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Students and staff are campaigning against the University of Sydney’s plans to move the Gender and Cultural Studies Department into the School of Social and Political Sciences. Adam Trumper reports.

Bernard Collaery will be allowed to make public certain information in his trial. While he should not have to face a trial at all for helping his client, Witness K, this is a positive step, writes Jim McIlroy.

Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, warns that unless the federal government restrains its pandemic spending, the country will end up like Sri Lanka. Michael Cooke and Lionel Bopage argue that this is neoliberal nonsense.

In response to the plan to rapidly phase out the disaster payment, the Australian Council of Social Service said the JobSeeker rate needs to be lifted to $80 a day. Arie Huybregts reports.

Gladys Berejiklian, the soon-to-be-former premier of New South Wales, has been a major player in the Liberal-National Party's sell-off of public assets to corporate mates. Andrew Chuter reports.

Neoliberal austerity, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has provided fertile ground for the rise of the far-right in Canada's recent federal election, reports Jeff Shantz.

The big shift in wealth from non-owners of residential property to owners continues. Renfrey Clarke argues the federal government’s efforts to inflate its way out of the COVID-19 economic slump have made upward pressures on housing prices extreme.

The Taliban converted the secretariat of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to the Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice on September 17, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Peter Boyle reports on the incredible lengths the Scott Morrison government will go to protect big businesses that have shamelessly rorted JobKeeper.

There are growing concerns over the Pakistan establishment's influence in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Deniz Agraz spoke to Christian “Bong” Ramilo, a Filipino-Australian musician and community arts worker based in Darwin, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts sector.

Ian Ellis-Jones writes that the United States' ban on remittances to Cuba has had a detrimental impact on the standard of living of Cuban families, compounding the impact of the decades-long economic blockade.

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up many surprises, but none as sickening as the political right pretending to care about people’s mental health, argues Dechlan Brennan.

No matter which landholder you talk to about water troubles in New South Wales, they all blame government failures. Daniel Pedersen reports.

The tourist industry in Cuba has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the United States’ economic, financial and commercial blockade, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

More and more US transnationals have opened up in Mexico over the past few decades, taking advantage of unfair trade agreements, super-exploitative labour conditions and cheap utilities, reports Tamara Pearson.

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