Jim McIlroy

Unionists and students have set up picket lines at the University of Sydney in support of their claim for permanency, First Nations employment targets and reasonable workloads. Jim McIlroy reports.

The Transport Workers Union has welcomed a full bench decision by the Federal Court that Qantas’ outsourcing of nearly 2000 ground crew workers two years ago was illegal. Jim McIlroy reports.

 

An estimated 15,000 teachers rallied in Hyde Park and marched to NSW parliament to demand better pay and conditions. Jim McIlroy reports on their second strike in six months.

'Addressing Unfinished Business' film by Amanda King

A successful Dare to Struggle Film Festival (DTSFF) was held in Sydney on April 22‒23, featuring more than 50 films on a variety of campaigns, reports Jim McIlroy.

Jim McIlroy reports on Tom McDonald's long involvement in Australia’s trade union and Communist movements.

NSW bus drivers are striking to receive the same pay and conditions for the same work across the network, reports Jim McIlroy .

Protesters gathered outside the Federal Court to demand Santos withdraws its bid to try to override the Gomeroi’s opposition to a coal seam gas plant in the Pilliga Forest in north-west New South Wales. Jim McIlroy reports.

Farmers in the Namoi Valley are angry Whitehaven Coal has been given the go-ahead to expand its Narrabri mine. Jim McIlroy reports.

Jim McIlroy reports on a picnic and walk-a-thon in solidarity with Cuba that was organised by the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society.

Filmmakers Rodrigo Acuna and Nicholas Ford are aiming to have their Venezuela: The Cost of Challenging an Empire film ready in July. Jim McIlroy reports.

Dying With Dignity NSW and Go Gentle Australia and supporters of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill have pressed the case outside the NSW parliament. Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter report.

A vigil for the release of Palestinian aid worker Mohammed El Halabi was organised on April 2. Kerry Smith reports.

A scene from Blood on the Wattle

Writer/director Geoff Sykes has done a great job of re-imagining Australian rural political conflict into a modern setting with his new play, write Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter.

Thousands of NSW nurses and midwives struck for 24 hours on March 31 as part of their ongoing campaign for safe nurse-patient ratios in public hospitals, report Jim McIlroy and Niko Leka.

Jim McIlroy reports on a snap protest held just a day after the NSW Legislative Assembly rushed through laws that make disrupting roads and transport and industrial facilities punishable by up to two years’ jail.

Deadly Sports Heroes exhibition launch

Well-known Indigenous photojournalist Barbara McGrady's Deadly Sports Heroes photo exhibition was launched in Glebe on March 26, reports Jim McIlroy.

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