Sydney

Refugee supporters rallied at Sydney Town Hall on July 24 to call for justice and permanent protection for refugees. Isaac Nellist reports. 

Rank-and-file members of the National Tertiary Education Union at the University of Sydney have launched a ticket for the August union elections. Jim McIlroy reports.

The ABC archives contain 90 years of valuable records

Staff, unions and archivists are campaigning to save the ABC archives, writes Jim McIlroy.

A screening of the award-winning film Riot was held to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the 1978 Mardi Gras. Rachel Evans reports.

A protest outside environment minister Tanya Plibersek’s Redfern office called for an end to new coal and gas, the destruction of native forests and koala habitats. Rachel Evans reports.

Protesters rallied outside a Santos office, calling on it to abandon its Narrabri Gas Project in the Pilliga State Forest in north-west NSW. Jim McIlroy reports.

Workers at the Better Read Than Dead bookshop in Newtown have won a landmark enterprise agreement. Isaac Nellist reports.

Tim Cumins, the father of imprisoned environmentalist Max Cumins, has called for his son and activist Tim Neville to be released from Silverwater jail. Rachel Evans reports.

Climate activist Jay Larbalestier narrowly avoided jail time for the offence of blocking peak hour traffic on Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Susan Price reports.

Rachel Evans argues that progressives need to resist the draconian police repression of peaceful climate activists, because no matter climate activists’ tactics, the state is intent on criminalising dissent.

NSW Greens MLC Abigail Boyd discusses the increasingly draconian anti-protest laws in that state.

Human rights activist Stephen Langford has finally been acquitted of “malicious damage” for pasting of the words of Governor Lachlan Macquarie on his statue in Hyde Park. Jim McIlroy reports.

Activists tried to deliver a petition to Minister Tony Burke, calling for no suspensions for the first three months of the new employment system. Isaac Nellist reports.

Thousands rallied and marched on July 2 in solidarity with the United States campaign to defend abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned the historic Roe v Wade ruling.

More than 20,000 teachers marched to New South Wales Parliament to demand a pay rise and better teaching conditions. Jim McIlroy reports.

Public and private school teachers took strike action across NSW for better pay and conditions and for an end to the cost–cutting mess in schools. Peter Boyle reports.

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