Analysis

Prisons activist Debbie Kilroy, First Nations activists Elizabeth Jarrett and Mervyn Eades addressed a Green Left forum discussing what it means to defund the police and abolish the prison system in Australia. 

July 19 marks seven years since Kevin Rudd said people seeking asylum, who arrive by boat, would never be settled in Australia. Alex Bainbridge spoke to councillors Jonathan Sri and Sue Bolton about the campaign to free imprisoned refugees and end the cruel policy. 

Socialist councillor Sue Bolton argues that listening to, and working with, affected communities is critical for any government wishing to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says there was no handbook for dealing with the Melbourne towers outbreaks. But local and international experiences in containing the COVID-19 pandemic prove this outbreak could have been avoided — and should never have ended up being handled like this, writes Fred Fuentes.

The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network has condemned the federal government's plans to spend billions to be a loyal deputy sheriff to the United States in the Asia-Pacific region, writes Vince Scappatura.

Young people, who have only ever had insecure casual jobs, face a very precarious future, writes James Swift.

Caroline Andersen speaks about her family’s struggle for the truth regarding her son Wayne 'Fella' Morrison's 2016 death in the custody of Corrective Services South Australia.

Bega Valley residents who survived the Black Summer bushfires in Cobargo and surrounds say the major parties are still in a sort of denial about climate change and drought, reports Sue Bull.

Socialist Alliance Moreland City Councillor Sue Bolton speaks about the Victorian government’s draconian hard lockdown of public housing estates in Melbourne.

Even at 85 year's old, Ngiyaampaa elder Dr Beryl Carmichael or Yungha-Du is still fighting for the rights of her people and country, writes Mark Merritt.

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