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Two days of protests outside the Myanmar Embassy in Canberra marked the second anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar, reports Paul Oboohov.

The Alliance Against Political Persecutions rallied outside the United States Embassy to call on US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy to intercede on behalf of Julian Assange. Paul Oboohov reports.

“The Australian Defence Exports Office is a gift from the government to the weapons’ corporations,” Miriam Torzillo told protesters outside its office. Paul Oboohov reports.

Refugees and their supporters converged on Parliament to demand the federal government act on its promise to give 19,000 refugees permanent visas. Kerry Smith reports.

The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network's annual conference criticised federal Labor for failing to pursue an independent foreign policy. Paul Oboohov reports. 

Members of the Iranian community and supporters demonstrated outside the Iranian Embassy on October 12 and 19. Paul Oboohov reports.

More than 2000 people rallied for permanent protection for refugees outside Parliament House. Luke Weyland reports.

Protesters gathered at Parliament House to demand the Labor government apply diplomatic pressure to the British and United States governments to drop the political case against Julian Assange. Kerry Smith reports.

Climate protesters held up placards and banners demanding immediate action on climate change as Labor MPs arrived to be sworn in. Paul Oboohov reports.

A candlelight vigil to oppose Russia’s war in Ukraine was organised by No War, No AUKUS ACT. Paul Oboohov reports.

About 10,000 anti-vaccination protesters from around the country converged on Parliament House on February 12. Kerry Smith reports.

Thousands of First Nations people and allies marked Invasion Day on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country, marching to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy outside Old Parliament House. Elliott Guerrero reports.

Extinction Rebellion and other climate activists began a fortnight of protests and disruptive actions on October 17 to call out the federal government’s failure to address the climate emergency, Isaac Nellist reports.

A former Department of Immigration deputy secretary told a rally for the Murugappan family that good immigration policy can and should be compassionate. Paul Oboohov reports.

United Firefighters Union national secretary Greg McConville

United Firefighters Union ACT branch secretary and national president Greg McConville, together with representatives of the local Indigenous community, Farmers for Climate Action and The Greens, addressed the “Our federal government fiddles while Australia burns: Let’s put the heat under them” event outside federal parliament in Canberra on November 25. This is what he had to say.

David McBride, a former Australian military lawyer and whistleblower on alleged war crimes by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan spoke to media outside the ACT Courts on August 22. He was there for a preliminary hearing on charges he is facing for theft of commonwealth property, breaching the Defence Act and unauthorised disclosure of information. If convicted, this 55-year-old could spend the rest of his life in jail.

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