The release of refugees from detention has given activists hope that there will be a change in policy. But, as Chloe DS writes, they won't stop organising until all refugees are released and given permanent protection.
Find out what Invasion Day protests and events are happening across Australia on January 26 and how you can participate.
Chris Slee reports that a petition calling on Victorian Premier Dan Andrews to stop the cruelty towards refugees was handed over to his office. The protests to free the refugees are growing.
Workers locked out of Coles’ Smeaton Grange warehouse in Western Sydney are campaigning strongly for a “no” vote on the company’s non-union agreement, reports Jim McIlroy.
Pressures from the pandemic mean that the long-running Alfalfa House Community Food Cooperative is facing the prospect of having to close at the end of January, reports Pip Hinman.
Chris Slee reports that refugee rights supporters will rally on January 27 outside the Melbourne Magistrates Court to support activists who have been charged for organising safe protests.
A sizable protest in Melbourne demanded freedom for refugees detained in a hotel prison, reports Chloe DS.
Activists organised a vigil for a young Malaysian student who died in the Villawood detention centre, reports Stephen Langford.
Chloe DS reports that refugees were forcibly transferred under excessive police presence from the Mantra hotel in Melbourne's north to a former COVID-19 hotspot in the CBD.
The City of Moreland Council has condemned a secret immigration detention centre in Fawkner and urged the Victorian government to change planning laws to disallow such cruelty, reports Chloe DS.