Protesters gathered at Plibersek’s office to oppose development at Binybara on Larrakia country.
Originally billed as a protest against Donald Trump Jr. who was previously scheduled to speak in Australia, speakers at the snap rally highlighted issues faced by transgender people in Australia and overseas and emphasised the detrimental effect of Trumpism on trans people.
The squatters held a press conference today to explain their reasons behind the occupation.
“It is a total indictment to the normalisation of Israel, that there is no surprise that the Al Aqsa mosque was attacked. This is the price the Israeli occupation wants Palestinians to pay for their simple existence.”
"The Go8 and Universities Australia’s commitment to AUKUS and the submarine program is condemning the next generation of students to building for, fighting and dying in a war that is against the interests of ordinary people."
For International Women’s day, the modern sounds of the Princess of Pop juxtapose the Place de la République’s tall bronze statue of Marianne.
“It is in the strength of our community in being here today that we can show that trans rights, trans visibility and trans pride is the popular politics.”
Organised by the SRC’s Autonomous Collective Against Racism, Students for Palestine and Students for BDS, the event opposed the Israeli occupation of Palestine and expressed global solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“We are seeing people turfed out of their homes. There are lines down the block just to wait to inspect unsuitable apartments full of mould, and that’s just the start.”
Yesterday, in light of suspensions against USyd’s Deaglan Godwin, Maddie Clark and the arrest of UNSW SRC Education Officer Cherish Kuehlmann, a student forum spoke on free speech and agitating against NSW’s restrictive anti-protest laws.