The far right needs to be politically defeated, not banned, writes Jacob Andrewartha.
Gideon Polya writes that free speech faltered and falsehood triumphed at the University of Melbourne, after the student union was forced to withdraw a motion condemning apartheid Israel.
A significant number of members are leaving the Australian Education Union because it failed to wage a strong campaign for workload relief and fair salaries, argues Mary Merkenich.
A coalition of environment groups warn against the Victorian Parliament bringing in new anti-protest laws which would even stop Traditional Owners from protecting Country. Chloe DS reports.
Refugee activists gathered on World Refugee Day to call for permanent protection for refugees and an end to the country’s racist and cruel migration policies. Andrea Bortoli reports.
The Kurdish community and their supporters joined a global day of action against Turkey’s war on the Kurds. Chloe DS reports.
Hundreds of people demonstrated outside the Thornbury Theatre to say “no” to Hindutva hatred and to oppose fascist Tejasvi Surya from speaking at a conference. Chloe DS reports.
Refugee rights activists discussed the Labor government’s contradictory refugee policy at a recent forum. Chris Slee reports.
The Victorian Coroners Court has just completed public hearings in a coronial inquest into the death of Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Nelson. Chris Slee reports.
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”.
Socialist Alliance candidate Sue Bolton: Labor's 'small target' election strategy risks gains for the right
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.