Pip Hinman

The Fair Work Commission seemed to understand that awarding the lowest-paid quarter of the workforce an extra $33.11 a week would do little to ease the cost-of-living crisis. Jim Mcllroy and Pip Hinman report.

In yet another public hand-out to fossil energy, NSW Labor has said the ageing Eraring coal-fired power station will stay open until 2027 to ensure a stable power supply. But there are other options, argue Zane Alcorn and Pip Hinman.

The Jewish Council of Australia has renewed its call on federal Labor to pressure Israel to stop committing genocide, following Israel’s May 27 airstrike on Palestinians reduced to living in tents. Pip Hinman reports.

young people jailed

New South Wales Labor's harsh new bail laws have been widely opposed by First Nations, legal and community groups who say they will cause 'unspeakable damage', reports Pip Hinman.

Calls to end the removal of Aboriginal children from their families were made at rallies around the country to mark Sorry Day and the beginning of Reconciliation Week. Alex Salmon and Pip Hinman report.

kids holding a banner

Since the Labor and Liberal parties have lost hearts and minds over their support for genocidal Israel, they are now moving to culture wars, argues Pip Hinman.

The Brereton inquiry found Australian soldiers had killed or directed the killing of Afghan civilians, but none have been tried or sentenced. Meanwhile war crimes whistleblower David McBride has been given sent to jail. Pip Hinman reports.

anti-gas campaigners

Labor's decision to expand gas in a climate emergency reveals how much it has been captured by fossil fuel corporations. Pip Hinman reports. 

The National Tertiary Education Union at the University of Sydney has voted to support an institutional academic boycott of Israeli universities and to cut ties with weapons industries. Pip Hinman reports.

NSW Labor has amended the Local Government Act to give the minister more power over whether forcibly-merged councils can demerge, breaking one of its pre-election promises. Pip Hinman reports.

Tens of thousands of people joined mass rallies to demand real action to combat male violence against women, over April 26–27, promoted by the killing of 27 women, so far, this year.

Richard Marles and submarine

Richard Marles, Deputy Prime Minister and defence minister committed hundreds of billions of dollars to defence spending over the next decade. Pip Hinman reports.