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The Refugee Action Collective organised a protest in Brisbane on November 9 to save the Medevac bill. The Medevac legislation applies to around 600 refugees in PNG and Nauru. It means that refugees who need medical care can receive it without political interference. The government plans to repeal the bill but doesn't seem to have the numbers to do so at this point.

Elections ahead

The proposed law will raise the amount of government funding political parties receive for campaigning purposes while placing tighter restrictions on individual and third-party donations.

A vibrant protest of hundreds of people gathered in Brisbane Australia on October 26 to express solidarity with the burgeoning people's movement in Chile. This video shows the demands of that movement.

Hundreds of people took part in a mass blockade of the William Jolly Bridge — a major river crossing in Brisbane — on the final day of the #SpringRebellion week on October 11.

I was one of the hundreds of people who took part in the action by Extinction Rebellion calling for genuine climate action. Approximately 50 of us were arrested.

Queensland’s Labor government has secretly extinguished Wangan and Jagalingou native title rights over the Galilee Basin in its latest act of fawning support for Indian mining giant Adani.

Hundreds of people marched through Brisbane on August 28 in opposition to the Queensland Labor government’s proposed anti-protest laws.

A four-hour standoff turned violent when pro-China students at the University of Queensland (UQ) confronted students supportive of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong on July 24, with some Hong Kong students now fearing for their safety after receiving death threats.

A huge day of civil disobedience in Brisbane achieved its goal of disrupting business as usual to highlight the need for urgent climate action. This video includes the voices of some of those who took part.

An August 1 protest outside the Brisbane headquarters of GHD Engineering — the company planning to build Adani's mine. Protesters called on the company to terminate its connection with Adani. They also promised to repeat their protests and disruption if GHD continues with the climate-destroying project.

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