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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 […]

Mardi Gras protest granted public health exemption

By ALLISON HORE A protest at Sydney’s Taylor Square planned for the afternoon of Mardi Gras has been granted an exemption to go ahead by NSW Health. Earlier this week, protest organisers said NSW police were attempting to block the protest citing coronavirus concerns and public health orders despite NSW seeing zero COVID-19 transmissions for […]

NSW Police attempt to block Mardi Gras pride protest

By ALLISON HORE Despite NSW seeing zero COVID-19 transmissions for over a month, NSW police have cited coronavirus concerns in an attempt to shut down a planned pride protest set to go ahead on the day of Mardi Gras. The protest, planned to go ahead at Taylor Square at 2pm on the 6th of March, […]

Defiant Invasion Day protesters gather in the Domain

By ALLISON HORE Despite being threatened by fines and arrests, thousands of protesters turned up in The Domain for an unauthorised Invasion Day rally. Undeterred by COVID-19 public health orders restricting the number of people allowed to attend protest gatherings and police threats to enforce said restrictions, Sydney’s annual Invasion Day protest went ahead with […]

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 […]

Protests of up to 500 people now allowed

By ALLISON HORE Democracy campaigners are celebrating after NSW Health announced changes to restrictions on protests.  Despite not a single documented case of coronavirus transmission occurring at a protest in Australia, COVID-19 health and safety orders had been used to shut down a number of protests in Sydney. But changes to the public health orders […]

Right to protest under threat

By ALLISON HORE Activists, politicians, union officials and legal experts are calling for “democracy to be restored” in NSW in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Despite not a single documented case of Coronavirus transmission occurring at a protest in Australia, COVID-19 health and safety orders have been used to shut down a number of […]

Police response to campus protest “disturbing” and “violent”

By ALLISON HORE University of Sydney staff and students have been left feeling “disturbed” by footage showing the heavy-handed actions of police at a campus protest on Wednesday. Around 200 students gathered on the lawn at University of Sydney at around midday on Wednesday to participate in a public “teach out” organised by the National […]

Trans rights protesters arrested at rally against One Nation bill

By ALLISON HORE Two protesters were arrested at a transgender rights rally in Sydney’s Taylor Square on Saturday. The “kill the bill” rally was organised in opposition to a set of legislation to strip schools of educational content relating to transgender and gender diverse people. The Education Legislation Amendment bill proposed by One Nation’s Mark […]