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The unjust jailing of climate activist Violet CoCo exposes the limits of the type of democracy we are being asked to uphold, argues Alex Bainbridge

The Socialist Alliance supports the right of Ukrainians to resist Russia's invasion and access military assistance, including military training, but is opposed to Australian personnel participating in Operation Interflex.

While the new laws were never going to be a fix-all, they do not help those affected by data breaches. Privacy protections also need to be strengthened. Vivien Miley reports.

The NSW Premier said he is pleased Deanna “Violet” CoCo was jailed for her non-violent protest. Wendy Bacon writes that he is out of step with human rights and climate change groups.

After a long battle by campaigners, the Restoration of Territory Rights Bill 2022 has passed, opening the way for Territories to pass voluntary assisted dying laws. Suzanne James reports.

Grassroots movements have gotten us to the point where governments can no longer deny climate change is happening. Pip Hinman argues that those movements have to grow to avoid being sucked into false solutions.

Australia’s adversarial justice system effectively puts the victim/survivor on trial and retraumatises them all over again. Zeta Henderson argues urgent changes are needed.

Getting the Victorian government back in the game on energy ownership is good policy and appears to have been widely welcomed in the elections, argues Cam Walker.

Nursing union activist and Socialist Alliance member Chris Jenkins explains the dispute between the Australia Nursing Federation WA and the WA government on the latest Green Left Show.

Federal public servants will start enterprise bargaining from next May after receiving only small pay rises throughout the nine years of Coalition government. Stanley Blair reports.

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Firearms Prohibition Orders are supposed to target organised crime. But are they just another way for police to search and detain without cause and accountability, asks Suzanne James?

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Anthony Albanese publicly revealed that he had been lobbying the Joseph Biden administration to stop proceedings against Julian Assange, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Claims the new IR laws will close the gender pay gap and strengthen equal pay laws are welcome. But, as Mary Merkenich and Sarah Hathway argue, the laws will divide workers and weaken the Better Off Overall Test.

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe apologised to those who took out home loans on the basis of his promise not to raise interest rates. But he had no apology for wage earners trying to make ends meet amid sharply rising prices. Peter Boyle reports.

As the cost-of-living and housing crises hit hard, Labor was re-elected in Victoria, despite a 5.8% negative swing which went both to the right and left. The socialist vote was encouraging, reports Jacob Andrewartha

The IMF has debunked the myth that heightened inflation means workers should accept below-inflation wage rises — real wage cuts. Neville Spencer reports.

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