Naarm/Melbourne

Antony Loewenstein discusses his new book, The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel exports the technology of occupation around the world.

public housing towers

The Victorian state Labor government's Housing Statement allows for residential developments valued at more than $50 million to be fast-tracked, proposes the demolition of all public housing towers for public-private development and sells off public land to developers, report Jacob Andrewartha and Jordan AK.

Sue Bull, Zane Alcorn and Chloe DS were featured speakers at a September 26 forum titled “Albanese's Labor: Sacrificing principles for power?”.

Gunditjmara ocean defenders organised against proposed gas exploration and seismic blasting of more than 55,000 square kilometers of the Otway Basin. Jordan AK reports.

Fourteen members of the Electrical Trades Union, employed at EnerSys’ Thomastown, are now in the ninth week of a strike. Sue Bolton reports.

Twenty women refugees began a march from Naarm to Ngunnawal to demand permanent visas. Chris Slee reports.

Refugees started a week-long protest to demand permanent visas outside Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil electorate office. Chris Slee reports.

 

A snap action drew more than 30 people to Gowrie Station to push for the duplication of the Upfield Line which becomes a single track north of Fawkner. Jordan AK reports.

The campaign for accessible tram stops in the Merri-Bek area is growing, with the Rail Tram and Bus Union being the latest to throw its support behind the push for equity. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Speakers denounced the United States role in the coup against the socialist government of Salvador Allende in 1973 at a rally outside the US Consulate. Chris Slee reports.

The National Tertiary Education Union at Monash University protested outside a meeting of the university’s Executive Council in support of their enterprise agreement. Brenna Dempsey reports.

A stop-work meeting by more than 250 National Tertiary Education Union members at RMIT decided to continue industrial action. Jordan AK reports.