Victorian Government Cuts Down Sacred Trees For Highway Expansion

At the same time as lockdown restrictions were being lifted, VicRoads and Victoria Police began forcibly removing activists protecting sacred trees on Djab Wurrung country, near Ararat in western Victoria. A sacred 350-year old...

Melbourne’s ‘Second Wave’ of Coronavirus: Capitalism Is To Blame

In late June the second wave of coronavirus infections spread through Melbourne, peaking at the end of July. At the time of writing, the vast majority of Australia's 20,000 confirmed infections and 897 deaths...

US: Democratic National Convention locks out workers and progressives

“Nothing will fundamentally change.” This promise made by Joe Biden to rich donors months ago has now been fully confirmed by the Democratic National Convention. Despite a primary which demonstrated huge support for policies...

The Australia-China conflict: a socialist view

A new stage of hostility has opened in the strained relationship between the Australian and Chinese governments. At a time when international cooperation is needed more than ever, Canberra and Beijing are engaged in...

Have women always been oppressed?

Nine out of ten nurses are women. They also make up more than two thirds of fast food workers and supermarket workers. On top of this women still bear the burden of housework and...

The Great Depression and the rise of the Communist Party Australia

The Great Depression created a palpable crisis throughout Australia. Gross Domestic Production declined by 10% between 1929 and 1931 and one in three people were unemployed by 1932. Workers wages were slashed 10%. The Australian...

Black Summer bushfires: more impacts revealed

Health experts estimate that around 445 people were killed by exposure to bushfire smoke during the disastrous summer fires. Government funding cuts to fire services and corporate carbon pollution are to blame. Hospitals admitted an...

Australian capitalism built on forced labour

Prime Minister Scott Morrison tried to cut across the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in June by claiming there was no slavery in Australia. He was quickly forced to retreat. Australia’s ruling class and the...

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