Being Indigenous in one of the richest countries in the world is a risk factor for COVID-19, quite apart from the other factors dispossessed people struggle with, such as high rates of incarceration, unemployment and suicide, writes Emma Murphy.
Socialist councillor Sue Bolton writes that years of cut-backs and privatisations have made it hard for councils to rapidly put in place a COVID-19 public health response.
Other than those held in detention, refugees and asylum seekers living in communities across Australia are probably the most vulnerable to COVID-19, writes Jonathan Strauss.
The Refugee Action Collective in Victoria has vowed to hold a car cavalcade in defiance of a police ban, to demand freedom for detained refugees, reports Chris Slee.
Just because there will be no mass multicultural and interfaith Palm Sunday rallies for refugee rights doesn't mean we cannot show our support. Zebedee Parkes details how you can join the online protest.
Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers now face the risk of COVID-19 infection and should be freed, writes Zebedee Parkes.
Our response to COVID-19 has to emphasise that nobody is expendable, and the needs and lives of vulnerable people, the poor and oppressed are more important than corporate profits, writes Isaac Silver.
Indonesia, which does not have the infrastructure for small-scale, let alone, mass testing is covering up the figures on COVID-19 transmission, reports Rebecca Meckelburg.
The coronavirus pandemic is both a threat to our health and corporate profits. As Alex Bainbridge argues, our health needs must come first, which means meeting health needs without making workers and the unemployed pay for the crisis.
After explicitly ruling them out, the federal government has now announced it will legislate for wage subsidy packages. Lisbeth Latham takes a critical look at what's on offer.
Filipino activists delivering aid to communities abandoned by the government are facing daily threats, harassment and arrest. They are appealing for urgent funds to continue their work among the urban poor, writes Susan Price.
A survey taken as US Congress debated a $4.5 trillion corporate bailout amid the coronavirus pandemic shows most people believe the political system works only for the wealthy and elite, writes Julia Conley.
Who should pay for the more than $300 billion COVID-19 stimulus packages? Rather than shifting the cost on to workers and the poor, Jim McIlroy points to an alternative solution.
Life under COVID-19 just got scarier for many women. Isolation at home is not the safest choice for women trapped in abusive relationships, writes Chloe DS.
Wharfies at the DP World terminal in Melbourne were stood down after refusing to unload a container vessel on quarantine grounds. Kerry Smith reports the Maritime Union of Australia is campaigning to protect the workforce and community.
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed longstanding divisions in the European Union, with clashes over how to fund the response and solidarity in short supply, writes Duroyan Fertl.