Chris Slee

Coroner Simon McGregor, who conducted the inquest into the death in prison of Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Nelson, said Victoria’s Bail Act needs to be “urgently” amended. Chris Slee reports.

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Chris Slee reviews Clinton Fernandes’ new book examining Australia’s alliance with United States imperialism and its role in its own region.

Nilofar told a forum by video link from Indonesia that refugees stranded there are not allowed to work or study, which has led some to suicide. Chris Slee reports.

A protest outside the office of immigration minister Andrew Giles demanded permanent visas for refugees. Chris Slee reports.

Iranian refugees are continuing their 24/7 protest demanding permanent visas outside the Immigration department. Chris Slee reports.

Union and solidarity activists protested outside the annual general meeting of Ansell because of its anti-union policies. Chris Slee reports.

A group of Iranian refugees are continuing their round-the-clock sit-in outside the Immigration Department. Chris Slee reports.

Hundreds of refugees and supporters rallied to demand permanent residency in Melbourne. Chris Slee reports.

A group of Iranian refugees have begun a sit-in outside the Melbourne office of the Department of Immigration. Chris Slee reports.

Plasterboard workers at Knauf returned to work after winning their demands for permanency and a pay rise. Chris Slee reports.

Spirits are high at the Knauf factory picket line as members of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union campaign for a decent enterprise agreement. Chris Slee reports.

CFMEU members employed by giant plasterboard manufacturer Knauf have been picketing the company’s Port Melbourne factory in support of their claim for a pay rise and permanent contacts. Chris Slee reports.

“MITA is worse than jail. People are losing their minds,” Joey Tangaloa Taualii, a prisoner in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation told a Refugee Action Collective forum. Chris Slee reports.

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Chris Slee reviews Zhun Xu's book on the history of China's agricultural collectivisation.

Refugee rights activists discussed the Labor government’s contradictory refugee policy at a recent forum. Chris Slee reports.

The Victorian Coroners Court has just completed public hearings in a coronial inquest into the death of Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Nelson. Chris Slee reports.

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