Kerry Smith

Community opposition to the secret AUKUS nuclear submarine deal is growing. Kerry Smith reports.

The Australian Lawyers Alliance has renewed calls to decriminalise cannabis use, saying Victorian Labor must shift away from law enforcement and punishment. Kerry Smith reports.

National Tertiary Education Union members went on strike at the University of Newcastle and UTS for job security, manageable workloads, fair pay and for casuals to be given permanent contracts. Steve O'Brien and Kerry Smith report.

 

Protesters demanded AUKUS be scrapped on September 16, a year since it was signed. Kerry Smith reports.

Frack Free WA protested outside the Hyatt Regency where a fracking conference was being held. Kerry Smith reports.

Protesters rallied in Tweed Heads, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie on National Threatened Species Day. Kerry Smith reports.

Nurses strike

New South Wales nurses and midwives took strike action across the state for mandated safe nurse-to-patient ratios and better pay and conditions. Kerry Smith reports.

Anti-war and peace protesters from Stop AUKUS-WA protested the Indian Ocean Defence and Security Conference. Kerry Smith reports.

Twenty three Victorian councils have already, or are intending to, privatise their aged-care service since the federal government changed its funding model. Kerry Smith reports.

Exercise Pitch Black further entrenches Australia with the United States' war drive, the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network says. Kerry Smith reports.

Peace Action Meanjin disrupted a science, technology, engineering and math education and defence conference to call for weapons companies to be banned from primary and secondary schools. Kerry Smith reports.

Gatherings marked the anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, calling on Labor to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, scrap AUKUS and bring Julian Assange home. Kerry Smith reports.

Protesters gathered at Parliament House to demand the Labor government apply diplomatic pressure to the British and United States governments to drop the political case against Julian Assange. Kerry Smith reports.

Protests for abortion access in Australia were organised on the weekend of July 5–6 in several cities. Kerry Smith reports.

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus' decision to drop the prosecution of Bernard Collaery has been widely welcomed. Kerry Smith reports.

 

Thousands of people rallied and marched around Australia on July 1 and 2 in solidarity with the United States campaign to defend abortion rights. Kerry Smith reports.

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