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A protest outside the office of immigration minister Andrew Giles demanded permanent visas for refugees. Chris Slee reports.

Getting the Victorian government back in the game on energy ownership is good policy and appears to have been widely welcomed in the elections, argues Cam Walker.

ITUC 2022

Almost 1000 delegates representing more than two hundred workers’ organisations in more than 120 countries gathered in Melbourne from November 17-22 for the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) 5th Congress, reports Ron Guy.

Sovereign cinema

Sovereign Cinema, part of Melbourne's Environmental Film Festival, is a one-day mini-festival on December 10, reports Kerry Smith.

Iranian refugees are continuing their 24/7 protest demanding permanent visas outside the Immigration department. Chris Slee reports.

Tim Gooden and Nataliya Levytska

Nataliya Levytska, deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine, discusses the situation of Ukrainian trade unions.

The Kurdish community held an emergency rally outside the State Library of Victoria in solidarity with the people of Rojava, in northern Syria, who are under attack from Turkey. Jim McIlroy reports.

Gregory Moore, former Senior Lecturer in Plant Science and Arboriculture, gave the following eulogy for the trees at a protest against the Victorian government's North East Link Project.

About 60 people took part in a funeral for trees, forests and animals lost due to destruction caused by the North East Link project. Mary Merkenich reports.

At least 6000 people gathered to show solidarity with the ongoing protests in Iran, sparked by the murder of Jina Masa Amini. Alex Salmon reports.

Union and solidarity activists protested outside the annual general meeting of Ansell because of its anti-union policies. Chris Slee reports.

A group of Iranian refugees are continuing their round-the-clock sit-in outside the Immigration Department. Chris Slee reports.

Labor has done very little to reverse the Kennett-era health and education privatisation spree, the consequences of which have led to a overloaded health system and a crisis-ridden education system. Arie Huybregts reports.

Socialist Alliance supports the current inspiring uprising across Iran, led by young women. Jacob Andrewartha argues Australia can do more to help. 

A new empty facility offers a perfect opportunity to provide a temporary home for women escaping domestic violence. Darren Saffin reports.

Farhad Bandesh, a Kurd, escaped Iran because he was persecuted. But, as he told Sumitra Vignaendra, a bridging visa amounts to more torture.

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