Homelessness is often seen as the result of personal factors. But, according to Peter Mares, author of No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia's Housing Crisis, homelessness and housing stress are systemic problems as the housing market is not providing for people's needs.
Residents of the troubled Mascot Towers apartment complex have targeted the state Coalition government over a series of building defects they say point to a serious failure in the regulation of construction standards.
Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth, a Muruwari and Budjiti man, artist and Water For The Rivers activist spoke to Green Left's Peter Boyle about a plan for First Nations-led, people's power solutions to the water crisis in the great Murray-Darling rivers basin in Australia.
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On August 9, university students organised climate action protests in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
In Perth, 300 climate activists marched through the city and rallied outside oil and gas giant Chevron’s headquarters chanting “Chevron get off it, our climate is not profit.”
Chevron operates the Gorgon Gas Project in Western Australia, one of the largest natural gas plants in the world.
in Melbourne, more than 500 students and climate activists marched through the rain from the State Library to GHD’s Melbourne offices.
Sydney’s Kurdish community held a protest on Yazidi Genocide Remembrance Day, August 3.
Islamic State began a campaign of massacres and kidnapping of Yazidis in the city of Shengal, Iraq, on that day five years ago.
The Yazidi people are still waiting for peace and justice.
Latin American solidarity activists rallied for peace and justice in Colombia, in Sydney on August 3.
Speakers called for an end to the killings of social leaders. More than 600 social leaders, including indigenous land rights activists and human rights advocates, have been killed since 2016.
Photos and stories of many of the activists were displayed in Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay.
The action was organised by United for Colombia and included a cultural festival of music, dance, theatre and poetry.
Hundreds of LGBTI activists rallied against the federal government’s religious exemptions bill, in Sydney on August 3.
The bill would enshrine the right of religious organisations to discriminate against members of the LGBTI community.
Relatives and supporters of David Dungay Jnr took over the town of Kempsey, in north coast New South Wales, on August 3 to speak out against a corrective services system that claimed the life of the 26-year-old Dunghutti man.
Socialism. Today. was the theme of a lively day-long seminar about critical issues facing the movements for social and ecological change, hosted by the Socialist Alliance on August 4.
“It is simple, straight forward: stay out of the lives of women”, implored one Liberal MLA as debate in the NSW Legislative Assembly on a bill to decriminalise abortion entered its second day on August 7.
Eventually, after eleven and a half hours of debate, the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 was passed in the lower house 59 to 31 on August 8.