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The holiday season is meant to be a joyous time, but for the nearly 3 million poor Australians it is nothing but embarrassment, isolation and hunger. Nova ‘Jade’ Sobieralski reports.

Anti-coal activists sang adapted Christmas carols outside the head office of National Australia Bank as part of the campaign to demand it end funding to all fossil fuel projects. Jim McIlroy reports.

The Mackay Conservation Group is celebrating after it was announced that Urannah Dam had been withdrawn from the environmental assessment process. Kerry Smith reports.

Nilofar told a forum by video link from Indonesia that refugees stranded there are not allowed to work or study, which has led some to suicide. Chris Slee reports.

Kurdish Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani launched his new book at UNSW, telling a packed-out audience that thousands of refugees are still in limbo. Niko Leka reports.

Community members gathered to raise the West Papuan flag in the lobby of weapons company Thales’ Brisbane office. Kerry Smith reports.

Amnesty International Australia and Amnesty International Indonesia have criticised Australia's decision to award Indonesian military chief, General Andika Perkasa. Kerry Smith reports.

Six environment activists, who stopped a trainload of coal from Adani’s Carmichael mine and climbed machinery at Abbot Point coal terminal two weeks ago faced court today. Kerry Smith reports.

Judge Timothy Gartelmann released climate activist Violet CoCo, on bail, pending her appeal on March 2, 2023. Rachel Evans reports.

Gifts of love and solidarity for Violet CoCo were placed under a Christmas tree, while lumps of coal were addressed to the Queensland and NSW premiers. Kerry Smith reports.

Peter Boyle reports that thousands marched through Sydney to demand democracy in Iran and justice for Jina Mahsa Amini.

Person holds sign reading 'Support Liz & Petrina'

Two climate activists are defending their charges of blocking the road to Woodside Energy’s Scarborough liquid natural gas plant on the Burrup Peninsula, reports Nova Sobieralski.

Climate campaigners are demanding that Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, MUFG Union Bank and Mizuho Bank stop funding Whitehaven Coal. Coral Wynter reports.

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union adopted a resolution against AUKUS at its recent national conference. Kerry Smith reports.

A protest outside the office of immigration minister Andrew Giles demanded permanent visas for refugees. Chris Slee reports.

This year's Closing the Gap report provides more damning evidence of the colonialist approach to First Nations people. Isaac Nellist reports.

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