The federal government insists that the Murugappan family do not meet the refugee criteria and can be safely returned to Sri Lanka. Janet Parker takes a look at the adverse security situation for Tamils.
Eddie Mabo did not fight for ngau lag (my land) only to lose it to climate change, argues Makiba.
The right to die with dignity has widespread community support. But will it be enough to beat the unholy alliances between conservative MPs and wealthy hard-right religious ideologues in NSW? Suzanne James investigates.
If the Murugappan refugee family is released from Perth community detention, they are likely to join 18,000 others on insecure temporary visas. Chloe DS reports on the cruel visa system.
Unions and community organisations need to step up the push for real change, including a meaningful wage rise for low-paid workers, argues Alex Bainbridge.
While university managements practice wage theft and cut jobs and courses, casual and precarious university workers pay the price. Markela Panegyres reports on the crisis facing higher education.
Australia's ties to Israeli weapons corporations make it complicit in the atrocities being committed against Palestinians, argues Sue Bolton.
Adam Portelli from the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance takes issue with a Green Left article on the MEAA supporting media accreditation at protests.
The Murugappan family has become a symbol for all refugees who have been treated as less than human because of Australian border and immigration policies, argues Renuga Inpakuma.
Sue Bolton reports on how a motion in solidarity with Palestine moved at Moreland City Council was defeated by the casting vote of Labor Mayor Annalivia Carli-Hannan.
For parties that supposedly stand for free speech, Coalition MPs are increasingly using defamation hearings to silence their critics. Alex Bainbridge looks at the right's culture war.
Asylum seekers like the Murugappan family must be given permanent residency, argues Pip Hinman.
Regional communities are facing three intertwining crises — ecological, economic and social — and governments have no real plans to assist, writes Elena Garcia in the preamble to a new document by Socialist Alliance.
Victoria Police has introduced new rules for journalists covering protests: they are now required to provide media identification to the police. Jacob Andrewartha reports.
Doncaster resident Barry Watson used freedom-of-information laws to obtain an audit about canopy tree loss caused by the early works for the North East Link tollway project. He spoke to Green Left about this and more.
Alex Bainbridge writes about the defamation proceedings against socialist councillor Rob Pyne.