Refugees and supporters protested outside the Department of Immigration in Sydney on August 12 to demand a fair process, permanent protection and family reunion pathways.
On August 9, university students organised climate action protests in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
In Perth, 300 climate activists marched through the city and rallied outside oil and gas giant Chevron’s headquarters chanting “Chevron get off it, our climate is not profit.”
Chevron operates the Gorgon Gas Project in Western Australia, one of the largest natural gas plants in the world.
in Melbourne, more than 500 students and climate activists marched through the rain from the State Library to GHD’s Melbourne offices.
Sydney’s Kurdish community held a protest on Yazidi Genocide Remembrance Day, August 3.
Islamic State began a campaign of massacres and kidnapping of Yazidis in the city of Shengal, Iraq, on that day five years ago.
The Yazidi people are still waiting for peace and justice.
Hundreds of LGBTI activists rallied against the federal government’s religious exemptions bill, in Sydney on August 3.
The bill would enshrine the right of religious organisations to discriminate against members of the LGBTI community.
Latin American solidarity activists rallied for peace and justice in Colombia, in Sydney on August 3.
Speakers called for an end to the killings of social leaders. More than 600 social leaders, including indigenous land rights activists and human rights advocates, have been killed since 2016.
Photos and stories of many of the activists were displayed in Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay.
The action was organised by United for Colombia and included a cultural festival of music, dance, theatre and poetry.
Stop Adani activists blockaded Adani’s Abbot Point Road on July 22.
Thousands of refugee rights activists, in more than 20 protests around the country, filled streets chanting “Six years too long, bring them here” on July 20.
Australia remains a world leader in cruelty towards refugees, writes Zebedee Parkes.
The Sudanese community and supporters turned out across Australia on June 22 and 30 in support of the revolution in Sudan.
Rallies in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney have featured energetic dancing, poetry and singing, with protesters chanting “Peace, justice, freedom in Sudan” and “End the killings now”.
Many asylum seekers had hoped a Labor government, having supported the medical evacuation law (Medivac) and agreed to accept New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 people a year, would mean an end to six years of torture. The election result has killed that hope, writes Zebedee Parkes.