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Environmentalists have slammed the NSW government’s decision to approve the gas turbine power station at Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley. Jim McIlroy reports.

Communities will keep up the pressure on the Labor majority elected to the Newcastle Council, reports Kerry Smith.

The Labor-Greens majority in the City of Parramatta is going to face some big challenges, writes Kerry Smith.

Rather than make workplaces safe and expand access to paid pandemic leave, the federal government has tightened eligibility to the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, writes Fred Fuentes.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions is very critical of the government's “let it rip” approach. But, Sarah Hathway reports, many unionists want it to do more.

Delegates and members across Australia took part in the 16th National Conference of the Socialist Alliance on January 15-16. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

This year's Invasion Day coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Here is a list of events that will be held to mark the occasion and protest ongoing oppression of First Nations peoples.

Solidarity activists marked the murders of three activists murdered in Paris by agents of the Turkish state nine years ago. It was organised by the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre. Rachel Evans reports.

While Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is in detention, refugee rights activists have taken the opportunity to protest the detention of refugees brought to Australia under the Medevac law in 2019. Chloe DS reports.

A detained Serbian tennis player at the Park Hotel has unwittingly helped shine a spotlight on the Morrison government's cruel policies towards refugees. Chloe DS reports.

A protest outside transnational corporation Ansell’s headquarters demanded it reinstate sacked union activists in Sri Lanka and negotiate with genuine unions in its supply chains. Chris Slee reports.

A protest inside two compounds of the Broadmeadows Immigration Detention Centre prompted a solidarity rally calling for the detainees to be released. Chevy McBride reports.

Senior Elder and spokesperson for the Nagana Yarrbayn, Wangan and Jagalingou Cultural Custodians Adrian Burragubba says the resistance to Adani continues. Kerry Smith reports.

Redfern Town Hall

Long-term Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has been returned to the position in the local government elections, along with four others from her Independent Team. Andrew Chuter reports.

Residents for deamalgamation

There is a strong mood for progressive change in the inner west, as the demerger vote and swings to Greens and Labor show. Andrew Chuter reports.

Gomeroi man Raymond “Bubbly” Weatherall, on behalf of the custodians of the Narrabri-Pilliga region in NSW, has called for the fight against government and private gas plants to continue. Jim McIlroy reports.

 

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