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Victorian Police have used maximum aggression to try and prevent activists taking non-violent direct action outside a major mining conference on October 29.

A vibrant protest of hundreds of people gathered in Brisbane Australia on October 26 to express solidarity with the burgeoning people's movement in Chile. This video shows the demands of that movement.

Raise the Rate Drive at Addison Road Community Centre

The Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville, Sydney, has renamed one of its streets to Raise The Rate Drive to help raise awareness about the campaign to raise the rate of payments for welfare recipients.

A banner at the Protect the Right to Peaceful Protest rally in Brisbane on October 22.

The Australian Library and Information Association has condemned a Brisbane City Council ban on Extinction Rebellion meeting in council facilities while environmental groups have denounced new lock-on laws as deceitful, overreaching and ultimately destined to fail in its intent to stop people protesting.

Murdoch University is facing widespread criticism for its decision to seek potentially millions in compensation by suing one of its employees, associate professor Gerd Schroeder-Turk. Murdoch has also attempted to remove him from his elected position on the university’s senate.

Galpu and Golpa clan elders from Elcho Island

Aboriginal peoples are no strangers to having governments pass laws telling them how to live their lives and with little to no consultation.

A protest calling for a ban on new fossil fuel projects, outside SA parliament on October 18.

Fossil Free SA and supporters called for a ban on new fossil fuel projects in South Australia, at a protest held outside Parliament House on October 18. The action was called in response to a recent decision by the state Liberal government to invite new applications for oil and gas licences.

A protest against "cashless welfare" was organised by Sydney Coalition Against the Card outside a Centrelink office in Blacktown on October 19.

Stop Adani activists protested at GHD offices around the country calling on the engineering firm to cut ties with Adani. The protests were part of a week of action that began on October 21.

A rally in support of Jock Palfreeman in Melbourne on October 19.

Supporters of recently paroled Australian activist Jock Palfreeman gathered in Melbourne on October 13 to demand the government step up pressure on Bulgaria to allow him to return home.

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