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“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.

Located in the suburb of Broadmeadows, Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) has been described as a "hidden hell for refugees".

A huge day of civil disobedience in Brisbane achieved its goal of disrupting business as usual to highlight the need for urgent climate action. This video includes the voices of some of those who took part.

Chants of "Free, safe, legal!" rang out in Macquarie Street on August 6 at 9am as hundreds of people gathered in front of NSW Parliament House to urge MPs to vote to decriminalise abortion today.

More than 60 peace activists gathered outside the Robertson Barracks, which houses 2500 United States Marines, to ask them to leave on August 3 .

The action, which included asking the marines to share tea and biscuits, took place during the "Australia at the Cross Roads" conference organised by the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN).

The Australian Education Union’s (AEU) Victorian branch voted to support a student-initiated call for a Climate Strike on September 20. The internationally coordinated strike, which will be held just days out from a United Nations Emergency Climate Summit, is seeking to pressure governments to take serious action to address the climate crisis.         

It’s understandable to feel enraged watching the news about our climate: record-breaking summer temperatures across Europe, the disappearing Arctic ice sheet, deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon. It’s depressing stuff. Green Left is an antidote.

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