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Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends and Water for Rivers rallied on July 15 to call on the Independent Planning Commission rule against Santos' Narrabri Gas Project, reports Zebedee Parkes.

Union organisers, health workers and Muslim community representatives say it is essential the community be given a central role in coordinating a public health response to COVID-19, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

Voices from the Blocks, a group of North Melbourne and Flemington public housing residents, is asking the Victorian government to take on board its suggestions on how to deal humanely with the COVID-19 outbreak in their homes.

Refugee rights activists have stepped up their calls for refugees to be released from hotel prisons after a guard at the Mantra Hotel tested positive, reports Kerry Smith.

New South Wales communities ravaged by the Black Summer fires are now suffering the impact of the harsh winter cold as they await for their homes to be rebuilt, reports Paul Oboohov.

Protests will be held across Australia on July 19 to mark 7 years of detention for those refugees who were sent to detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru, reports Kerry Smith.

Human rights activist Stephen Langford has been charged with defacing the Governor Lachlan Macquarie statue in Hyde Park. Jim McIlroy reports his 'crime' was to paste Macquarie's own words to the statue.

People power has stopped the Powerhouse Museum from being sold off but the fight to stop historic Parramatta from being bulldozed continues, reports Jim McIlroy.

Communities are organising to protect the remains of burnt state forests for their intrinsic value and for endangered species, writes Paul Oboohov.

The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance has called for an immediate end to the investigation and possible prosecution of ABC journalist Dan Oakes, reports Jim McIlroy.

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