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Religious freedom laws would undo anti-discrimination laws

After the victory for marriage equality in 2017, religious institutions began a campaign for laws they say are needed to protect ‘religious freedoms’. They saw the resounding win for LGBTIQ+ rights as a blow...

NSW: Police abuse strip searching powers

NSW police have sparked outrage after revelations of frequent and unlawful strip searches being conducted on minors. Recent inquiries by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission and the Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) have uncovered numerous...

What do socialists say about the police?

A reader recently commented: “I’m so sick of reading about police violence. The way they beat people at the IMARC protests made me so angry. I feel that the cops only exist to protect...

Anti-government demos across Australia following bushfires

Demonstrations swept the country over the last two weekends as tens of thousands turned out against Scott Morrison’s government in the wake of the bushfire crisis. Protesters chanted for the end of Morrison’s prime...

Queensland Labor pass new anti-protest laws

In October 2019 the Queensland Labor government passed controversial anti-protest laws. The immediate aim of the new laws is to curtail climate protests, but they will likely be used more widely in the coming...

Oppose facial recognition laws

Two new bills are being considered by a parliamentary committee. If adopted, they would allow the creation of a massive national database of people’s facial identification. The plan would include the collection of photos...

Police attack IMARC climate protests

Melbourne saw four days of protest action in late October as activists protested against the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). IMARC is a forum that brings together representatives from some of the world’s...

Religious freedom laws will entrench discrimination

Attorney General Christian Porter plans to put a package of ‘religious discrimination’ bills to the parliament by the end of the year. If passed, these laws will weaken protections for women, LGBTIQ people and...

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