Jim McIlroy

The Bylong community is stepping up the fight to save their valley from coal mining after the Independent Planning Commission bails from defending its own negative assessment writes Jim McIlroy.

The Federal Court has ruled that the federal police raid on the ABC last year was valid. It's a new blow to media freedoms writes Jim McIlroy.

A new sports rorts scandal, involving senior levels of the Australian Public Service, highlights just how institutionalised corruption is in the federal government, writes Jim McIlroy.

Supporters of justice for Palestine condemned United States President Donald Trump’s “deal” on Palestine and Israel on February 7 in Sydney, reports Jim McIlroy.

The Gaza Surf Project aims to establish a surf life saving club in Gaza to teach lifesaving and run a Nippers program for young people. For many Palestinians, particularly children, the beach is the only playground they have left.

#SportsGate is just a modest part of an integrated government-business superstructure built on corruption.

The “Sportsgate” scandal underscores the deep-seated corruption at the heart of Scott Morrison’s Coalition government. While it has rocked the country in recent weeks, the misuse of sports grants to wealthy, Liberal-linked sporting clubs took place months before the federal election last May.

As the bushfire emergency drags on, with large parts of the country devastated, unions are demanding the government provide greater support for the firefighters, more assistance to the affected communities and to confront the climate change reality.

Around 100 people formed a circle at the Queen Victoria Building on January 5 to call for urgent government intervention on the fire emergency, support for the firefighters, and real action to combat climate change. The vigil was organised by Extinction Rebellion Sydney.

More than 1000 people attended the funeral for Wangerriburra and Birri Gubba leader Sam Watson in Musgrave Park on December 6. Watson passed away on November 26, just two weeks after his 67th birthday.

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