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Protesters gathered on the steps of the Japanese consulate to call on the Japanese government to stop funding fossil fuels. Gabriel Di Falco reports.

Tamils rallied to commemorate the massacre of tens of thousands of Tamils by the Sri Lankan armed forces in Mullivaikkal in the north of the island of Sri Lanka in May 2009. Chris Slee reports.

About 500 members of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF) attended the union’s 10th Health & Environmental Sustainability Conference. Jackie Kriz reports.

Tamil refugee activist Aran Mylvaganam was arrested, then released, during a protest at federal immigration, citizenship and multicultural affairs minister Andrew Giles’ office. Kerry Smith reports.

NTEU members holding banner

More than 600 Victorian National Tertiary Education Union members crammed into Victorian Trades Hall for their first stop-work meeting in a decade, as part of their fight for better conditions and fair pay. Mary Merkenich reports.

The Sudanese-Australian community mobilised outside Melbourne's State Library, calling for a return to civilian rule in Sudan. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Unionists and health and safety representatives, as well as family and friends, mourned workers who have been killed, disabled, or physically or mentally injured at work on International Workers Memorial Day. Chloe DS reports.

Three people protested their inhumane treatment on the roof of the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation detention centre. Chloe DS reports.

Margaret Kelly, a resident of the Barak Beacon Estate in Port Melbourne, told Green Left Radio she was angry with the Labor government’s decision to abandon its commitment to public housing. Conor Bond reports.

Sign with a no nuclear symbol that reads 'nuclear free zone'

Motivated by federal Labor’s decision to spend billions on nuclear-powered submarines, Merri-bek Council passed a motion declaring the local government area a nuclear free zone. Darren Saffin reports.

About 25 protesters stopped work at a bullet factory in Benalla, in Victoria, and called for the police to be disarmed. Kerry Smith reports.

In a win for those opposed to inappropriate development, Merri-bek council has rejected a proposed apartment building that would have blocked a neighbour’s access to sunlight. Darren Saffin reports.