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Lurking off the coast of China’s eastern seaboard are three US aircraft carrier battle groups, to be joined by a British aircraft carrier group and Australian and Canadian warships. Talisman Sabre 2021 has just begun, reports Kerry Smith.

Veteran socialist councillor Sue Bolton has been pre-selected to run for the Socialist Alliance in the federal seat of Wills, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

Support for casual retail workers at a popular bookshop in the Inner West, who are campaigning for a workplace agreement, is growing. Isaac Nellist reports.

The father of a young First Nations man who was involved in a Parklea Correctional Centre roof-top protest against racism has spoken out about conditions in the prison system. Isaac Nellist reports.

Workers at Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre in Marrickville who have been stood down without pay during the lockdown are organising for their rights. Isaac Nellist reports.

Hundreds showed solidarity with workers taking protected industrial action to support their colleagues who were replaced with labour hire by Svitzer. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

The Members Coalition team in the NSW Public Service Association has won more leadership positions on the union’s federal body, the Community Public Sector Union, reports Kerry Smith.

The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union is preparing for industrial action after Australia Post cut workers' pay. Matt Haubrick reports.

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre workers walked off the job on July 2 as part of a rolling campaign of protected industrial action for better pay and conditions. Adele Welsh and Sue Bull report.

Protesters took to the streets on July 3 to support an international initiative to defend Kurdistan against Turkish occupation. Chris Peterson reports.

Residents in Moreland City Council are fighting to save their pool from being downgraded or shut. Sue Bolton reports.

Residents have taken to the Supreme Court to save Willow Grove, as the local community and unionists stand by to defend the historic site. Susan Price reports.

Adani has announced a new ‘coal to plastics’ project in India that critics say is a dangerous plan to give coal a ‘second life’. Margaret Gleeson reports.

The family of Gunnai, Gunditjmara and Wiradjuri man Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas has waited four years to have their views on Victoria Police's practices and procedures heard in court, reports Chris Peterson.

After three years of tough negotiations, the Maritime Union of Australia won wage rises, domestic violence leave, protections against automation job losses and more, Jim McIlroy reports.

Workers at two council-owned inner west pools have been stood down by private operators without pay during lockdown. Pip Hinman argues this is the ugly consequence of councils contracting out community services.

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