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Effective councillors have to take up people’s everyday issues, as well as the bigger issues, in the same way that a good union delegate on the job would, says Sue Bolton.

Moreland socialist councillor Sue Bolton has worked hard over her two terms. Now, she is keen to be re-elected for a third, writes Jacob Andrewartha.

Community activist Pauline Galvin is standing as part of the Sue Bolton Moreland Team for a spot in the Moreland City Council in the elections on October 24. 

The devastating ecological impact of Melbourne's North East Link tollway project should force its rethink, writes Mary Merkenich.

Lessons need to be learned to stop a third and fourth wave coronavirus shutdown, says Jacob Andrewatha.

The Sustainable Cities community group is calling on the Victorian government to reallocate $16 billion to much needed public transport in the north eastern corridor, writes Mary Merkenich.

Ali Mirzaei, who is being detained in the Mantra Hotel in Melbourne, sent the following message to Green Left on August 16.

Experienced labour and community activist Monica Harte is standing as part of the Sue Bolton Moreland Team for the Moreland City Council elections. Sue Bolton asked her about her motivations to run for council.

The Federal Court has ordered the federal government to release a 68-year old detainee from detention after it determined he had a high risk of contracting COVID-19, reports Michael O’Reilly.

The tragedy for the coronavirus victims in aged care could have been avoided, or greatly reduced, if authorities had implemented early calls for radical reforms to the very sick health system, writes George Zangalis.

The University of Melbourne once enjoyed a reputation of being the highest-ranked tertiary institution in Australia. Now, it has been exposed as being among the top tertiary educational institutions for wage theft, reports Leo Crnogorcevic.

Casual workers without access to sick leave and savings need more than the welcome payments from the Victorian government, say Darrin Saffin and Chloe DS.

More than 100 people took part in an online forum to discuss ways of supporting refugees and changing Australia's cruel laws, reports Chris Slee.

Moreland councillor Sue Bolton has added her voice to calls for safe work conditions for aged care workers as the pandemic hits the most vulnerable. Chloe DS and Darren Saffin report.

Voices from the Blocks, a group of North Melbourne and Flemington public housing residents, is asking the Victorian government to take on board its suggestions on how to deal humanely with the COVID-19 outbreak in their homes.

Socialist councillor Sue Bolton argues that listening to, and working with, affected communities is critical for any government wishing to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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