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Australian barrister Greg Barns explains to Green Left why the Australian government must step in and assist Julian Assange. 

As Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan unleashes more assaults on the country’s battered democratic institutions, Sam Wainwright looks at why Australia must support the democratic forces battling to create a just and democratic society in the Middle East.

Bosses could hardly contain their glee at the 2020-21 budget. It is hardly surprising, writes Peter Boyle, given that it was a massive corporate handout.

Sarah Hathway sees community voices as being central to the way council should be working. Sue Bull reports.

Sue Bolton, who is seeking re-election for a third term on Moreland City Council, says the COVID-19 pandemic has proven the privatisation of care work leads to deadly results. Chloe DS reports.

The “gas is cleaner” lie is but one of scores of Orwellian falsehoods in look-the-other-way neoliberal Australia, argues Gideon Polya.

The federal government has introduced a new bill which, if passed, would help normalise the use of defence forces in a civilian context, write Bevan Ramsden and Pip Hinman.

Rachel Evans reports authorities’ hypocritical application of the law is being challenged as they continue to use emergency health provisions to shut down protests.

Mark Latham's bill aimed at erasing the lives of young gender diverse people could also be a stalking horse for other discriminatory bills, writes Paul Gregoire.

Tuesday’s budget is on everybody’s mind. Most people will be looking for whatever life buoys Treasury throws, writes Suzanne James.

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