Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

Oceania

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In April last year, the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ruled that the Manus Island detention centre was illegal and must be closed. The …

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Shortly before the New Zealand election in September, the New Zealand Labour Party replaced its previous leader with the much more popular Jacinda Ardern. …

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Around 800 refugees from the soon-to-be closed Manus Regional Processing Centre are resisting immigration officials’ forcible attempts to relocate them to the nearby East …

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With the closing of the Manus Island detention centre refugees detained there are being given dire options. Some of the refugees have been offered …

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In April 2016, the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea ruled that the Australian government’s detention of refugees on Manus Island breached human rights, …

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There is extreme abuse taking place in Australia’s privately run offshore refugee camps, especially on the Pacific island of Nauru. This is revealed in …

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The Australia Institute conducted a poll of more than 1400 people last month and found that 63% of respondents were opposed to the policy …

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Tents, garages and shipping containers without sewerage or heating are being lived in by hundreds of people across Auckland as the winter cold sets …

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Both the Liberals and Labor are complicit and responsible for the ongoing abuse and violence perpetrated against asylum seekers at the Manus Island and …

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By Thiago d’Leones Zero hour contracts let employers hire workers without guaranteeing of any hours of work. Often this means work at short notice …

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By Kat Galea “The detention policy has failed as a deterrant and succeeded only as a punishment. How much longer will children and their …

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In August two claims were filed with the High Court of New Zealand over gender discrimination in pay, on what appears to be a …

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After a year-long dispute, the New Zealand Meat Workers’ Union (MWU) appears to have suffered a major defeat at the hands of the Talleys …

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In May the National government opened New Zealand’s first privately owned prison in Auckland. At the same time the Health Minister announced the trial …

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In May unionised fast food workers in New Zealand celebrated a comprehensive win over the major fast food companies. McDonalds, Burger King and Restaurant …

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The New Zealand government is expanding oil and gas exploration into a number of new sites. These sites were previously either too difficult or …

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Fast-food workers organised by the Unite Union have celebrated several victories in the fight against zero-hour contracts in New Zealand. Such contracts lock employees …

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In late March workers at the Auckland warehouse of clothes retailer Cotton On defeated an attempt to remove rest and meal breaks from their …

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