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Kuku Yalanji woman Pat O’Shane has slammed the reported failure to find staff for polling booths in Cape York communities. Kerry Smith reports.

What will happen to the pernicious cashless debit card scheme after the election? Labor has promised to make the scheme voluntary and the Coalition claims not to have a plan to expand it. But can either be trusted? Alex Bainbridge and Vivien Miley report. 

The the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition blurs the distinction between anti-Jewish racism and criticism of Israel, argues Jake Lynch.

Scott Morrison's naming of Port Kembla as one of three locations being considered for the new submarine base prompted activists in Wollongong to spring into action. Alexander Brown reports.

Rick Grzyb has been helping people fill out exit application forms to get off the Indue Cashless Debit Card for a few years. He spoke to Petrina Harley, Dirk Kelly and Cody Jensen.

Bong Bong Marcos

Reihana Mohideen discusses the May 9 election result in the Philippines, which saw the consolidation of rule by political dynasties and clans under the former Rodrigo Duterte regime.

North Queensland has a rich socialist history, with women, migrants and First Nations people playing a big role. Renee Lees reports.

The institutional integration of sports with the military has reproduced authoritarian sports cultures, writes Janaka Biyanwila. Popular protests demanding regime change are also about demilitarising the state.

Superannuation tax concessions mostly help those on higher incomes and it has an impact on the way the climate emergency is tackled. Andrew Chuter explains how.

GetUp has released how-to-vote recommendations for a number of seats in the coming election including in Leichhardt where Pat O'Shane is standing. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Elon Musk

If Elon Musk was in Russia, Western propaganda would call him an “oligarch”, but since he is in the United States he is referred to as a “very successful businessman”, writes Barry Sheppard.

The Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy screened Ithaka, a film about Julian Assange, with his father John Shipton a keynote speaker. Niko Leka reports.

The scandal of electronic eavesdropping on 65 leaders of the Catalan independence movement by Spanish state intelligence shows signs of becoming a long-running soap opera. Dick Nichols reports.

Activists tried to stop several people from being removed from the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation centre, likely to be deported. Felix Dance reports.

Australian Services Union and the Municipal and Utilities Workers Union members working for Moreland City Council have taken strike action after management offered a pay cut. Darren Saffin reports.

Kurdish letters w, x and q

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the refusal by a public office to register a baby with the name “Ciwan” — which contains the Kurdish letter “W” — was constitutional, reports Medya News.

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