Among the speakers were AUWU unionists and USyd Welfare Officer Lia Perkins.
Protestors demanded increased income support payments and vaccine, test and isolation leave for all workers.
Students are demanding increased COVID relief payments and other welfare support measures.
Communities need support and compassion, not police violence and repression, to get through COVID-19.
Students spoke out about issues such as public housing and financial difficulties faced by University students.
Welfare payments will be raised only $50 a fortnight once the $150 Coronavirus supplement ends.
The existing public housing, which was purpose-built to provide liveable, community space, will be demolished by developers and replaced with 70% private accommodation and 30% public housing.
Eligible students will now receive additional fortnightly payments from April 27.
After their degree was not registered by the University with Centrelink, students have been offered a one-off monetary payment.
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