Long-term Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has been returned to the position in the local government elections, along with four others from her Independent Team. Andrew Chuter reports.
There is a strong mood for progressive change in the inner west, as the demerger vote and swings to Greens and Labor show. Andrew Chuter reports.
Mental health workers Dr Nikola Leka and Sarah Ellyard spoke to Green Left about the mental health crisis exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The harrowing global effects of COVID-19 have been accompanied by a crisis in mental health, with levels of psychological distress and demand for mental health services growing exponentially. Tom Eccles reports that young people are especially at risk.
The COVID-19 catastrophe presents a challenge of planetary proportions. You would expect it would elicit a response drawing on all our skills, compassion and collective resources. But Andrew Smart argues we are seeing the opposite.
Gomeroi man Raymond “Bubbly” Weatherall, on behalf of the custodians of the Narrabri-Pilliga region in NSW, has called for the fight against government and private gas plants to continue. Jim McIlroy reports.
A protest outside the David Malcolm Justice Centre was part of the campaign in support of the National Suicide Prevention and Recovery Project. Alex Salmon reports.
Plasterboard workers at CSR Gyprock in Yarraville who are continuing their campaign for a 4% pay rise are receiving a lot of union support. Chevy McBride reports.
Pat O’Shane, a Kuku Yalanji woman from Mossman, will run for the Socialist Alliance in the Far North Queensland seat of Leichhardt. Jonathan Strauss reports.
Another Feminist Walking tour heard from a range of feminist speakers. Rachel Evans reports.
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union is calling for a quota on Australian-built infrastructure to put commuter and workers' safety first. Jim McIlroy reports.
Mary Merkenich reviews Maree Roberts’ entertaining novel about Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky’s sister Olga Kameneva.
A new family code that provides for same-sex marriage is being discussed by Cuba’s legislature, the National Assembly of People's Power, before it goes to a popular referendum, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.
It is fittingly monstrous that the decision to extradite Julian Assange was handed down the same day the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to two journalists, Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, writes Binoy Kampmark.
With more than 88% of the votes counted, 63% of Sydney's Inner West residents voted “Yes” to demerge and re-establish the former councils of Ashfield, Marrickville and Leichhardt, reports Andrew Chuter.
Suzanne James speaks to Shayne Higson, Vice President of Dying With Dignity NSW, about the historic passing of the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 through the NSW Legislative Assembly