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Environmental activists rallied in Melbourne and Sydney on August 25 in response to fires destroying the Amazon rainforest.

Aboriginal rights activists and supporters marched through Sydney on August 21 demanding justice and for an end to Black deaths in custody.

Extinction Rebellion activists continue to hold disruptive actions around Australia.

University students and supporters rally in Sydney on August 20 against sexual violence on campus and call on univerist administrations to do more to stop it.

Extinction Rebellion and Stop Adani activists occupied the Sydney offices of Adani contractor GHD on August 13.

Activists are calling on the global engineering company to cut ties with Adani.

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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.

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.

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.

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