Documentary: The Candidate

We were lucky enough to have veteran documentary filmmaker Helen Gaynor shadowing us throughout the 2018 Batman by-election, recording every aspect of the campaign trail. Her documentary following the entire Alex Bhathal campaign, The Candidate, is now ready to be edited – check out the trailer and the crowdfunding page. This was a really great project, […]

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‘Aussie values’

This article, by Fotis Kapetopoulos, who happens to be a Dad from our local soccer club in Darebin, captures something that most concerns me about Malcolm Turnbull’s recent announcements of changes to Australia’s citizenship laws.  And that is the dilution of our universal citizenship rights. I believe this has been the key to our multicultural […]

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Forum on Iraqi refugees

Tonight I’m speaking at this Refugee Action Collective forum on the plight of Iraqi refugees seeking asylum in Australia. The government and coalition have passed motions calling for an end to the genocide of minorities in Iraq and yet they are refusing to back Greens’ attempts to introduce a moratorium on deportations of asylum seekers […]

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Anniversary of the Apology needs more than just lip service

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Apology. It comes as the Gillard government introduces its new Stronger Futures legislation, which would extend the NT intervention measures. And it also comes alongside new evidence of a large increase in suicides amongst young Aboriginal girls in the Northern Territory after the implementation of the Intervention. There’s […]

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What’s wrong with Ferguson’s National Nuclear Waste Management Bill – speech

Speech to ACE Collective Rally outside Ferguson’s office, 30 April 2010 By Alex Bhathal, Greens candidate for Batman It’s been two months since we were last here outside our local member’s office, although there’s been a few other community groups here in between times, keeping our seats warm for us! In these two months, there […]

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