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VIOLENCE & FREEDOM @ COVID RALLIES

CARF is an organisation of “pro-vaccine, pro-union, and anti-fascist” groups that seek to counter narratives present at anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown. They were there on Saturday, in support of health orders and measures instituted by governments, and to counter the growing influence of far-right elements.

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3 arrests at Climate Direct Action protest

As you’d expect, this had been preceded by some testosterone-fuelled peacocking, on the part of the cops. The heavy-handedness herein was largely led by the black-gloved tactical response units. One of the arrestees reported being choked, prior to his arrest, and our on-the-ground film crew live-streamed footage of similar actions (this, and more, is accessible via our Facebook page).

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The winners and losers of UQ Giving Day

On October 20, 2021, UQ Alumni hosted their annual UQ Giving Day a day encouraging alumni, staff, students, community members, and everyone in between to donate to a variety of causes throughout UQ. For many causes the big draw is that the university will match any donation made to the cause’s fund. A standout performer […]

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Opinion: University and TAFE the targets of Federal Budget

The federal budget handed down in May was full of many glaring failures. Including no investment in renewable energy, but instead money being poured into hydrogen production hubs (which themselves are not green if they are not powered by renewable energy) and developing ‘low’ emissions technology. The irony being, what the purpose is of tackling […]

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Drastic changes proposed for QUT’s top governing body

On September 1 the Queensland education Minister, Grace Grace, proposed an amendment to the Queensland University of Technology Act – the legislation that governs QUT – that would see the university’s top governing body reduced in size. Under the proposed amendment, the QUT Council, which is the university’s top governing body, would be reduced from […]

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Opinion: Lift the blockade

Starting on the 11th of July this year, Cuba has been rocked by protests, either for or against the government. Those demanding change are concerned about the shortages of food and medicine, exacerbated by the catastrophic affects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country. As a country that relies heavily on tourist dollars to keep […]

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