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Rally: NAB, get out of gas (Melbourne)
By Matt Hrkac, 14 July 2021

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and 350.org held a rally at the front of the Melbourne headquarters of the National Australia Bank (NAB) to demand that it divests from gas. View full photo album.

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)

Rally: National Australia Bank, get out of gas (Melbourne)




As part of its "gas led recovery" out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government have opened up an area around the Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell in Victoria to offshore gas drilling.

Extinction Rebellion and the Red Rebels staged an action at the Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell in protest against gas drilling.

The Red Rebel Brigade is an international performance 'artivist' troupe dedicated to illuminating the global environmental crisis and supporting groups and organisations fighting to save humanity and all species from mass extinction.

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Supporters of Palestine rallied in Melbourne for a third time.

Although numbers were smaller compared to the previous two pro-Palestine protests that occurred in the city on May 15 and May 22 - the Palestinian/Israel conflict has been largely 'out of sight, out of mind', plus the COVID-19 pandemic remains a real and seemingly ever-present threat - the demand for Palestinian justice was as clear as ever.

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Geelong Library Stop Work Action
By Matt Hrkac, 02 July 2021

The Geelong Library is ranked as one of the best in Victoria, yet its staff is among the lowest paid.

Australian Services Union members employed at the library are taking industrial action to improve their wages and conditions. They today walked off the job and were joined by members of a number of other unions, including the Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime and Energy Union, the Independent Education Union, the Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association, the National Tertiary Education Union, the Australian Unemployed Workers' Union and the Renters and Housing Union, among others.

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Behind the scenes and stills from day 9 for Taymaynari Productions' "Jett". Filming took place at the Great Northern Hotel in Carlton North, the Warehouse Photography Space in Carlton, and in Melbourne's Chinatown. View full photo album.

 




Behind the scenes and stills from day 8 for Taymaynari Productions' "Jett". Filming took place at Geelong High School. Full photo album.




Friday Protest @ Park Hotel
By Matt Hrkac, 25 June 2021

Protest initiated by the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism to support the refugees still being detained in the Park Hotel, Carlton. View full photo album.




Rally called as part of a national day of action to stand in support for the Murugappan (Bilo) family and to demand their release back to Biloela. View full album.




Protest initiated by the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, starting at the Park Hotel, demanding freedom and permanent protection for the Murugappan (Bilo) family and all refugees. View full album.




A small die-in action staged at the front of Hoyts Cinema in Frankston. View full photo album.




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