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Niko Leka quotes from Farhad Bandesh, who was imprisoned on Manus Island and later in the Mantra Hotel, who said the torture of innocent people amounts to the 'absolute neglect of humanity'.

An eleventh-hour reprieve has saved the Hamilton Community Pantry, reports Steve O'Brien.

Students and staff opposing Mark Vaile’s appointment as chancellor of the University of Newcastle are celebrating his decision to withdraw. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Nurses in New South Wales are taking action against the state government's insulting pay offer and its refusal to agree to formal nurse-to-patient ratios. Niko Leka reports.

The NSW Nationals’ narrow victory in the Upper Hunter byelection has saved the scandal-plagued government of Premier Gladys Berejiklian, writes Stephen O'Brien.

Mental health nurses from Belmont, John Hunter, Morriset, Maitland and the Waratah Mental Health branch are calling for a real wage rise and better conditions. Kerry Smith reports.

It seems that everybody’s opinion about TAFE matters except that of us TAFE students, writes Wayne Barret.

In the Hunter, workers and communities are having an urgent discussion on their economy, jobs and its environmental impact, writes Steve O'Brien.

 

Those who work in the sector told Steve O'Brien that homelessness is an emerging humanitarian crisis

Protests to demand jobs and a safe environment are still necessary or we face the recurring nightmare of last summer's bushfires, argues Steve O'Brien.

Polls show a majority of Australians are fed up with the waste of money and needless cruelty of immigration detention, argues Niko Leka.

Electric buses, retrofitting buildings, green aluminium smelters, offshore wind generation and mine rehabilitation are among the job creation ideas being proposed by a new union-environment alliance, reports Steve O'Brien.

Mental health nurses from the Waratah Mental Health Centre protested the NSW government's effective wage freeze outside their hospital, reports Niko Leka.

Newcastle unionists and anti-poverty activists protested federal cuts to JobSeeker at a snap action outside Centrelink, reports Steve O'Brien.

Following the tragic ammonium nitrate explosion in Beirut, Stephen O'Brien writes that Orica needs to do more than issue reassurances that its stockpile of the explosive on Kooragang Island is safe. 

Living Incomes For Everyone has promised to disrupt corporate decision makers, reports Stephen O'Brien.

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