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Hundreds of Afghan-Australians marched to the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide to demand the federal government lift the country's humanitarian intake of refugees trying to flee Afghanistan. Kerry Smith reports.

Frontline health workers say the system is “on the brink” as a result of underfunding. Green Left interviewed Maya*, a student nurse, who has been forced to take on a critical role.

The federal government is not off the hook as UNESCO's World Heritage Committee will again vote on whether or not to put the Great Barrier Reef on the “in danger” list next year. Margaret Gleeson reports.

After a heroic effort by the Darwin community, the last family of refugees was freed from unjust detention. But they are not stopping there. Pip Hinman reports. 

Jim McIlroy reports on a week of actions against the proposed Kurri Kurri gas plant.

Seven thousand Transport Workers Union delivery drivers took 24-hour strike action on August 27 after talks between the union and Toll collapsed. Alex Salmon reports.

Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, an elder of the Triabunna people in the Lake Eyre region of far northern South Australia, is campaigning for Santos and other gas companies to be prevented from destroying country. Renfrey Clarke reports.

The Socialist Alliance will field two long-term activists for the Victorian Senate on People and Planet before Profit platform, reports Chloe DS.

Activists were treated to an early-morning raid by an anti-terrorist outift for chalking a protest sign against oil and gas giant Woodside Energy, reports Chris Jenkins.

 

20,000 visas now!

A huge rally demanded the federal government extend its humanitarian visa program for asylum seekers from Afghanistan and grant permanent protection to refugees on temporary visas. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Anne McMenamin reports on another huge show of solidarity for the Afghan community.

A huge rally for justice for Afghanistan called for at least 20,000 refugee visas and the immediate granting of permanent protection for thousands of Afghan refugees on temporary visas. Video and interviews by Alex Bainbridge. 

A large a protest called for freedom for Afghanistan, women’s rights, refugee rights and much more support the Afghani community.  Susan Austin reports.

Rachel Evans reports on growing community opposition to the proposed redevelopment of Blackwattle Bay.

Traditional Owners have not been consulted on the bill to replace the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) and, as Alex Salmon reports, they say the bill is skewed towards the mining industry.

A two-year Victorian state parliament inquiry into the use of cannabis has fallen short of recommending legalisation. Arie Huybregts reports.

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