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Thousands of people protested for refugee rights at Palm Sunday rallies in cities and rural towns across the country on April 9. The Adelaide rally incliuded speeches from a Hazara refugee and a mental health nurse who worked on Manus Island.

As refugees and asylum seekers endure their...

Thousands of people protested for refugee rights at Palm Sunday rallies in cities and rural towns across the country on April 9. In Sydney, grandparents to young children marched with numerous groups including church organisations, Mums for Refugees, Doctors for Refugees, Refugee Action...

Over 80 protesters promised they would stop the Carmichael coal mine outside a March 31 appearance at the Hilton Hotel by Adani boss Jeyakumar Janakaraj. Protesters said they would #StopAdani in solidarity with traditional owners who are opposed to the development. Saving the reef and tackling...

About 50 Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) members and supporters occupied the foyer of the Brisbane offices of Rio Tinto on March 28.

Rio Tinto has reneged on its agreement with the MUA to have 70–80% Australian crew on its coastal fleet. Instead it is using exploited foreign workers who...

Refugee activists organised a vigil in support of Saeed* who is at risk of deportation and is currently in the Villawood detention centre on March 26.

He fears for his life if he is sent back. Saeed sought asylum in 2012 together with his brother, who was granted protection. Saeed’s claim...

The Adelaide March in March has evolved and taken on new characteristics since its inception in 2014. This year’s event, on March 25, brought together a diverse range of participants: grass-roots activist groups; representatives from socially conscious organisations; and individuals concerned by...

Activists took to the streets in Sydney at the March in March raising a number of issues including Aboriginal rights, refugee rights, to stop  WestConnex, to save Sydney College of the Arts, to stop Coal Seam Gas and to defend penalty rates.

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Alomst 200 people marched through Brisbane on March 25 as part of the March in March mobilisation.

A hastily called International Women's Day rally attracted around 150 people in Brisbane on March 11. Speakers condemned the state parliament's failure to pass laws decriminalising abortion, expressed solidarity with transwomen and Muslim women and pointed to the many ongoing attacks and...

Sex workers and their allies held their first public rally for law reform and an end to stigma in Brisbane on March 8.

[Photos by Kamala Emanuel. Full report here.]

170 people rallied outside Queensland parliament on March 1 - the day two abortion law reform bills were due to be debated. Instead, the bills were withdrawn by the mover, Rob Pyne, who secured a promise by the...

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