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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.

The Western Australian Labor government has announced it will lift the ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of underground geological structures this month. A statewide moratorium on fracking has been in place since September 2017.

The Traditional Owners of the Tjiwarl native title claim lost their Supreme Court appeal to have the approval for the Yeelirrie uranium mine revoked on July 31.

The following motion to support the student climate stike on September 20 was passed on July 31.

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