It seems like no government official or senior public servant realised the Robodebt scheme was illegal, but the idea that the Coalition government didn’t know exactly what it was doing is preposterous, argues Zane Alcorn.
Youth & students
Angry protests have been held in Paris and 267 other towns around France against President Emmanuel Macron’s attempt to raise the standard retirement age from 62 to 64, reports John Mullen.
Millions of workers and youth in France mobilised on January 19 against the government's latest attack on pensions. John Mullen explains the background.
Polish left-wing party Razem (Together) International Office member Zofia Malisz discusses the party’s history, Polish politics and Razem’s views on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Choo Chon Kai, a leading activist in the Socialist Party of Malaysia, has been building solidarity with democracy activists in China for many years. He discusses the recent protests in several cities in China.
Climate Coalition Sydney organised a forum that heard from four union and environmental activists fighting against the Australian government’s fossil fuel expansionism. David Killingly reports.
The Freedom Movement of Iran – Queensland has been organising weekly protests in Brisbane calling on the federal government to do to help the democracy movement win in Iran. Kerry Smith reports.
Ontario’s Conservative government has officially repealed its anti-worker, anti-union legislation, reports Jeff Shantz.
Barry Healy reports that thousands of people from across Perth attended a vigil in Midland to commemorate the life of 15-year-old Noongar man Cassius Turvey.
The key to defending Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva's government and ensuring progress will be the revitalisation of the popular organisations and indigenous and labour movements, argues Dave Kellaway.
Iranian teachers staged a two-day strike on October 24, as anti-government sentiment continues to grow, reports Susan Price.
Apple workers struck for 24 hours, taking the next step in their unprecedented national industrial action campaign for a better agreement. Isaac Nellist reports.