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The Invisible Army

August 15, 2015 - 18:43 -- Admin

Illustration by Simon Kneebone

You wouldn’t think that Steve was unemployed if you passed him in the street or sat next to him on public transport. He certainly does not fit the image of the ‘scruffy, lazy-stoner-living off-my-taxes’. He’s well groomed and neatly dressed. He looks like any other average office worker or salesman at the end of the day.

We stand with Coonana

August 13, 2015 - 23:13 -- Admin

I am hoping to raise funds to help Annette Paul, an Indigenous Australian living in Coonana; a remote community that the Western Australian government has cancelled all funding to.

Due to these funding cuts the community has no water and no power. The school has closed down, the community shop has closed down, and the health centre has also been forced to close down.

The silenced majority

August 13, 2015 - 20:20 -- Admin

By Vanessa Kairies

You wouldn’t want to be gay, transgender, bi-sexual, a refugee, a Muslim, a first Australian, homeless, unemployed, sick, facing retirement, in aged care or a young person looking at going to university.

Tony thinks they’re easy targets.