Education

Iván Barreto Lopez and Marianniz Díaz Hernández spoke to students and staff at the University of Sydney about Cuba's remarkable achievements in spite of the punishing US blockade. Rachel Evans reports.

Marianniz Díaz and Ivan Ernesto Barreto building solidarity with Cuba

Two young Cubans, currently touring Australia with the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society, are speaking at a public meeting on Cuba’s challenges and latest achievements. Allen Jennings reports.

Australian universities graphic

Suzanne James asks if Australia can really find its way back to Whitlam-style free education policy when so many are ensnared in a hunger-games economy, driven by the greed of the privileged, privately-educated few? 

US civil_rights_march_on_washington

A ruling by the far-right super majority on the US Supreme Court has falsely asserted that the United States is and has always been a “colour-blind” country, writes Malik Miah.

While concrete details remain patchy, job security is not the only troubling aspect of Premier Peter Malinauskas' decision to merge the University of Adelaide and UniSA. Binoy Kampmark reports.

 

The $368 billion for AUKUS nuclear submarines could be better spent on funding education. Graphic: G

The New South Wales Teachers Federation has decided to deepen its stand against the AUKUS military pact. Pip Hinman reports.

South Australian unions, human rights, legal and community groups are campaigning against Labor’s new draconian anti-protest laws, which passed the Legislative Assembly with the Liberal’s support. Paul Petit reports.

Queensland’s Annastacia Palaszczuk government has announced plans to build another children’s jail in Woodford, next door to the adult maximum-security facility. Paul Gregoire interviews Debbie Kilroy from Sisters Inside.

Students campaigning for affordable housing

Isaac Nellist writes that Labor’s budget is a huge disappointment for many, but especially young people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis, surging rents and expensive education.

Gender bias in the health system was discussed at a forum hosted by Geelong Women Unionist Network (GWUN) and the Geelong Regional Library. Jackie Kriz reports.

Ten climate activists have been variously charged under the NSW anti-protest laws for taking part in non-violent direct action protests. David Killingly reports.

Catriona Jackson, CEO of Universities Australia, is off to Washington to meet the US State Department and National Science Foundation to grab a slice of the growing defence budget for the sector. Binoy Kampmark reports.