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Activists blockaded Newcastle Port, the world’s biggest coal port, on April 24. Niko Leka reports.

Socialist Alliance candidate Renee Lees says Matt Canavan only speaks for the coal barons, not regional Queensland. Kerry Smith reports.

 

Activists involved in Melbourne Educators for Social and Environmental Justice are campaigning to get Australian Education Union members to reject a substandard agreement. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Disabled people can be paid as little as $2.54 per hour. Shaun Bickley urges candidates, companies and others to support equal pay for equal work.

Global military spending rose last year to more than US$2.8 trillion, an average of more than $8.1 billion every day, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Kerry Smith reports.

The Refugee Action Collective held a rally outside the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) in Broadmeadows to demand freedom for those inside. Chris Slee reports.

At a mass meeting, the ACTU departed from previous election campaigns by urging unionists to vote for either Labor or the Greens. Zita Henderson reports.

Aged people are being discriminated against in homes with inadequate staff-to-patient ratios, reports Jack Williams.

Anti-war and peace activists are planning to picket a naval arms bazaar, Indo Pacific Expo, being organised in Sydney. Pip Hinman reports.

National Tertiary Education Union members at the University of Sydney have voted to strike for 48 hours on May 11–12 over work conditions. Georgie Dixon reports.

A spirited action against the commodification of education outside Sydney University’s Fisher Library heard from staff and students. Rachel Evans reports.

Scott Morrison's “captain’s pick” for the seat of Warringah is Katherine Deves has long been an anti-LGBTI rights campaigner. Shane Crocker reports.

 

Civil rights activists are angry that the federal government's witch hunt against Bernard Collaery is continuing. Kerry Smith reports.

Inner West residents were shocked to be told by the council’s general manager that they were effectively being shut out of the preparation of the demerger case. Peter Boyle reports.

NSW bus drivers are striking to receive the same pay and conditions for the same work across the network, reports Jim McIlroy .

Unionists rallied outside Liberal National MP Warren Entsch's office to call for better wages and conditions for workers, an end to insecure work and for a change in government. Isaac Nellist reports.

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