Kerry Smith

Protesters outside the Downing Centre court in Sydney on May 31 denounced the prosecution of Stephen Langford for his “close the camps” graffiti. Langford, representing himself, was found guilty by Magistrate Julie Huber, who rejected the “duress” defence and ordered him to pay $2421.

A Queensland magistrate has declared that climate change is not an extraordinary emergency, in finding an anti-Adani protester guilty of three charges related to his blockading of coal trains.

The Queensland Coordinator General has recommended Pembroke Resources' new Olive Downs coal project be allowed to leave three un-rehabilitated pit voids on the Isaac River flood plain after the mine closes.

More than 60 scientists and experts have signed an open letter to the next Parliament of Australia, calling for the government to make urgent action on climate change a top priority for the 46th Parliament of Australia.

A WaterNSW submission to the ongoing Independent Expert Panel into Mining in Sydney’s Catchment has highlighted the destructive impact coal mining is having on the Sydney Water Catchment Area.

It called for curbs on two big coal mines in Sydney's catchment, saying millions of litres of water are being lost daily and environmental impacts are likely breaching approval conditions.

School Strike 4 Climate activists walked out of school and rallied outside the offices of Labor and Liberal politicians on May 3.

Thousands of construction workers walked off the job and marched through Sydney on May 1.

A protest was held outside the US consulate in Sydney to mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3. Protesters called for the release of whistleblower journalist Julian Assange and opposed his threatened extradition to the United States.

Socialist Alliance NSW Senate candidate Joel McAlear, who grew up in a working-class family in the Illawarra, said the new gas hub slated for Port Kembla is a step in the wrong direction.

Refugee rights activists rallied outside Sydney's Downing Court Centre on Feb 26. They were supporting activist Stephen Langford who fronted charges of painting a refugee rights slogan.

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