists warns that the global economic crisis must not be allowed to detract from action to halt global warming. The letter was published on crikey.com.au on October 21.
Activists in Cairns have stepped up their blockade actions in the last two weeks to stop the partial demolition of the Cairns Yacht Club building and its removal from its site beside Trinity Inlet.
SYDNEY — A resolution put by Jonathan Doig from the Sutherland Climate Action Network and passed unanimously at the NSW Nature Conservation Council (NCC) annual conference on October 18 states, "The climate crisis has reached the level of a state
Around 60 Cuba solidarity activists gathered outside the United States consulate in the CBD on October 25.
You must have noticed that the Christmas decorations are rapidly spreading all over the shopping malls, not so subtly signalling another season of extreme shopping and extreme credit card abuse.
SYDNEY— "This is the worst NSW government since [1965-1975 premier Robert] Askin", veteran militant unionist and conservationist Jack Mundey told about 1200 people attending the Rally Against Inappropriate Development in Hyde Park on October 19.
In the October 18 ACT Legislative Assembly elections the ALP suffered a massive 9.4% swing against it. The Greens picked up more than 6% of that swing and have increased their seats in the 17-member assembly from one to at least three.
More than 100 people gathered at the Woodville Town Hall on October 14 to hear speakers opposed to the proposed Cheltenham Park Racecourse redevelopment.
CAIRNS — Members of the Socialist Alliance in Cairns and Townsville launched a Northern Queensland branch of SA on October 15.

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