Kathy Fairfax

Workers at the Woolworths Distribution Centre at Wyong have voted to accept an improved offer from their employer and return to work, reports Kathy Fairfax.

The Gumbaynggirr Conservation Group has forced the New South Wales Forestry Corporation to stop logging prime koala habitat in four bushfire ravaged state forests, reports Kathy Fairfax.

The UWU says that the Woolworths Distribution Centre at Wyong in NSW is using its COVID-19 plan to lock out workers without disrupting the supply chain, reports Kathy Fairfax.

In a wide-ranging talk, Sparrow traced the history of modern fascism, from Oswald Mosley through the anti-immigrant movements of the 1960s to the internet-based fascist movement of today.

Nowhere in the world do women have the same rights and opportunities as men. Internationally, women are becoming poorer and ever more oppressed, writes Kathy Fairfax.

Climate and renewable energy activists are furious that the federal and Victorian governments are throwing $100 million into a dubious “clean energy” pilot project to produce hydrogen from brown coal in the Latrobe Valley.

The $500 million demonstration plant is at AGL’s Loy Yang power station and mine near Traralgon. It is being built to develop the technology to gassify brown coal and will produce up to three tonnes of hydrogen in its first year. It is expected to create about 400 jobs.  

Protesters gathered outside the Sydney studio where Channel Seven broadcasts its breakfast show Sunrise on March 16.

They were there to express their outrage at comments made by two panellists, neither of whom are Indigenous, on the show on March 13. They, and many on social media, objected when one, who had no experience in child welfare or Indigenous affairs, argued the Stolen Generations were justified because Indigenous children were being abused by their parents and a second Stolen Generation was needed.

Scientists and conservationists have called on the federal government to strengthen Australia’s national environment laws, chiefly the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBCA).

Regular readers of Green Left Weekly will sometimes admit their favourite part of the paper is Carlo’s Corner, the semi-regular satirical column by comic writer and performer Carlo Sands.

In a paper filled with heavy and even gloomy topics, people appreciate the chance to laugh — especially at the seemingly all-powerful forces who presume to be our betters yet cause so much pain.

“No joke can change the world, or really anything at all,” Sands says, ahead of his stand up show Inspired? at the Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival.

Homelessness is a growing problem in Australia.

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