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Issue #1961

Assam’s statelessness crisis continues

In August 2019, a National Register of Citizens was published in Assam. It has created a crisis of statelessness in the region which is ongoing today.

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Issue #1954

Lessons from the 104th anniversary of the February Revolution

The 8th of March marked the 104th Anniversary of the February Revolution in Russia.

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Issue #1961

Federal court upholds India travel ban

In a judgment handed down on the 10th May, the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) upheld the federal government’s India travel ban.

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Issue #1951

Safety must come first don’t abolish the Family Court!

On Wednesday, 17th of February, a Bill passed the Commonwealth Parliament to merge the Federal Circuit Court with the Family Court of Australia.

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Issue #1967

Murugappan family reunited, but still a long way to go

On Tuesday, 15th June, the Murugappan family were reunited in Perth, pending a government decision on whether they will be allowed to stay in Australia permanently.

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Issue #1954

National crisis for Australian renters

On census night in 2016, an estimated 116,000 people were experiencing homelessness across Australia.

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Issue #1963

Reforms to DSP desperately needed

The Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs will conduct an investigation this year into the “purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension” (DSP).

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Issue #1950

The rot at the heart of our fruit-picking industry

Sunraysia, in Victoria’s north known for its table grapes, vineyards, citrus fruit, and olives. It is a popular working holiday destination, with plenty of work on the fruit blocks for migrant labourers.

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Issue #1952

No space for transphobia on IWD

On the 8th of March, cities across the world will hold rallies in support of International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a celebration of women and a day of solidarity and action around women’s issues.

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Issue #1966

Biloela family is test case for broader refugee rights’ movement

On Saturday 12th June, Priya Murugappan issued a heartfelt plea for justice on behalf of herself and her family.

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Issue #1970

Wage theft laws come into effect in Victoria

Last year, the Victorian parliament passed a law making wage theft a crime. On the 1st of July this year, that law came into effect.

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Issue #1974

Victorian reforms feed national conversation about sexual violence

In February 2020, changes to the Judicial Proceedings Reports Act made it an offence in Victoria to publicly identify the victim of a sexual offence.

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Issue #1956

Parliament calls for Royal Commission into Veteran Suicides

On 22nd March, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing a motion calling for the establishment of a Royal Commission into Veteran Suicides. The government has been reluctant to call for the establishment of a Royal Commission, taking the less drastic step of appointing a National Commissioner last year, but Scott Morrison eventually conceded that the government would support the motion.

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Issue #1956

Palm Sunday: Melbourne walks in solidarity with refugees

On Sunday, the 28th March was Palm Sunday, an important day on activist calendars for groups across the political spectrum. The Palm Sunday march is held each year on the Sunday before Easter in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, and other cities across the country.

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Issue #1955

National crisis for Australian renters

The JobSeeker supplement ended on 28th March; four states have already extended their moratoria or do not currently have protections in place for tenants.

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