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Tamils in Melbourne marked the 2009 Mullivaikkal massacre and demanded an end to the military occupation of Tamil land. Chris Slee reports.

Researchers in Britain and refugees in Australia condemned the new offensive against refugees in Britain and across Europe. Andrea Bortoli reports.

Unionists and refugee activists gathered at the State Library to show solidarity with refugees who continue to be denied safety and security. Andrea Bortoli reports.

Activists tried to stop several people from being removed from the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation centre, likely to be deported. Felix Dance reports.

Australian Services Union and the Municipal and Utilities Workers Union members working for Moreland City Council have taken strike action after management offered a pay cut. Darren Saffin reports.

Socialist Alliance Victorian Senate candidate Felix Dance criticised the Coalition's “khaki election” strategy, saying “war is a racket”.

Sue Bolton, Socialist Alliance candidate for Wills and a Moreland City Councillor, argues that Labor's "small target" election strategy risks helping the right make more gains.

Refugees recently released from the Park Hotel detention centre organised the “First taste of freedom — game not over yet” cricket match. Mayura Ashok reports.

Activists involved in Melbourne Educators for Social and Environmental Justice are campaigning to get Australian Education Union members to reject a substandard agreement. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

The Refugee Action Collective held a rally outside the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) in Broadmeadows to demand freedom for those inside. Chris Slee reports.

Call to Peace

Melbourne-based visual artist Nina Sanadze launched her thought-provoking installation Call to Peace on March 27, reports Mayura Ashok.

Brunswick residents, who have been battling to stop a Bunnings Warehouse from being built in a residential area for nearly two years, have won. Andrea Bunting reports.

Refugee rights protesters gathered outside the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation to demand the detainees’ freedom. Chris Slee, Andrea Bortoli and Chloe DS report.

Helchild as Dolly and Clive Parmajana

Comic impersonator, poet and activist, Helchild, is back with another riotous show at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, writes Darren Saffin.

The Maritime Union of Australia (Victorian Branch) criticises the Svitzer boss for failing to meet workers seeking fair pay, job security and safety at work. Sue Bull reports.

Several hundred people protested to free the refugees imprisoned in the Park Hotel and Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation prisons. Andrea Bortoli reports.

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