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The NSW Nationals’ narrow victory in the Upper Hunter byelection has saved the scandal-plagued government of Premier Gladys Berejiklian, writes Stephen O'Brien.

The Greens' proposal for wealth tax is a good start, but only a mass union and community campaign will be able to force the billionaire class to pay up, argues Peter Boyle.

Dynamic community leader and communist Norm Dixon passed away on May 11. Rachel Evans reflects on his life.

Mark Kabay-Saleh, from the islands of Masig and Poruma in the centre of the Torres Strait, spoke powerfully about saving his islands at the Brisbane School Strike 4 Climate.

Paul Gregoire looks at new changes to the Migration Act, which allow the federal government to lock people in immigration detention indefinitely.

Keeping older loved ones at home, like other countries do, is not that simple, especially when those who write aged-care policy place no value on humanity unless it turns a profit. Suzanne James reports.

Health workers are taking action about system failures after seven-year-old Aishwarya Aswath died while waiting for care. Polly Watkins reports.

Rihab Charida, Antony Loewenstein and Abe Quadan discuss Israel's latest assault on Palestine and what makes this moment historic on the latest episode of the Green Left Show.

Refugees are the target of new inhumane laws passed by the Coalition and Labor, reports Sue Bolton.

Free Palestine rally in Sydney

The insistence on Israel’s “right to exist” is really a demand for the maintenance of a supremacist “Jewish’’ state, in which Palestinians are second-class citizens, argues Sam Wainwright.

Journalists, media workers, writers and commentators have released a statement calling on the mainstream media to improve its coverage of Palestine, including avoiding “both siderism”.

Filipino-Australian community groups have launched a petition to demand the Australian government stop military aid to the Philippine, reports Patricia Arcilla.

Devron Brock is one of many people who never planned on becoming an activist, but the ongoing bipartisan cruelty to refugees has turned her into one.

Graham Matthews argues that now that the National Disability Insurance Scheme has matured, the federal government wants to disown it, down-size and destroy it.

The corporate media is giving the federal government’s latest budget a big thumbs up, despite its brazen hand-outs for billionaires and big corporations, writes Alex Bainbridge.

The Australian government is beating the drums of war against China, pushed along by a new defence minister, Peter Dutton, and the hawks within. Sign the statement initiated by Sydney Stop the War Coalition.

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