The marriage equality bill passed the Australian Senate on November 29, 2017. This marked the victory for the 13 year campaign for equal marriage. Here are photos and a video I made of from Sydney’s Yes to Marriage equality rally in October, Australia’s largest ever equal marriage rights rally.
In March this year a group of refugee activists held a continuous vigil outside Villawood detention centre for several weeks and actions around the country to protest the deportation of Saeed. You can read my in-depth article about the campaign here.
Saeed’s case is symbolic of the arbitrary nature of the detention system. His brother, despite identical claims and coming together, was given safety and Saeed was not. Saeed was also denied the right to appeal.
On the 13 August Saeed was violently deported by the Australian government back to danger in Iraq.
Friends are in contact with Saeed and he is now in need of medical assistance. Consider supporting the crowdfunding campaign here:
Here are photos I took of the campaign:
Commonwealth Bank, commonly known among climate activist as coalbank because of its investments in coal, ruled out funding the Adani coal mine on August 11.
Here are photos and videos I took from actions in Sydney and Newcastle.
Over the past several weeks, since August 22 Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) students and supporters have been occupying the deans office at SCA’s Callan Park campus as part of a campaign to save SCA against attacks that involve closing Callan Park campus, staff and course cuts.
The campaign has won victories such as defeating the proposed merger with UNSW and all currently enrolled students SCA students can continue at the Callan Park campus next year.
However the bachelor of visual arts has not been reinstated, which is a key focus for the campaign.
Here are photos, videos and articles I’ve done over the course of the campaign.
In possibly the strongest Sydney refugee rally this year thousands of people came out in the wake of the Nauru files to demand the government close the detention centres and bring the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia.
Here are some photos, videos and links to articles I did.
Thousands of people have rallied at cities across Australia in response to the footage coming out on ABC’s Four Corners showing the torture of Aboriginal kids in the Darwin Don Dale correction centre.
Rallies are demanding the people responsible be brought to justice and the Don Dale correction centre be shut down.
Here are my photos of the Sydney rally:
Yay, it is first ever film festival I have gotten into. The short documentary “For My Friends in Detention” I made last year is an official selection into the Global Impact Film Festival in Washington DC, United States.
A lively protest against Hanson outside ABC’s QandA on July 18 – where she was on the panel.
I made a short video of the action, which the Daily Mail got a hold and put it up on their site and misquoted from it to attack the protest and slander Aboriginal activist Birrugan, which caused outrage on social media. Buzzfeed then picked up on this and ran a piece on the Daily Mail’s dishonest and hurtful ‘journalism.’
Here are the photos and video of the protest
Hundreds of people came out in Newtown, Sydney on June 13 for a vigil for the victims of the Orlando massacures in the Queer Pulse nightclub and to stand up against homophobia, transphobia, bigotry and hatred.
Here are some photos and a video of the Sydney vigil:
One of my recent Green Left refugee articles titled “Manus, Omid and the campaign against offshore detention and resettlement” got published in Carta di Roma — an Italian newspaper that specialises in refugee and immigration reporting and is supported by numerous journalist organisations.