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Australia’s adversarial justice system effectively puts the victim/survivor on trial and retraumatises them all over again. Zeta Henderson argues urgent changes are needed.

Climate activists rallied to defend the right to protest and to free Violet CoCo, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for blocking one lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Isaac Nellist reports.

Getting the Victorian government back in the game on energy ownership is good policy and appears to have been widely welcomed in the elections, argues Cam Walker.

ITUC 2022

Almost 1000 delegates representing more than two hundred workers’ organisations in more than 120 countries gathered in Melbourne for the International Trade Union Confederation's 5th World Congress, reports Ron Guy.

Protesters gathered outside the Perth Magistrates Court to protest the 15-month prison sentence handed to climate activist Violet CoCo for blocking traffic in Sydney. Alex Salmon reports.

Nursing union activist and Socialist Alliance member Chris Jenkins explains the dispute between the Australia Nursing Federation WA and the WA government on the latest Green Left Show.

Sovereign cinema

Sovereign Cinema, part of Melbourne's Environmental Film Festival, is a one-day mini-festival on December 10, reports Kerry Smith.

Senior Tiwi Lawman Dennis Tipakalippa, Carol Puruntatameri and lawyer Jordina Rust after the Federal

The Federal Court has dismissed Santos’ appeal against the finding that the oil and gas corporation had failed to consult Traditional Owners on the Barossa gas project in the Timor Sea. Pip Hinman reports.

Federal public servants will start enterprise bargaining from next May after receiving only small pay rises throughout the nine years of Coalition government. Stanley Blair reports.

Person at a shooting range

Firearms Prohibition Orders are supposed to target organised crime. But are they just another way for police to search and detain without cause and accountability, asks Suzanne James?

“The Australian Defence Exports Office is a gift from the government to the weapons’ corporations,” Miriam Torzillo told protesters outside its office. Paul Oboohov reports.

Climate campaigner Violet CoCo and supporters outside court

Climate activist Violet CoCo has been sentenced to 15 month’s prison for blocking vehicles, possessing a bright light distress signal and refusing to comply with police directions, reports Rachel Evans.

Climate activists talked to customers going into the Newtown branch of the National Australia Bank about helping stop the bank funding Whitehaven Coal's expansion. Jim McIlroy reports.

Activist holding sign that reads ‘No Narrabri gasfield’ at a November 12 climate rally in Sydney

Climate Coalition Sydney organised a forum that heard from four union and environmental activists fighting against the Australian government’s fossil fuel expansionism. David Killingly reports.

'My Father's Brother' by Nyaparu (William) Gardiner

Barry Healy reviews two Perth art exhibitions exploring the Australian landscape as seen through the eyes of invading capitalism and surviving Aboriginality.

A sticker reading #FreeAssange

Anthony Albanese publicly revealed that he had been lobbying the Joseph Biden administration to stop proceedings against Julian Assange, reports Binoy Kampmark.

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