Darren Saffin

Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton believes that state and federal Labor government attacks on pro-Palestine protesters is a “sure sign” they have lost hearts and minds over Israel’s war on Gaza. Darren Saffin reports.

Socialist Alliance Merri-bek councillor Sue Bolton wants Labor to abandon the move from proportional representation to single-member wards. Darren Saffin reports.

 

Film director Ken Loach on set

Darren Saffin reviews Ken Loach's film The Old Oak, which is set in a dying northern English village following the arrival of Syrian refugee families.

Campaigners presented a petition calling on Labor to fulfil its human rights obligations to install accessible tram stops along Sydney Road. Darren Saffin reports.

Residents called on Labor to stand by the northern suburbs and acquire the site to ensure the future of Preston Market. Darren Saffin reports.

Sydney Road was blocked by campaigners calling for accessible tram stops before any more level crossing removal works are undertaken on the Upfield line. Darren Saffin reports.

Protester holds sign reading 'Stop the war machine: Save our planet!'

Labor’s commitment to tax cuts for the rich and the $368 billion submarine deal means that even more funding will be cut from already stretched health, aged care, education and welfare services. Darren Saffin reports.

Sign with a no nuclear symbol that reads 'nuclear free zone'

Motivated by federal Labor’s decision to spend billions on nuclear-powered submarines, Merri-bek Council passed a motion declaring the local government area a nuclear free zone. Darren Saffin reports.

In a win for those opposed to inappropriate development, Merri-bek council has rejected a proposed apartment building that would have blocked a neighbour’s access to sunlight. Darren Saffin reports.

Hundreds of trans rights supporters demonstrated their solidarity and opposition to transphobic agitator Kellie-Jay Keen Minshull’s speaking engagement at Parliament House. Darren Saffin reports.

The closure of the traditional opportunity shop means the losers are people who can least afford it, argues Darren Saffin.

A ceremony marking the 181st anniversary of the execution of freedom fighters was held at the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner monument on the corner of Victoria and Franklin Streets. Darren Saffin reports.