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The war between Russia and Ukraine and its NATO backers continues, but Australia’s chief international focus is much closer to home — China. William Briggs reports.

Anastasia Shevchuk, a Ukrainian-Australian gave this address to a Sydney Stop the War Coalition protest against Russia’s war on Ukraine on March 6.

The Coalition and Labor are framing the budget with talk of the need for “budget repair”. John Quiggin says this is “a euphemism for cuts or austerity” and that alternative measures are needed.

NSW Senate candidate Paula Sanchez told Green Left she is proud to receive support from the Latin American community, but has no illusions in how hard it will be to be elected and make the radical changes required.

Beware those who tell you federal Labor's small target strategy is just a tactic. Alex Bainbridge argues we can kick Morrison out and reject Labor's narrow vision that agrees with key planks of Coalition's policy.

Cuba stands out as a world leader in natural disaster preparedness and recovery with its people-centred approach. Australia could learn a thing or two, argues Ian Ellis-Jones.

Western Australia is in the midst of its worst-ever housing crisis: an increasing number of suburbs have rental vacancy rates of 0%, meaning they go as soon as they are advertised. Janet Parker reports.

In a grim omen for the federal Coalition, South Australian voters threw out the four-year-old Liberal government. SA Labor, led by a former right-wing union official, faces some big challenges. Renfrey Clarke reports.

Suzanne James spoke to Sam Wainwright, Socialist Alliance candidate for Fremantle, about Invasion Day, public transport, privatisation and his hopes for democracy.

Socialist Alliance NSW Senate candidate Paula Sanchez told Alex Bainbridge that 'socialism is the light at the end of the tunnel'.

Major multinational corporations such as Shell and BP have made much of cutting ties with Russia. The publicity value has been significant, but it has a hollow ring to it, argues William Briggs.

 

Socialist candidate Paula Sanchez told an International Women's Day function that IWD was for women and men “because equality is something we all have to fight for”. Pip Hinman reports.

The Morrison government’s focus on ramping up military spending is being challenged by security experts, who say the biggest threat to Australia is extreme weather events. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Young climate activists understand the link between war and climate destruction, and that the most vulnerable are the first, and worst, affected. Isaac Nellist urges you to get to the climate strike on March 25.

Sam Wainwright argues we can show solidarity with Ukrainian people's struggle for self-determination and the Russian peace movement, while also calling out the West's hypocrisy and militarism.

Alex Bainbridge argues corporations should be properly taxed to generate the disaster funds required.

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