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Victorian Government Cuts Down Sacred Trees For Highway Expansion

At the same time as lockdown restrictions were being lifted, VicRoads and Victoria Police began forcibly removing activists protecting sacred trees on Djab Wurrung country, near Ararat in western Victoria. A sacred 350-year old...

Australian capitalism built on forced labour

Prime Minister Scott Morrison tried to cut across the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in June by claiming there was no slavery in Australia. He was quickly forced to retreat. Australia’s ruling class and the...

Indigenous deaths in custody continue

Readers are advised that the following article contains names and descriptions of people who have died. At least 437 First Nations people have died in custody since the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in...

Black Lives Matter: Huge rallies defy police intimidation

“No justice, no peace!” Hundreds of thousands of people turned out to protests around Australia in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on June 6. Angry, youthful rallies took place in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,...

Rio Tinto destroys ancient Aboriginal site

How much is a 46,000-year-old archaeological site, with incredible evidence of early human grind-stone technology, worth? Less than the vein of iron ore beneath it, according to Rio Tinto. On May 24, just days before the...

Conservatives attack ‘Dark Emu’ author

Indigenous author Bruce Pascoe came under attack early this year, with right-wing campaigner Josephine Cashman making a complaint about him to the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton. Dutton referred the complaint to the...

Canada: Police assault on Wet’suwet’en people

Early on Thursday, February 6, the RCMP (Canada’s police) launched a military style assault on the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en in north western British Columbia (BC). The Wet’suwet’en, led by their traditional chiefs, have...

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...

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