Steve O'Brien

The NSW Public Service Association is the latest union to challenge the New South Wales government’s 2.5% wage cap. Steve O'Brien reports.

Thousands marched in the annual Palm Sunday’s walk for justice for refugees in Melbourne. Supporters of refugee rights also took to the streets in Canberra and Newcastle. Chloe DS, Elizabeth Trenchos, Paul Oboohov and Steve O'Brien report.

Unionists and their families rallied for secure jobs on February 19. Steve O'Brien reports

Community-minded people can successfully challenge powerful interests, and the governments that serve them, to create communities that are sustainable, affordable, socially just and inclusive, writes Steve O'Brien.

CFMEU members are campaigning for an enterprise agreement, three years after the old one expired. Steve O'Brien reports.

An eleventh-hour reprieve has saved the Hamilton Community Pantry, reports Steve O'Brien.

In the Hunter, workers and communities are having an urgent discussion on their economy, jobs and its environmental impact, writes Steve O'Brien.

 

Those who work in the sector told Steve O'Brien that homelessness is an emerging humanitarian crisis

Protests to demand jobs and a safe environment are still necessary or we face the recurring nightmare of last summer's bushfires, argues Steve O'Brien.

Electric buses, retrofitting buildings, green aluminium smelters, offshore wind generation and mine rehabilitation are among the job creation ideas being proposed by a new union-environment alliance, reports Steve O'Brien.

A climate action protest in Sydney on February 22.

We need to ensure that coal-mining communities are part of the renewable energy future, argues former steel worker Steve O’Brien.

CFMEU organiser Mark Cross. Photo: Extinction Rebellion

A strategy to promote union participation in the climate movement will draw us one step closer to finishing off PM Scott Morrison and moving to a sustainable future.

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Over the past 150 years, Hunter Workers has continued to be a voice for regional needs that has promoted a broad social vision.

Bryce Gaudry, one of those rare politicians who put the public before personal interests, passed away on October 5.

An Anti-Poverty Week rally in Perth in 2008.

All of us know someone who is worse off than ourselves. Chances are that person is someone barely surviving on the Newstart Allowance.

The City of Newcastle Council passed a resolution “Recognising there is Global Climate Emergency and the urgent need for real action on climate change” on May 28.

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