Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

National

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A recent poll showed that 54% of people agree with the statement: “the current Australian political system is a broken system and isn’t working”. …

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Working people have felt the pressure of surging gas prices in recent times. The average nation-wide cost of natural gas climbed 40% in real …

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Victoria’s trial of all-night public transport on weekends was made permanent in the May state budget. People who make use of the extra trams, …

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A series of e-mails leaked from the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) reveal concerns that CSIRO management is politically censoring researchers. These …

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Malcolm Turnbull’s government announced the abolition of the hated 457 temporary work visa program in April. This scheme was behind numerous exploitation scandals and …

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Last year the federal government announced that they would no longer be funding the Safe Schools Coalition – an anti-bullying program that combats homophobia …

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In a callous attempt to maintain Melbourne’s “world’s most liveable city” status, the City of Melbourne, supported by the Victoria Police, are pushing to …

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A rally opposed to Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’s $250 million plan to redevelop the Queen Victoria Market attracted about 300 people in late …

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If you thought that finding an affordable rental property wasn’t hard enough, life is set to become even harder with the introduction of rent …

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The right-wing Christian party Family First collapsed into the Australian Conservatives in April. The Australian Conservatives was set up by the former Liberal Party …

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The minimum wage is again up for review by the Fair Work Commission. With around 2.3 million workers relying on the minimum wage or …

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One of the excuses that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) gave for cutting Sunday penalty rates to fast food, hospitality, retail and pharmaceutical workers …

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The Liberal government has passed three key pieces of anti-union legislation – three tools designed to destroy the construction unions. Unless they are fought, …

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The Turnbull government has announced that it will be proceeding with the “Prepare, Train and Hire (PaTH)” internship program that was first announced in …

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Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) workers who work on Australia’s giant gas, oil and mining projects commonly refer to the four weeks on, one week off, roster …

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The Australian Greens have seen their vote stagnate in the last few years, and in 2016 this resulted in the division between the left …

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Two hundred and sixty workers at Australia’s largest sawmill are set to be laid off after its operator, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH), announced the …

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When South Australia lost power in late September, during the worst storm seen in decades, the capitalist media and right-wing politicians were quick to …

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