Healthcare

Housing activists criticised the first Labor budget for failing to act on housing shortages affecting hundreds of thousands of people across New South Wales. Jim McIlroy reports.

Drug decriminalisation laws agreed by the Labor-Greens ACT government are now in effect. But NSW Premier is backtracking from promises he made in opposition. Paul Gregoire reports.

Solidarity Minded

Peter Boyle spoke to Ryan Capozzi from Solidarity Minded, a mutual aid group specialising in mental health that is planning to work with Yezidi survivors of the Daesh (Islamic State) massacre in Iraqi Kurdistan nine years ago.

Iván Barreto López from the Cuban Institute for Friendship Among the Peoples (ICAP) spoke to Alex Bainbridge about ending the US-imposed blockade of Cuba which he said has impacted “every Cuban”.

More than half of all deaths, or serious injuries, in NSW Police operations between 2017-2022 have been linked to mental health crises. Caitlin O’Keeffe-White reports.

SAG-AFTRA strike

Members of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) — representing 160,000 actors across the United States — went on strike on July 14, joining writers on the picket lines, reports Malik Miah.

Suzanne James looks at the latest in a long line of attempts to once again legalise the personal use of marijuana.

Crack downs on vape usage will drive more young people to smoke cigarettes

Budget measures to raise the tax on tobacco products are supposedly about “harm minimisation” and discouraging smoking when it’s another attack on the poor. Isaac Nellist reports. 

March in the streets for Colombia

Thousands took to the streets across Colombia, on June 7, in support of the labour, pension and healthcare reforms proposed by the Gustavo Petro government, reports Zoe Alexandra.

Between 6000-7000 people protested in front of Parliament House to say “no” to a new football stadium — costing $715 million — in the heart of the waterfront. Robynne Murphy reports.

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.

Workers in the mostly privatised aged-care system face chronic understaffing and substandard pay, while aged care providers cry poor to justify their cost cutting. Ben Radford reports.