Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

Western Australia

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Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) workers who work on Australia’s giant gas, oil and mining projects commonly refer to the four weeks on, one week off, roster …

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Support has risen around Australia for the racist right-wing party One Nation. One Nation pose as an anti-establishment party, and they attract a protest …

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The Barnett led Liberal Party were pummelled at the recent Western Australian state election, suffering a massive 16% swing against them. The results of …

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In mid-December, coroner Ros Fogliani handed down her findings of the inquest into the death in custody of the 22-year-old Yamatji woman Ms Dhu. …

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In late August a 14-year-old indigenous boy called Elijah Doughty was killed when the motorbike he was riding was struck from behind by a …

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A mosque and Islamic college in the south eastern suburbs of Perth were targeted in a religiously motivated attack in late June. A car …

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The Barnett government in Western Australia delivered its budget last month. A deficit of $3.9 billion is forecast by the end of the year. …

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By Mick Suter Outside the inquest into the death of the young aboriginal women Ms Dhu, Aunty Carol Roe told The Socialist “My granddaughter …

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May Day saw significant mobilisations around Indigenous rights in many Australian cities. The International Day of Action Against the Forced Closures of Aboriginal Communities …

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Over 700 protesters, mainly from the Aboriginal communities, marched on the West Australian Parliament in late March to protest against the planned closure of …

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March 19 saw protests in dozens of cities and towns across Australia. People came out to oppose the Western Australian Liberal Government’s plans to …

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Late last year the Barnett Liberal government in Western Australia said that up to 150 out of 274 remote Aboriginal communities might need to …

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Julieka Dhu, a young aboriginal woman, was arrested on August 2 in South Headland for owing unpaid fines of about $1,000. In police custody …

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The Western Australian Liberal government’s controversial shark cull program has been scrapped amidst mass opposition. The state’s Environmental Protection Authority has advised against extending …

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The Western Australian state government are planning to privatise 60% of Disability Service Commission (DSC) Group Homes and early childhood intervention services. If allowed …

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Iron ore dominates the Western Australian mining landscape in the Pilbara region. With the recent decline in iron ore prices the profit margins of …

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Back in October 2008, 117 construction workers at Woodside Petroleum’s LNG expansion project in the Pilbara took strike action. In September 2013 the Federal …

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Western Australian public sector workers in the Community & Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association (CPSU/CSA) voted 71% in favour of holding a 24-hour strike. …

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