Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

National

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Infrastructure Australia recently suggested that the private franchise agreements the Victorian state government has with Metro Trains and Yarra Trams are “…a shining light …

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New anti-protest laws were introduced by the Victorian Labor government in May this year. While the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Public Order) bill still has …

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Four years after the initial roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), it is becoming clear that many people with disabilities are …

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The most recent federal budget once again places university students in the firing line. Fees will rise by 7.5% over five years, meaning students …

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In mid-June the Labor Party and the Liberals passed the Native Title Amendment bill, changing the law to give mining companies greater access to …

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New laws state that construction companies wanting to bid for federal government work will need to have Code Compliant Agreements (CCAs) by September 1. …

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In May the Treasurer Scott Morrison announced that from 2018 the federal government would drug test 5000 welfare recipients. The suggestion being that illicit …

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In recent months, a series of scandals have hit Pauline Hanson’s right-wing One Nation party. In one instance, an audio recording from a meeting …

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Fortescue Metals Group boss, Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest and his wife Nicola, set a new Australian philanthropic record in May with a donation of $400 …

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Reliable high-speed internet is a necessity, yet in Australia we have internet speeds slower than countries such as Estonia, Kenya, Bulgaria and Thailand. In …

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A number of Australian media outlets have announced job losses in recent months. Fairfax, the conglomerate that owns The Age and The Sydney Morning …

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The Indian multinational Adani announced their decision to go ahead with the Carmichael coal mine in North Queensland’s Galilee basin during June. If allowed …

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently announced a paltry minimum wage increase of $22 a week. The raise comes into effect in July 2017 …

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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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Last month the establishment celebrated that the Australian economy had scraped into its 26th year without experiencing a technical recession. The Treasurer Scott Morrison …

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Victoria University (VU) is set to fire teaching and support staff, and restructure their undergraduate programs in a shocking decision by the university’s council. …

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The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has shown that juvenile inmates at the Don Dale detention …

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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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