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The defeat of the right-wing Scott Morrison government indicates people want change and there is a strong mood to act on the climate crisis and inequality, argue Sarah Hathway, Jacob Andrewartha and Sam Wainwright.

On election eve, more than 50 people gathered on Rundle Mall for a snap protest against the Coalition government's inaction on climate change. Renfrey Clarke reports.

The approach of those seeking to be elected to the Murray-Darling Basin and its water distribution plan needs to weighed up because too much water is still being allocated to irrigators. Tracey Carpenter reports.

Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Niko Leka believes the election will be a pivotal time for climate action and said his PhD in Public Health would see him prioritise preventative healthcare nationally. Maia O’Connor reports.

More than 1000 students, workers and activists marched on May 6 to call for urgent action on climate change. Isaac Nellist reports.

Australian landscape

Progressive filmmaker, Damon Gameau spoke with Green Left about his new film, a response to the devastating 2019–20 bushfires.

Socialist Alliance Victorian Senate candidate Felix Dance criticised the Coalition's “khaki election” strategy, saying “war is a racket”.

For a fourth time a Senate committee investigating contentious oil and gas exploration in the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory has had to ask for an extension, largely because of corporate favours. Pip Hinman reports.

Socialist Alliance candidate for Leichhardt Pat O'Shane discusses some of the critical issues in this federal election: housing, healthcare, education and First Nations peoples' rights. 

Queensland Nationals Senator Matt Canavan's “net zero is dead” campaign should hardly come as a surprise, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Sue Bolton, Socialist Alliance candidate for Wills and a Moreland City Councillor, argues that Labor's "small target" election strategy risks helping the right make more gains.

Activists blockaded Newcastle Port, the world’s biggest coal port, on April 24. Niko Leka reports.

Socialist Alliance candidate Renee Lees says Matt Canavan only speaks for the coal barons, not regional Queensland. Kerry Smith reports.

 

2022 Durban floods

Patrick Bond and Mary Galvin report on the recent catastrophic floods in Durban, which have exposed the Cyril Ramaphosa government’s criminal negligence and failure to take action on climate change.

Global military spending rose last year to more than US$2.8 trillion, an average of more than $8.1 billion every day, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Kerry Smith reports.

Since becoming the minister for offence, Peter Dutton has used every opportunity to spruik Australia’s “need” to prepare for war against China. ANZAC Day provided another opening for the hawk. Pip Hinman reports.

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