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Jim McIlroy writes the federal government is moving to extend the stigmatising cashless debit card, handing responsibility for vulnerable sectors to a private company.

Extinction Rebellion blocked Macquarie Street to tell the NSW government to get out of bed with Santos. AJ Tennant reports.

Markela Panegyres reports University of Sydney staff and students have been protesting the federal government’s attacks on higher education, management’s austerity measures and NSW Police's brutal policing policies.

A COVID-19 safe rally against a transphobic bill that attracted several hundred people was shut down by police, writes Rachel Evans.

Kurds and their allies are demanding the release of Abdullah Ocalan — “the Nelson Mandela of Kurdistan” — who has been imprisoned by Turkey since 1999, reports Peter Boyle.

Thai democracy activists held a sombre commemoration of the 1976 Thammasat University massacre on the steps of Sydney Town Hall, reports Peter Boyle.

Half-naked Extinction Rebellion activists protested outside the NSW Independent Planning Commission against its approval for Santos' Narrabri gas project, writes AJ Tennant.

The NSW government is facing growing opposition to its plan to build new incinerators in Western Sydney, reports Jim McIlroy.

Charges against 12 Extinction Rebellion protesters who took part in the Spring Rebellion last year have been dismissed, reports Duncan Roden.

For weary parents and restless students, the staged return to school in Melbourne is a welcome relief. But teachers, such as Daryl Croke, Mary Merkenich, Beth Muldoon and Carlene Wilson are warning about the risk of COVID-19 transmission in densely-packed classrooms.

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