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Hundreds congregate in Sydney CBD for Refugee Justice

By DANIEL LO SURDO Hundreds gathered in Haymarket’s Belmore Park Sunday afternoon as part of the National Justice for Refugees Palm Sunday Rallies.  The rally petitioned for the release of Medevac refugees and all those transferred from Manus and Nauru and now being held in hotels and detention centres within Australia, as well as a […]

Federal government under fire for slashing JobSeeker

By ALLISON HORE  The federal government’s decision to slash the coronavirus supplement for JobSeeker recipients has been slammed by unemployed people and advocates across the country.  This week the Morrison government announced that the $75-a-week coronavirus supplement will be abolished from April 1. In an attempt to lighten the blow, they also announced that the […]

2020 Burn In Hell

By Sam Wade How the is it December already? Didn’t we start this shit awful year sometime last week, spent a good century in lockdown and now time has the sheer bloody audacity to tell us ‘yeah, nah it’s Christmas now. Jingle Jingle you fucks.’ I’m not into it. 2020 has been difficult and I […]

The man with no face

By MARK MORDUE “What’s going on here?” a middle-aged man asks. He stands at the table set up by Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) outside Addi Road’s Food Pantry Marrickville. I tell him we are helping put together Christmas cards from people who are unemployed and battling, to send them to Australian politicians. On […]

From feast to famine – food insecurity in a global pandemic

By FRANCIS EDWARDS 2020 has been a year of firsts. The first female, woman of colour elected as the US Vice President. The first signs of peace in the middle east following decades of war; of environmental rejuvenation in the Venice canals, and of innovative approaches to education.  But not all of 2020’s firsts have […]