Photo Essays

Several thousand people joined Women's Marches in Sydney and Melbourne on January 21, part of a global mobilisation to coincide with the inauguration of the misogynist far-right US President Donald Trump. Half a million people took part in the...

Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) students and supporters crashed the University of Sydney’s Vice Chancellor Michael Spence's Christmas party on December 13.

Singing carols and stripping down, they held up a banner — “USYD stripping us of our art school” — as people entered before going...

Some 2000 activists from a variety of campaigns came together in a rally in Sydney on December 10, International Human Rights Day.   

Organised by FIRE (Fighting in Resistance Equally), the protest called for an end to Aboriginal children being forcibly removed from their families, an end...

Activists rallied in Melbourne to protest the approval of a construction camp and rail line for the Adani Carmichael coalmine on December 5.

The federal government is also proposing loaning $1 billion to Adani for the project.

If the mine is built it will be Australia’s largest...

A couple of hundred refugee rights activists turned out in Sydney on November 22 to protest the proposed refugee visa ban bill. Activists read poetry written by refugees while on Nauru and excerpts from the Nauru Files.

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The Bersih 5.0 demonstration for clean elections in Malaysia made a huge splash despite threats of serious repression. The night before the demonstration at least ten prominent figures (including key organisers of the rally) were arrested.

Read a full report...

Over 100 people rallied in Reddacliffe Place on November 12 in the first action planned by the newly formed Tamil Refugee Action Group.

Speakers included Sri Lankan doctor Brian Senewiratne (who spoke about the history...

Aboriginal rights activists marched to Redfern's Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) on Monday 7 November to protest the forced removal of Aboriginal children from Aboriginal families by the child protection services. There have been numerous cases of Aboriginal children being...

Thousands turned out for the Doctors for Refugees marches in Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Newcastle, Darwin and Hobart on November 5 and other locations on previous days. 

The rallies opposed PM Malcolm Turnbull's new proposal to ban refugees who come by boat to seek asylum in Australia...

About 100 people, including the local community came out in Campbelltown on 30 October to protest "against the systemic violence and brutality by Australian police and corrections".

It comes in the wake of numerous recent Aboriginal...

Hundreds of people took to the streets in energetic and vibrant marches on Friday 28 October as part of the annual Reclaim the Night protests against violence against women.

Here are photos from the Brisbane and Sydney rallies.

Police and security evicted the Sydney College of the Arts occupation early in the morning on 25 October, 65 days since it started on August 22.

Police and security roughly threw out occupiers and procceded to tear down and throw out artwork.

Here are photos looking back at the...

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