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About 60 people attended a forum organised by Right to Strike NSW on June 4 where a panel of union activists discussed the struggle for union rights after the re-election of the Scott Morrison Coalition government.

The 2019 Rich List, published by the Australian Financial Review in late May, revealed that the wealth of the 200 wealthiest people in Australia has increased by more than 20% over the past year. Their combined wealth totalled a massive $342 billion.

Below is an appeal, initiated by Michael Rubbo and signed by many journalists, to the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) to pull out all stops to do more to get Julian Assange released.

This year will be forever etched in our collective memories as the year Labor lost what was widely seen as the unlosable federal election.

Everyone who met Deguefe Odysseas Hailu, who passed away after a short period of illness on May 22, remembers him as a quietly spoken and gentle person.

Federal minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan wants the Adani mine to be the pathfinder to open up the whole Galilee Basin, but some mining companies are pulling out.

Ted was a committed trade unionist, with a hunger for knowledge and a desire to both understand and change the world.

On May 8, Bridgid O’Brien was elected a councillor of the City of Yarra following the resignation of another councillor. She will join Stephen Jolly as a second socialist on the council.

Traditional owners are fighting to save ancient trees on Djab Wurrung country from being bulldozed for an extension of the Western Highway in Victoria.

The City of Newcastle Council passed a resolution “Recognising there is Global Climate Emergency and the urgent need for real action on climate change” on May 28.

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