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NSW Parliament passes anti-protest bill

By DANIEL LO SURDO Legislation that will allow penalties of up to two years jail time and $22,000 in fines for protestors has been passed in NSW Parliament, following a spate of mobilisations and actions across Sydney in recent weeks. The Roads and Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill will apply tougher penalties for people who disrupt […]

Student climate protesters take the fight online, some return to the streets

By ASTON BROWN School students and supporters took to zoom to demand the government take greater action on climate change. The event was held online due to COVID restrictions and was part of larger protest actions that took place across the country yesterday. It comes as the Prime Minister announced he will be attending upcoming […]

THE NAKED CITY – PROTEST OR PEST

Their democratic right to protest aside, many would regard the ragtag collection of protestors who have turned out regularly for the anti-lockdown protests as serial pests. The same faces, spruiking the same agendas, regularly appear at the Sydney and Melbourne protests and unmasked, they have no problem being documented by the media.  Whether frustration with […]

Students hit the streets in the first climate strike since the pandemic

By CHRISTINE CHEN On Friday afternoon, thousands of students converged on Town Hall in Sydney as part of the School Strike 4 Climate movement. Protests calling for urgent climate action and a sustainable COVID-19 recovery plan were held across the country, for the first time since September, 2019. Undeterred by the pouring rain, protesters held […]

Thousands take to George Street in solidarity with Palestine

By ALLISON HORE Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters filled George Street in Sydney on Saturday in response to escalating violence in Gaza.  Upwards of 2,500 people marched along George Street to mark what Arabs call “the Nakba,” that is the “disaster” surrounding the of establishment of Israel in 1948 and the mass exodus of Palestinians.  The […]

Asian-Australians call for an end to anti-Asian sentiment at Sydney vigil

By ALLISON HORE With anti-Asian racism on the rise, Asian-Australians in Sydney are calling for the federal government to tighten anti-racism laws. The call comes as part of the global #StopAsianHate campaign.  According to a survey by the Asian Australian Alliance which launched in April last year, there have been 520 incidents reports of COVID-19 […]

Thousands take to the streets in national day of action against Indigenous deaths in custody

By ALLISON HORE Protests were held across the country on Saturday to mark three decades since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The national day of action called for justice for Indigenous people who have lost their lives in police custody.  The royal commission, which ran between 1987 and 1991, made 339 recommendations […]

Pride protesters take over Oxford Street ahead of Mardi Gras

By ALLISON HORE Protesters took over Oxford Street on Saturday, ahead of the Mardi Gras parade, in an effort to put the politics back in pride. Despite police threats to shut down the protest earlier in the week, at around 2pm hundreds of protesters carrying pride flags of all sorts descended onto Taylor Square, the […]

Sydney Burmese community rally against coup

By ALLISON HORE With just a day’s notice, hundreds of members of Sydney’s Burmese community gathered at Martin Place on Wednesday to raise awareness about the unfolding coup in Myanmar. On Monday, Myanmar’s military detained Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected civilian leader, and declared a year long state of emergency in a television […]

Invasion Day rally to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions

By ALLISON HORE A mass rally in Sydney to mark the 26th of January is set to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting protest gatherings larger than 500 people. Undeterred by COVID-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend protest gatherings, organisers of the annual Invasion Day protest have confirmed their Sydney protest […]