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Putting unelected corporate CEOs in charge of Australia's COVID-19 economic recovery makes the fight to secure a safe climate future a lot tougher, argues Paul Gregoire.

Pilliga Pottery co-founder and activist Maria Rickert says Santos must be stopped from creating a crime scene in the Pilliga State Forest, report Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter.

Rachel Evans reports the words of Tane Chatfield's mother and father in the front of Lidcombe Coronial Court on the final day of the inquest into his death in custody in 2017.

Shaming is a counter-productive way of dealing with those who flout the rules. But, as Alex Bainbridge argues, it is designed to deflect attention from the systemic failures in dealing with COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought systemic inequality to the fore. Pip Hinman writes that there is one group who are particularly at risk — older women.

Casual workers without access to sick leave and savings need more than the welcome payments from the Victorian government, say Darrin Saffin and Chloe DS.

Young people already know about insecure work. Darren Saffin and Chloe DS argue that the federal government needs a plan for sustainable, permanent jobs and housing that is not prohibitive.

 

Green Left hosts Chloe DS and Jacob Andrewartha speak to healthcare worker Hope Mathumbu about her experiences working on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne. 

The Maritime Union of Australia (Sydney branch) has thrown its support behind the Black deaths in custody campaign. McAleer and Paul Keating told Liv Adams and Rachel Evans that the Gurindji people's walk-off from Wave Hill in the Northern Territory remains an inspiration.

The quest for Aboriginal sovereignty challenges non-Indigenous Australia to let go of any perceived right to define what sovereignty is, writes Peter Griffin.

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