A bill to enable trans and gender diverse adults and children to obtain birth certificates that record their self-identified sex — male, female or a descriptor of their choice — looks set to pass the Victorian parliament, despite opposition from conservatives and trans-exclusionary radical feminists.
University students and supporters rallied in Sydney on August 20 against sexual violence on university campuses as part of a national day of action.
Numerous reports have shown there is a sexual violence crisis at university. Women's collectives are calling on universities to stop making promises and instead take real action.
University students and supporters rally in Sydney on August 20 against sexual violence on campus and call on univerist administrations to do more to stop it.
Hundreds attended an early morning pro-choice rally on August 20, 2019 outside the NSW Parliament which was considering a bill to decriminalise abortions. Among the speakers was 17-year-old Bella Zaid who, together with other high school students, organised a huge pro-choice rally and march earlier this year. Video by Peter Boyle for Green Left Weekly.
On Friday August 16, hundreds attended a peaceful rally in Sydney's Martin Place to show their solidarity with the Hong Kong democracy protests. Video and stills by Peter Boyle for Green Left Weekly.
A climate activist has locked on to machinery at Adani’s Carmichael coal mine site in Central Queensland a day after Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk announced penalties for climate protestors participating in civil disobedience.
Those opposing the move to treat abortion as a health matter rather than a crime have made their views known — loudly. The NSW Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019, a long-overdue reform, was passed by the Legislative Council, 26 to 15. A major pro-choice rally is being organised for September 15, two days days before amendments will be debated.
Extinction Rebellion and Stop Adani activists occupied the Sydney offices of Adani contractor GHD on August 13.
Activists are calling on the global engineering company to cut ties with Adani.
Video: Zebedee Parkes