Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

Victoria

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The Victorian government’s decision to scrap the present taxi licence cartel and replace it with a single commercial licence for taxis, hire cars and …

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“We are now paying billions of dollars in subsidies to the private operators, which was not the idea of privatisation”. That quote was not …

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On January 20, a young man went on a deadly rampage through Melbourne’s central business district. A vehicle was used to mow down dozens …

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The recent riots and escapes of inmates held in youth justice centres in Victoria has led to unprecedented action by the Andrews Labor government. …

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The 2017 Midsumma Pride March was held in Melbourne during late January. The event had a huge turnout of over 45,000 spectators. The Socialist …

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The Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) in Victoria has launched a new campaign calling for public transport services to be brought back into …

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In recent months the Victorian Labor state government has cracked down on youth who are being kept in detention. In an unprecedented move, they …

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55 maintenance workers sacked by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) have been reinstated, ending a 180-day dispute. Midway through last year CUB sacked its …

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The Andrews Labor government has finalised plans to privatise the Port of Melbourne, selling it off for $9.7 billion. In doing this they have …

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Engie, the majority owner of the brown coal-fired Hazelwood power station in Victoria’s La Trobe Valley, have said that the plant will close in …

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When Victoria’s publicly operated rail and tram systems were privatised by Jeff Kennett in 1999, better service at less cost to the taxpayer was …

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For months Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle kept his plans for a $250 million redevelopment of the Queen Victoria market secret. It has now …

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55 maintenance workers were sacked by Carlton United Breweries (CUB) in June this year. They were offered their jobs back on 65% less pay …

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Shelves at Coles supermarkets were left empty after just a few days of industrial action by workers at the Polar Fresh distribution centre in …

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Victorian police have made calls for tougher laws and more powers to suppress protests, including ‘move-on’ powers and the banning of wearing masks at …

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In a bastard act reminiscent of the Patrick waterfront dispute, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) unilaterally sacked 55 maintenance workers at its Abbotsford plant …

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Confusion, spin and lies billow around the dispute between the United Firefighters Union (UFU) and senior management of the Country Fire Authority (CFA). The …

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Over the last few months the Labor premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, has been styling himself as a progressive figure on a largely conservative …

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