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Why we fight for gay and lesbian rights

Real advances have been made by the lesbian and gay rights movement since the 60s. Age of consent laws have been implemented in all states of Australia now - even if some have very...

Hanson – no solutions for battlers

There has been a flurry of anti-Hanson rallies round the country in past months. Anti-racist groups, ethnic communities and the Left have united to deliver a powerful message against the politics of race hatred....

After silvertails’ budget: Working people need a fighting program

Last month's budget was designed to punish the poor and line the pockets of the rich. Yet the thieves it benefits have fallen out. Despite last year's landslide election victory, there are signs of...

Stand up to Liberals’ assault on trade unions!

On January 1st the Workplace Relations Act (WRA) came into effect and already employers are testing its perimeters and pressuring the government to go further. Reith has agreed that more de-regulation of working conditions...

Mobil vs unions in Altona

MELBOURNE: The first big dispute in Victoria within the framework of the new federal Workplace Relations Act (WRA) has erupted at the Mobil cracker job in Altona. Although the site was originally covered by...

For a real campaign to shorten the working week

It may seem a little ironic, but after presiding over the greatest effective increase of working hours this century, the ALP is now finally calling for decreased working hours in order to reduce unemployment....

Rebuild the labour movement!

We need a fighting union leadership The passing of the Industrial Relations Bill took place without a blush. Yet the passing of this bill will significantly change the lives of many Australians both in the short...

ACI dispute: Anatomy of a 19 week struggle

MAGNIFICENT STRUGGLE OF ACI WORKERS ENDS IN PARTIAL VICTORY MELBOURNE: The nineteen week struggle by locked out maintenance workers from the ACI glass factory in Spotswood has finally ended. The settlement was a partial but...

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