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The Victorian government is dragging its feet on making public transport accessible to people with disabilities. Darren Saffin reports.

“MITA is worse than jail. People are losing their minds,” Joey Tangaloa Taualii, a prisoner in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation told a Refugee Action Collective forum. Chris Slee reports.

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A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to create a new documentary film covering the 2016 Bendigo Street occupation in inner-city Melbourne, reports Elizabeth Bantas.

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Hans Baer reviews Clive Hamilton's new memoir, and poses some uncomfortable questions.

InterPlay is a playful and community-minded interactive art exhibition, inviting audiences to experience art in a way that explores our environment. Darren Saffin reports.

Readings workers are resisting a two-year wage freeze and demanding a living wage, secure jobs and better working conditions. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

The Victoria Police’s use of capsicum spray at the October 2019 blockade of the International Mining and Resources Conference is being challenged in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Leo Crnogorcevic reports.

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Hans Baer reviews Living Democracy: An ecological manifesto for the end of the world as we know it.

Fisherfolk and environmentalists say knowingly damaging the oceans for the sake of outdated and unnecessary fossil fuel exploration is wrong. Darrin Saffin reports.

Twenty three Victorian councils have already, or are intending to, privatise their aged-care service since the federal government changed its funding model. Kerry Smith reports.

Socialist Alliance candidates running in the Victorian elections say that solutions exist for the cost-of-living pressures. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

The University of Melbourne Student Union recently passed a second motion condemning Israeli apartheid and urging support for the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the “settler colonial apartheid state”, after a first had to be rescinded. Gideon Polya reports.

Appallingly, women who have made history make up just 1% of all of Victoria’s statues. Darren Saffin argues why it is important to support a statue of feminist unionist Zelda D'Aprano.

Left organisations and climate activist groups, including Extinction Rebellion and Friends of the Earth, mobilised hundreds of people to a united climate rally. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Workers at the Downer Group’s East Preston tram workshop walked off the job after being offered a 2.5% wage rise. Sue Bolton reports.

An estimated 5000 people took part in the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee march, reports Sue Bolton.

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