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Students at Monash University have successfully campaigned to force the administration to put students’ needs and rights first, reports Leo Crnogorcevic.

Victoria Police issued $43,000 in fines to refugee rights supporters for protesting for detainees to be released from crammed conditions, reports participant Chris Slee.

The Refugee Action Collective in Victoria has vowed to hold a car cavalcade in defiance of a police ban, to demand freedom for detained refugees, reports Chris Slee.

As public transport usage collapses, the private operators of Melbourne’s public transport system are seeking a “rescue package”, reports Chris Slee.

Kerry Smith reports that Australian Education Union (AEU) has called on the Victorian government to ban recreational duck shooting.

Mary Merkenich reports that four councils in Melbourne’s north east are taking legal action against the state government over its support for the $16 billion North East Link tollway.

Refugee rights campaigners rallied outside the Federal Court on February 21 to voice their support a Tamil family facing deportation, reports Chris Slee.

Chris Slee reports that refugees from Manus Island and Nauru, who are in Australia to receive medical treatment, are being detained in a hotel.

The RTBU announced on February 28 that its delegates and members had unanimously endorsed an in-principle agreement for a new enterprise agreement with Yarra Trams, writes Leo Crnogorcevic.

Residents put in a huge effort to save the historic Gandolfo Gardens. But they were thwarted by a system that privileges bureaucrats who were never going to be directly affected by the destruction of the trees, writes Sue Bolton.

While many radicals attended the National Climate Emergency Summit, they were not asked to present which, as Hans A Baer writes, meant it showcased the market wing of the climate movement.

Three solidarity activists who recently returned from Venezuela addressed a meeting organised by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign in Melbourne on February 13, reports Chris Slee.

Chris Slee reports that professional firefighters in Victoria have won a pay rise.

Protesters marched through Melbourne on February 9 against a proposed religious discrimination bill that, if passed, would increase the ability of religious institutions and individuals to discriminate, writes Kerry Smith.

Animal rights activist in Melbourne have harmed the climate movement and their own cause by attempting to stack meetings and ram through demands, argue Jacob Andrewartha and Sue Bolton.

Looking out my office window in early January, the smoke haze blanketing Melbourne CBD blocked all sight of the city. It made visibility on the roads a problem and venturing outside a dangerous activity.

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