Australia

Australia is not well prepared for the new COVID-19 wave because public health took a hit over the first two years of the pandemic. Alex Bainbridge canvasses measures that could keep us safe.

PM Anthony Albanese’s decision to keep controversial senior public servant Mike Pezzullo on as home affairs secretary doesn’t bode well for those hoping for progressive change, argues Paul Gregoire.

New South Wales Greens MP Abigail Boyd told Suzanne James that NSW Labor has abandoned its base, ignoring the wave of concern about climate change that obliterated the federal Coalition government.

Pro Choice Cairns and March 4 Justice Cairns organised a well-attended rally and march for abortion rights. Angela Walker reports.

Namarali tells the story of Worrorra man Donny (Yorna) Woolagoodja's project to replenish and renew Worrorra tradition and pass on this knowledge to young Worrorra people, writes Barry Healy.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised to renew Australia’s standing in the region at the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji. However, Peter Boyle argues it's not looking good given the country's record and projections on climate and militarisation.

Workers at the Better Read Than Dead bookshop in Newtown have won a landmark enterprise agreement. Isaac Nellist reports.

New federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek is being asked to reconsider nearly all new coal and gas proposals awaiting federal approval. Cam Walker reports.

Beware powerful people who claim that democratic governments in the United States, Britain and Australia administer justice always according to some time-honoured principle about rules of law, argues Stuart Rees.

Maritime workers, who recently made a daring rescue of 21 seafarers in wild seas off Australia's east coast, are fighting to maintain their pay and conditions against Svitzer Tugs attempts to cut them. Jim McIlroy reports.

Tim Cumins, the father of imprisoned environmentalist Max Cumins, has called for his son and activist Tim Neville to be released from Silverwater jail. Rachel Evans reports.

Close Don Dale NOW! activist Natalie Hunter has denounced that “our kids are crying out for help and it is falling on apathetic ears”. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Kaepernick & America portrays a person of courage and commitment while revealing the racist sickness at the heart of US culture, writes Barry Healy.

The latest episode of the Green Left Show focuses on trans rights, and features Charlie Murphy and Nova Sobieralski.

An estimated 5000 people took part in the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee march, reports Sue Bolton.

Climate activist Jay Larbalestier narrowly avoided jail time for the offence of blocking peak hour traffic on Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Susan Price reports.

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