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Healthcare workers need proper PPE!

Many of us have shown our gratitude to healthcare workers by giving them a round of applause as this pandemic has reminded us of the importance of proper access to healthcare. Unfortunately, applause and...

Covid-19 and the housing crisis

Housing affordability in Australia was close to the worst in the developed world well before COVID-19 struck, with over 600,000 out of 2.6 million renting households experiencing housing stress. Now with the economy suspended...

Growing support for recognising Invasion Day

January 26  will once again see Invasion Day rallies for Indigenous rights across Australia. More and more people in Australia recognise the hurt associated with the official 'Australia Day' holiday. January 26 was chosen as...

Australia part of a global rise in gender based violence

As 2021 begins, there are mounting reports noting a rise of domestic violence in Australia. The same trend is unfolding across the world. In places as far from each other as Mexico and the...

Ombudsman: ‘Hard Lockdown’ of Melbourne Public Housing Estates Violated Human Rights

An investigation by the Victorian Ombudsman has found that the July lockdown of public housing towers in Flemington and North Melbourne "was not compatible with the residents' human rights, including their right to humane...

RCEP: World’s Biggest Anti-Worker Trade Deal Signed

Fifteen countries signed on to the world’s biggest trade deal in mid-November. Despite the pro-capitalist propaganda this new free trade deal is bad news for workers, poor and young people in the region. Covering approximately...

Reserve Bank Props Up Capitalism, But Can’t Solve Underlying Problems

Early in November the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced it would intervene to stimulate the economy more directly than it has before. Since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, a number of countries have...

Jobseeker Cuts Leave Millions in Poverty

Fearing the economic and political repercussions of an unemployment spike, the Morrison government was forced to increase the Newstart unemployment allowance by $550 per fortnight earlier this year. But despite widespread economic devastation Morrison’s...

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