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In a major victory for democracy, Suzanne James reports that the NSW lower house has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after decades of public debate and community protest.

Scarborough Gas Action Alliance activists blockaded the primary road serving Burrup industrial hub

The response to Woodside’s announcement that it is proceeding with its Scarborough gas field exploitation project has been swift, with protests and direct actions organised in Murujuga and Perth. Sam Wainwright reports.

Sergio Herbert

Sergio Herbert was sentenced to 12 months’ jail for taking non-violent direct action as part of Blockade Australia’s mobilisation against coal. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Sivaguru 'Rajan' Navanitharasa with Tamil Refugee Council member Renuga Inpakumar Photo: TRC/Facebook

Chloe DS reports that Sivaguru “Rajan” Navanitharasa, who endured one of the longest periods inside Australia’s detention centres, was finally released into community detention on November 25.

The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 was due to go to a lower house vote. But a small group of MPs have proposed a host of last-minute amendments to delay its passage, reports Suzanne James.

Despite efforts by librarians and City of Melbourne councillors to provide library services to refugees detained in the Park Hotel prison it has still not been approved. Marlon Toner-McLachlan reports.

A Stop the Far Right protest was held in response to the growing presence of far-right protesters on the streets of Melbourne in recent weeks. Conor Bond reports.

The Trans Day of Resistance was marked in Newtown with speakers addressing the ongoing struggle for rights by trans and gender diverse people. Pip Hinman reports.

Supercars, council transparency and Stockton Beach’s sand erosion problems were key discussion topics at a Newcastle lord mayoral candidates’ forum. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Unionists and locals joined Better Read Than Dead workers at a rally in solidarity with their struggle for a new workplace agreement, Isaac Nellist reports.

Don't fall for far right lies: vaccines save lives

A counter rally against the far right anti-vax demonstration was organised on November 20. Photos by Alex Bainbridge.

 

United Workers Union members across seven Toll Group distribution centres accepted a new offer from Toll. Jim McIlroy reports.

Seasonal fruit pickers are systemically exploited and underpaid. Now several unions are mounting a challenge, Jim McIlroy reports. 

Activists from Blockade Australia have stopped coal trains and shut down the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle. Kerry Smith reports.

New research from Professor Joseph Drew shows conclusively that the forcibly merged councils in New South Wales have not made the promised savings. Pip Hinman reports.

The Public Sector Alliance, which brings together a number of trade unions, is fighting the WA government's wages cap. Janet Parker reports.

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