Kim Stern
COVID cases soar, testing in crisis
Kim Stern

New South Wales has been thrown into a COVID testing crisis as daily case numbers skyrocket, reaching a new record of 21,151 on New Year’s Eve. Per head of population, the state now has a higher level of transmission than the United States, according to New York Times data. PCR testing clinics are overwhelmed, many people are waiting close to a week for their results, and rapid antigen test kits are almost impossible to find.

Religious Freedoms Bill
Kim Stern

Since a resounding “yes” vote was returned in the 2017 marriage equality plebiscite, senior members of the Liberal government have been plotting new ways to undermine LGBTI rights and restore the confidence of bigots. Shaken by their defeat, and the discrediting of the idea that the right represents the “silent majority” in Australia, the culture warriors in the Liberal Party and Australian Christian Lobby have adopted “religious freedom” as their political cudgel.

‘Yes’ victory has changed the game
‘Yes’ victory has changed the game
Kim Stern

What better way to celebrate the first anniversary of the victorious “yes” vote for marriage equality than by watching the Liberal Party and the Christian right’s handling of the Religious Freedom Review. 

ANU preaches free speech, censors student
ANU preaches free speech, censors student
Kim Stern

“ANU prides itself on the principle of academic freedom and I am always proud to see our students standing up for issues they feel strongly about. I am disappointed this happened, and everyone has learned from it.” 

Victory for one family facing deportation
Kim Stern

“It’s overwhelming. It has been so long waiting, and the community has stood by us. Students all over Australia have come forwards!” Dr. Bisawjit Banik has received great news: he, his partner Sarmin Sayeed and their 12-year-old son Arko have been granted permanent residency in Australia.

“We won’t stop fighting until Palestine is free!”
Kim Stern

Three thousand people rallied in Melbourne on Saturday against Israel’s latest criminal bombardment of Gaza and the ongoing apartheid and genocide being carried out in historic Palestine. The following is an edited speech by Kim Stern, who addressed the rally at the State Library of Victoria. Kim is a member of Jews against Israeli Apartheid and Socialist Alternative.

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