Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

New South Wales

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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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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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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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A new group in the New South Wales branch of the Greens, called Left Renewal, has formed to challenge the party’s conservative leadership. All …

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A two-month long student occupation was broken up by the police in late October. Despite the setback the students have pledged to continue the …

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The NSW government has refused to grant heritage protection to the iconic Sirius public housing building next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is …

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Greyhound racing is set to be banned in NSW, with the state Liberal Party fast-tracking legislation to shut down the industry. Under the new …

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Sydney University’s art school (The Sydney College of the Arts) was slated to merge with the University of NSW Art and Design school and …

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Australia is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis. Rents in Australian cities are either “severely unaffordable” or “extremely unaffordable” for low-income earners …

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Sydney streets were filled by thousands of protesters for the March against Mike demonstration on May 29. Liberal premier Mike Baird has enraged layers …

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In April, steel manufacturer Arrium went into voluntary administration, potentially threatening 8,000 jobs – 3,000 in Whyalla, South Australia, where the steelworks are. Arrium …

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By Meredith Jacka In March new laws were passed in New South Wales that make it illegal to effectively protest against environmentally destructive mining …

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By Dane Letcher The University of Sydney’s highest governing body – the Senate – has voted in a secret meeting to “restructure” its faculties. …

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By Jorden Griggs In late February over 15,000 people rallied in Sydney against late night lockout laws. The laws are supposed to combat alcohol …

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The NSW High Court recently upheld the appeal of the oil and gas company Metgasco against the suspension of its mining licence at Bentley. …

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Remembering Australian working class history 70 years on The following two articles were published in Labour History in May and November 1972. They are …

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The recent defeat of the East-West toll road in Melbourne has important lessons for those fighting against the disastrous WestConnex toll road project in …

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Protesters at the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy (RATE) stood their ground after being issued with an eviction notice in late February. RATE is occupying …

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