Niko Leka

Kurdish Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani launched his new book at UNSW, telling a packed-out audience that thousands of refugees are still in limbo. Niko Leka reports.

In the first contested election in the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Union since 2003, John-Paul Marx, who ran on “A Smarter Union” ticket, received 38.7% of the vote. Niko Leka reports.

Margaret McLellan travelled to East Timor, visited refugees in the Villawood Detention Centre and was involved in the Saint Vincent de Paul Society and Christians for Peace. Steve O'Brien and Niko Leka reflect on her life.

Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy organised a ceremony to mark the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the tragic sinking of SIEV-X 21 years ago. Niko Leka reports.

Nurses taking action at Westmead Hospital on September 1.

New South Wales Labor decided in May that it no longer supports its 2015 and 2019 policy for mandated nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals. Niko Leka reports.

The first day of the Ecosocialism 2022 conference brought together many activists involved in climate, union and solidarity campaigns in Newcastle. Niko Leka reports.

The New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association will have its first openly contested leadership election since 2003 in October. Niko Leka reports.

Students deserve better

Teachers demanded better pay and conditions at state-wide rally, describing their workload as "beyond unsustainable", reports Niko Leka.

Newcastle bus drivers are campaigning for a 7% pay rise over two years. Niko Leka reports.

The Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy screened Ithaka, a film about Julian Assange, with his father John Shipton a keynote speaker. Niko Leka reports.

Activists blockaded Newcastle Port, the world’s biggest coal port, on April 24. Niko Leka reports.

Suzanne James spoke to Socialist Alliance candidate for the NSW Senate Dr Niko Leka about refugee and asylum seeker policy, addressing the climate crisis and the need for universal health care.

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.

Five hundred people called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to implement changes to stop gendered and domestic violence against women. Niko Leka reports.

A new exhibition honouring the green bans movement opened in Newcastle on February 25, reports Niko Leka.

Following Origin Energy's decision to close Eraring coal-fired power station early, calls are growing for a federal transition plan. Niko Leka reports.

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