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A vigil for the release of Palestinian aid worker Mohammed El Halabi was organised on April 2. Kerry Smith reports.

Thousands of NSW nurses and midwives struck for 24 hours on March 31 as part of their ongoing campaign for safe nurse-patient ratios in public hospitals, report Jim McIlroy and Niko Leka.

Jim McIlroy reports on a snap protest held just a day after the NSW Legislative Assembly rushed through laws that make disrupting roads and transport and industrial facilities punishable by up to two years’ jail.

Socialist Alliance candidate for the Geelong seat of Corio Sue Bull says the one-off $250 cost-of-living payment for pensioners and others struggling to survive on welfare was "an insult".

Supporters and members launched the Socialist Alliance election campaigns for the Victorian Senate and the seats of Corio and Wills. Jacob Andrewartha and Sarah Hathway report.

Refugee rights protesters gathered outside the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation to demand the detainees’ freedom. Chris Slee, Andrea Bortoli and Chloe DS report.

Five hundred people called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to implement changes to stop gendered and domestic violence against women. Niko Leka reports.

Socialist Alliance candidate for Leichhardt Pat O’Shane went on a listening tour of Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait). Kerry Smith reports.

Thirteen-year-old Lismore school student Ella O'Dwyer-Oshlack gave a powerful speech criticising the PM for climate denialism at the School Strike 4 Climate. Pip Hinman reports.

Aged care industry workers rallied in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland in support of better pay and conditions and for improved staffing in the sector. Barry Healy reports.

Peter Boyle reports that the Warrang/Sydney component of the March 25 Global Student Climate Strike converged on the Prime Minister's official residence, Kirribilli House.

For the second year in the row, Kurdish Newroz was commemorated at NSW Parliament. Twelve MPs attended. Peter Boyle reports.

The Gomeroi Nation voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposal from Santos at a historic Native Title meeting in Tamworth. Paddy Gibson reports.

The Maritime Union of Australia (Victorian Branch) criticises the Svitzer boss for failing to meet workers seeking fair pay, job security and safety at work. Sue Bull reports.

Two climate activists who had been blocking container trains to Port Botany are to be deported, but others say they will continue the blockade. Kerry Smith reports.

Long-term activist Monica Harte will become the second socialist councillor on Moreland City Council after a March 21 count-back by the Victorian Electoral Commission. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

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