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Rally for a Fairer NDIS
By Matt Hrkac, 20 February 2021

Rally demanding for a fairer National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and specifically against mandatory Independent Assessments (IAs) which are being introduced by the Federal Government. Action called by Fairer NDIS For All. View full photo album.

Paul Healey, State Secretary of the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU)

Bill Shorten, Shadow Minister for Shadow Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Government Services.

Bill Shorten, Shadow Minister for Shadow Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Government Services.

Samantha Ratnam, Leader of the Victorian Greens.

 

 




Free All the Medevac Refugees - Feb 20 Rally
By Matt Hrkac, 20 February 2021

Rally called by the Refugee Action Collective, part of the ongoing fight to free the Medevac refugees currently being detained in Park Hotel, Carlton and elsewhere in Australia. View full photo album.

Andrew Giles, Federal MP for Scullin

Andrew Giles, Federal MP for Scullin

Tim Read, Victorian State MP for Brunswick

Tim Read, Victorian State MP for Brunswick

 




Rally called by the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism in support of refugees currently being detained in the Park Hotel, Carlton. View full album.

Adam Bandt, Federal Leader of the Australian Greens.




A small protest held on 27 January 2021, at the front of the Melbourne Magistrates' Court, to stand with Chris Breen of the Refugee Action Collective who is facing charges of incitement. View full album.

Chris Breen standing with supporters

Chris Breen standing with Tim Read and supporters

Chris Breen, Refugee Action Collective,

Chris Breen, Refugee Action Collective,

Tim Read, Victorian Greens State MP for Brunswick.

Tim Read, Victorian Greens State MP for Brunswick.

Apsara Sabaratnam

Apsara Sabaratnam

Melissa Slee, National Tertiary Education Union Victorian Division Secretary

Melissa Slee, National Tertiary Education Union Victorian Division Secretary




Invasion Day 2021 - Melbourne
By Matt Hrkac, 26 January 2021

Photos from the January 26, 2021 Invasion Day in Melbourne (Naarm) - the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. View full photo album.




A rally held at the front of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, called by a coalition of various refugee rights, social justice advocacy and civil rights groups, demanding that Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speak up against the detaining of refugees in Park Hotel, Carlton. View full photo album.




Rally called by the Refugee Action Collective, calling for the release of 60 refugees currently being detained in Park Hotel, Carlton. View full photo album.

Chris Breen of the Refugee Action Collective.

Chris Breen of the Refugee Action Collective.

Farhad Bandesh, recently released medevac refugee.

Farhad Bandesh, recently released medevac refugee.

Pip Carew, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Assistant Secretary.

Pip Carew, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Assistant Secretary.

Grandmothers for Refugees.

Grandmothers for Refugees.

Several lines of police, including mounted units and Public Order Response Team members, form a barricade in front of protesters at the Park Hotel, Carlton.

Several lines of police, including mounted units and Public Order Response Team members, form a barricade in front of protesters at the Park Hotel, Carlton.

Residents living across the road from the Park Hotel unfurl a banner supporting the plight of the refugees currently being detained.

Residents living across the road from the Park Hotel unfurl a banner supporting the plight of the refugees currently being detained.

Refugees currently being detained in the Park Hotel, Carlton, watch on as supporters rally on the ground below.

Refugees currently being detained in the Park Hotel watch on as supporters rally on the ground below.

Samantha Ratnam, leader of the Victorian Greens

Samantha Ratnam, leader of the Victorian Greens

Ged Kearney, Federal MP for Cooper.

Ged Kearney, Federal MP for Cooper.

Ahmad Hakim of Refugee Voices.

Ahmad Hakim of Refugee Voices.




Advice and tips for photographing protests
By Matt Hrkac, 13 December 2020

If you live in or near a major city, chances are protest actions and rallies around various issues are going to be a fairly common occurrence. If you're into these sorts of things and are also into photography (like, for instance, me) then you may be interested in photographing these actions when they happen.

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Stop The Cuts To JobSeeker Rally
By Matt Hrkac, 12 December 2020

Rally held in Melbourne to protest against cuts to the JobSeeker allowance. Co-organised by the Australian Unemployed Workers' Union (AUWU) and Victorian Socialists.

Jorge Jorquera, Councillor for the City of Maribyrnong (Victorian Socialists)

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Gamil Means No - Melbourne National Day of Action
By Matt Hrkac, 03 December 2020

National Day of Action in Melbourne against fracking in Northern New South Wales, the lands of the Gamilaraay Nation.

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