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The Far-Right Has Infiltrated the Anti-Lockdown Movement

by Paul Gregoire
Hundreds of protesters assembled at the Melbourne CBD headquarters of the CFMEU (the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union) on Tuesday morning, following violent clashes between protesters and riot police at the same location the day prior. Those gathered...

NSW Paramedic Launches Legal Challenge to COVID Vaccination Directive

by Sonia Hickey
A New South Wales paramedic suspended for refusing to have a COVID-19 vaccination has launched a legal challenge in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. John Larter has been outspoken about his stance against the NSW Government directive that...

Should Businesses Be Forced to Police Covid Orders?

by Sonia Hickey
With Greater Sydney set to open up in the coming weeks, the NSW Government proposes to introduce a ‘vaccine passport’ which will enable entry into a range of venues including restaurants, bars and sporting events for the vaccinated, and leave...

“Facing Another Genocide”: Government COVID Neglect of First Nations

by Paul Gregoire
The federal and state governments of settler colonial Australia have to some extent agreed to open up from extended periods of pandemic lockdowns and border closures, when 70 and 80 percent adult COVID-19 vaccine rates have been met. With this...

Berejiklian Abandons NSW as the Public Health Crisis Is About to Peak

by Paul Gregoire
At the end of the twelfth week of the Greater Sydney lockdown – a week that ended with the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases ever seen, as well as the release of a divisive roadmap to open up the...

What Are the Criteria for Obtaining a COVID-19 Medical Exemption in NSW?

by Sonia Hickey
New South Wales doctors have had their hands tied by the medical regulators and governments when it comes to granting exemptions for Covid-19 Vaccines. Despite the avalanche of people applying for vaccination exemptions to enable them to enjoy the ‘freedoms’...

“Moving Too Slow”: Bruce Shillingsworth on the COVID Response in First Nations Towns

by Paul Gregoire
Broken Hill-based Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Corporation wrote to the federal government in March 2020 to warn about the potential for COVID-19 to wreak havoc within First Nations communities in north western NSW and the need for emergency plans to...

NSW Government Cashes in on COVID-19 Fines

by Sonia Hickey
New South Wales police officers have issued a whopping 22,000 fines, or nearly 1000 fines every day, since the launch of Operation Stay at Home in mid-August 2021, when the entire state was put into lockdown. Figures released this week...

The COVID-19 Delta Variant Has Entered Vulnerable Immigration Facilities

by Paul Gregoire
According to Refugee Action Coalition spokesperson Ian Rintoul, seven Villawood Immigration Detention Centre detainees were placed in isolation over the weekend, after they’d been exposed to a guard who tested positive to COVID-19. The news emerging from inside the detention...

Businesses Vow Not to Discriminate Against the Unvaccinated

by Sonia Hickey
Employers posting ‘jobs without the need for a jab’ and businesses making it clear that unvaccinated people are welcome to shop, exercise, drink and eat at their premises are finding a voice on social media. As New South Wales prepares...
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