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Suzanne James spoke to trade unionist and Socialist Alliance candidate for the Victorian Senate Angela Carr about Australia’s economic and social equity crisis.

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

Green Left asked Rachel Evans, who is part of the NSW Senate ticket for Socialist Alliance, about some of the critical issues in the coming federal election.

Former New South Wales magistrate and Kuku Yalanji elder Pat O’Shane intends to take her trailblazing attitude to government to force much-needed change in the areas of climate, corruption and social justice.

Mental health workers Dr Nikola Leka and Sarah Ellyard spoke to Green Left about the mental health crisis exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The harrowing global effects of COVID-19 have been accompanied by a crisis in mental health, with levels of psychological distress and demand for mental health services growing exponentially. Tom Eccles reports that young people are especially at risk.

The Socialist Alliance will contest the Newcastle City Council elections, with a focus on affordable housing and real climate action. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Community activist Pauline Galvin is standing as part of the Sue Bolton Moreland Team for a spot in the Moreland City Council in the elections on October 24. 

More support services may not have saved Courtney Herron’s life. But surely she, and other vulnerable people, have a right to expect more support, writes Sue Bull.

Socialist groups and community activists of different stripes have come together under the banner of Victorian Socialists in one of the most ambitious bids in decades to get a socialist elected to state parliament. Green Left Weekly’s Jacob Andrewartha spoke to Stephen Jolly, Victorian Socialists’ lead candidate for the upper house Northern Metropolitan seat, about this initiative.

More than three years after Category 4 Cyclone Lam lashed the Galiwin’ku community on Elcho Island, residents are asking why the rebuild is taking so long.

In the aftermath of the fire that destroyed the 120 apartments of the Grenfell Tower in London, with at least 17 fatalities, a heartbroken Grenfell Tower Action Group pointed to the repeated, detailed warnings it provided to authorities that the building was a disaster waiting to happen.

A disability working group said at least 45,000 people with disabilities will remain in unsatisfactory housing, including nursing homes, living with aging parents and homelessness under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). While the key aim of the NDIS is to provide participants with independent living, most of the people with disabilities will not receive housing support. Housing experts believe 110,000 people need appropriate accommodation, meaning about 40% will miss out on the help they need.
In our “A World to Win” series, Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance activists speak on issues that affect young people. This week, Emma Fields discusses the right to free, decent housing for all. * * * When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights talks about “standard of living adequate for health and well-being”, it means suitable access to food, clothing, housing and medical care.
Fearless Milk Crate Theatre Carriageworks, Sydney September 13-22 $35, $25 www.milkcratetheatre.com Milk Crate Theatre director Mirra Todd says his main goal is to get people thinking and talking about homelessness. “All theatre is about starting a conversation,” the wiry, animated Todd tells Green Left at Milk Crate’s rehearsal rooms in Sydney’s Kings Cross.
Housing action group City is Ours organised a protest outside housing minister Richard Wynne’s office on November 12, to highlight Melboune’s growing housing crisis. City is Ours has also recently organised a public meeting and a protest against rooming house evictions outside Moreland Council’s offices.

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