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Two thousand people took over a major roadway in Brisbane on a Friday night, standing and sitting in. The action is likely to be the prelude to future disruption in the city if approval for the Adani coal mine is not withdrawn.

The rally first heard from a range of speakers, including Wangan and Jagalingou spokesperson Adrian Burragubba; MUA Qld state secretary Bob Carnegie; and organisers with University Students for Climate Action, Front-Line Action on Coal and others.

500 people gathered in King George Square to reaffirm opposition to the Adani mine in the wake of the federal election. The Queensland government is rushing headlong into fast tracking the mine which would be a climate pollution disaster.

The march proceeded into the Queen St Mall - where protest is basically prohibited - in a sign of preparedness to take whatever steps are necessary to end this mine and to avert a climate catastrophe.

Ted was a committed trade unionist, with a hunger for knowledge and a desire to both understand and change the world.

Refugee rights activists rallied outside home affairs minister Peter Dutton’s electorate office in Queensland on May 11. They are hoping Dutton will lose his seat at the federal election on May 18.

The Refugee Action Collective (RAC) got a good response from passers-by outside Peter Dutton's office at what they hoped would be the last rally for refugee rights on May 11.

Prominent Aboriginal elder Wayne Wharton is making a tilt for the senate in Queensland this election, campaigning on issues such as justice for Aboriginal people, justice reinvestment and an improved aged care system.

Wharton told Green Left Weekly: “The systems that we’ve had for the last 230 years is broken, they’re useless.”

These include the legal system which, he says, is based on a “feudal system of punishment” instead of rehabilitation, and the two-party system, in which the big parties have become dominated by “top-end-of-town corruption”.

This powerful poem was dilivered by Parker at the May 3 #SchoolStrike action in Brisbane outside Liberal MP Trevor Evans' electorate office.

Hundreds gathered outside Trevor Evans office in Brisbane as one of the dozens of climate actions called by school strikers to demand genuine climate action ahead of the election.

Sex workers in Queensland are campaigning to decriminalise sex work 30 years after this was recommended by the Fitzgerald Inquiry into state police corruption.

Aran Mylvaganam from the Tamil Refugee Council speaking at the Brisbane Palm Sunday rally 14 April 2019.

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