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Child welfare in Nauru's prison camp

Activists unfurl banner off eastern freeway overpass in Melbourne

Pilliga 'angels' arrested at Santos CSG site

Five climate guardian angels were arrested by police on February 9 while blockading the road to Santos' Leewood wastewater facility in the Pilliga forest near Narrabri in north-west New South Wales.

Dutton refuses to meet with refugee rights activists

Love Makes a Way, a national movement of Christians concerned about refugee rights, protested outside Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's electorate office on February 10.

The protest is a part of some 20 events to take place around the country over the next two weeks.

Gloucester anti-fracking activist: 'CSG in NSW is dead in the water'

“Coal seam gas in New South Wales is dead in the water”, Julie Lyford, spokesperson for Groundswell Gloucester, said after AGL announced on February 4 it was quitting Gloucester.

AGL had planned to drill at 300 sites in a geologically complex and rich farming region north-west of Newcastle. It had been facing fierce opposition for conducting tests in the Gloucester region under PEL 285.

The decision has been welcomed by anti-coal seam gas (CSG) campaigners across NSW. AGL's licence was due for renewal on February 22.

#TheseCutsAreKillingUs national rallies

Join the February 20 #TheseCutsAreKillingUs rallies against the Turnbull government's cuts to Medicare.

All rallies on Saturday 20 February

Adelaide
1pm Parliament House North Terrace
www.facebook.com/events/497916927055345

Brisbane
1pm Queens Park cnr Elizabeth & George Sts, Brisbane

Photos: Thousands rally to say Let Them Stay

Thousands of people came out around Australia in cities and regional centres as part of the growing #letthemstay movement, aimed at preventing the removal of 267 asylum seekers, including 37 babies, from the Australian mainland to detention in Nauru.

Protests were held in Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Perth on February 8, as artists, writers, state and territory leaders and ordinary citizens voiced their support for the asylum seekers, most of whom were detained in Nauru and have been flown to Australia for medical treatment.

Sydney

TJ Hickey: twelve long years … still fighting for justice

Gail Hickey at the site where her son TJ died,

TJ Hickey was a young Aboriginal man, just 17 years old. On February 14, 2004, TJ died as a consequence of a Redfern police pursuit.

5 reasons to join the #LetThemStay rallies

The high court just threw out a challenge by the Human Rights Law Centre alleging the government had unlawfully detained people on Nauru, before they were brought to Australia temporarily for medical reasons.

Now the government is free to send 267 vulnerable people back to Nauru.

Here are 5 reasons to come and join protests on Thursday 4 February calling for the government to #LetThemStay and not send them to Nauru.

1. Babies

Pilliga activists: 'Pepper spray won't keep us away'

Protesters opposing a coal seam gas (CSG) wastewater plant in northern NSW say they will not let police use of pepper spray deter them from their fight against Santos' plans to drill up to 850 CSG wells in the Pilliga.

The Pilliga forest is a vital recharge area for the Great Artesian Basin, which forms the lifeblood of eastern Australia.

As part of its CSG plans, Santos is building a wastewater treatment works at Leewood, which was approved without an environmental impact statement and without public consultation.

Socialist candidate slams NSW public housing sell-off as 'big business hand-out'

"The NSW Coalition government's proposed sell-off of public housing to property developers is a huge hand-out to big business from the public purse," Peter Boyle, Socialist Alliance candidate for the seat of Sydney in the upcoming federal election, said on February 3.

"And the planned 'redevelopments' of public housing will make the housing crisis for workers and poor people even worse than now."

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