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Sue Bolton, who is seeking re-election for a third term on Moreland City Council, says the COVID-19 pandemic has proven the privatisation of care work leads to deadly results. Chloe DS reports.

Masses of Indonesian workers took strike action across the country on October 6–7 against a new employment law, writes Susan Price.

Simon Butler reviews an important new book that argues gradual reforms can’t resolve the crises humanity faces today.

Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair is an animated short film that dares to dream of a future in which 2020 is a historic turning point, writes Susan Price.

Unions have launched a plan to tackle the “broken” aged care system and protect workers at the front line, reports Jim McIlroy.

Any hopes raised by former prime minister Paul Keating's appearance at the royal commission into aged care were dashed by his advocacy of a user-pays system, writes Suzanne James

Former PM Paul Keating's user-pays aged-care 'solutions' will not help, argues Jim McIlroy.

Long-term health care worker Zeta Henderson argues that the main lesson to be drawn from this second wave of COVID-19 in Victoria is that health care must be run as a service to the community.

Much of the praise for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is justified, writes Bronwen Beechey. However, New Zealand's existing inequalities remain, and have potentially deepened during the pandemic.

The Brazilian government is moving to restrict access to legal abortion and intimidating health professionals, writes Marina Duarte de Souza.

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