Alex Salmon

Ned Kelly, Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner

Michael Adams new book, Hanging Ned Kelly: Elijah Upjohn, the hangmen and the underbelly of colonial Australia, exposes how executioners were forced to do the colonial ruling classes' dirty work. Alex Salmon reviews.

Two activists from the Disrupt Burrup Hub campaign staged a protest at the Art Galley of Western Australia against Woodside Energy’s proposed Burrup Gas hub project. Alex Salmon reports.

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.

At least 6000 people gathered to show solidarity with the ongoing protests in Iran, sparked by the murder of Jina Masa Amini. Alex Salmon reports.

Soldier

The latest screen adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front, exposes the brutality, bloodshed and chaos of World War I trench warfare. Alex Salmon reviews.

Alex Salmon reviews Danielle Laidley’s 2022 memoir, Don’t Look Away, which tells the story of her life — from growing up in Perth’s northern suburbs, through to her professional football career and gender transition.

ABC Media Watch

The platforming of transphobic figures in the media, including in programs such as Media Watch, has harmful consequences for transgender and non-binary people, argue Alex Salmon and Nova Sobieralski.

Pro-choice activists protested outside an anti-abortion conference organised by Coalition in Defence of Human Life. Alex Salmon reports.

Those claiming that “activist” athletes are “mixing sports with politics” support a different type of politics. Alex Salmon argues we need to support  brave players demanding their club not be used to enhance the reputation of corporations.

More than 500 people rallied to show their solidarity with the pro-democracy movement that has erupted in Iran. Alex Salmon reports.

The privately-run Indue Cashless Card has been scrapped, although some communities in the NT will still be forced to use a cashless debit card. Alex Salmon reports.

Seven thousand public workers rallied outside the Western Australian Parliament House to demand a 5% pay rise. Alex Salmon reports.

Labor’s move to scrap the Cashless Debit Card is welcomed, but it must also abandon the paternalistic Basics Card, which largely affects those living in the NT. Alex Salmon reports.

More than 100 members of Western Australia’s Tigrayan community marched on July 8 to protest the war being waged against Tigray since November 2020. Alex Salmon reports.

Alex Salmon reviews Elvis, Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic which explores the life and music of the global cultural icon known as the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.

Four hundred people rallied outside the US Consulate to protest the United States Supreme Court decision to strike down the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling. Alex Salmon reports.

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