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Gifts of love and solidarity for Violet CoCo were placed under a Christmas tree, while lumps of coal were addressed to the Queensland and NSW premiers. Kerry Smith reports.

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The number of workers taking strike action has risen this year, up from record lows for a decade. University workers are a part of this movement, reports Jonathan Strauss.

Campaigns for First Nations justice, housing and international solidarity were discussed at the Festival of the Daring as part of Ecosocialism 2022. Kerry Smith reports.

Pro Choice Cairns and March 4 Justice Cairns organised a well-attended rally and march for abortion rights. Angela Walker reports.

Socialist Alliance’s Far North Queensland branch took up the challenge posed by the conservative strongholds of Warren Entsch and Bob Katter in Far North Queensland and helped increase the progressive vote. Jonathan Strauss reports.

 

Renee Lees, who is standing for Socialist Alliance in the Queensland Senate, said neither major party has put forward real solutions to the housing unaffordability crisis. Kerry Smith reports.

Kuku Yalanji woman Pat O’Shane has slammed the reported failure to find staff for polling booths in Cape York communities. Kerry Smith reports.

On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia day, protesters affirmed they would not let politicians promote bigotry. Kerry Smith reports.

Artworks

An art auction will help raise funds for Socialist Alliance candidate Pat O'Shane, reports Jonathan Strauss.

North Queensland has a rich socialist history, with women, migrants and First Nations people playing a big role. Renee Lees reports.

Kuku Yalanji woman Pat O’Shane is calling on voters to put the Liberal National MP Warren Entsch last on the ballot given his support for the racist One Nation party. Renee Lees reports.

Socialist Alliance candidate for Leichhardt Pat O'Shane discusses some of the critical issues in this federal election: housing, healthcare, education and First Nations peoples' rights. 

Socialist Alliance candidate Renee Lees says Matt Canavan only speaks for the coal barons, not regional Queensland. Kerry Smith reports.

 

Unionists rallied outside Liberal National MP Warren Entsch's office to call for better wages and conditions for workers, an end to insecure work and for a change in government. Isaac Nellist reports.

Aged care workers and nurses protested Regis Healthcare’s proposed agreement which attempts to weaken conditions and offer minimal wage rises. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

A vigil for the release of Palestinian aid worker Mohammed El Halabi was organised on April 2. Kerry Smith reports.

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