Canberra – government for the rich

Workers need a new party The disarray of the Federal government reflects an even greater crisis within the leaders of the industrial and financial worlds; natural supporters of the government. If we care to look,...

The GST has got to go!

Make the rich pay! The capitalist press barons think that if they call Prime Minister Howard 'Honest John' often enough, we'll get to believe them. In fact Little Johnny heads up a government of liars...

Building a fighting shearer’s and rural workers’ union

Militant talks with STEVE ROACH, the Secretary of the Shearer's and Rural Workers' Union. The Shearers' and Rural Workers' Union (SRWU) was set up a few years ago after pissed-off members split from the Australian...

Why we fight for gay and lesbian rights

Real advances have been made by the lesbian and gay rights movement since the 60s. Age of consent laws have been implemented in all states of Australia now - even if some have very...

Hanson – no solutions for battlers

There has been a flurry of anti-Hanson rallies round the country in past months. Anti-racist groups, ethnic communities and the Left have united to deliver a powerful message against the politics of race hatred....

After silvertails’ budget: Working people need a fighting program

Last month's budget was designed to punish the poor and line the pockets of the rich. Yet the thieves it benefits have fallen out. Despite last year's landslide election victory, there are signs of...

Stand up to Liberals’ assault on trade unions!

On January 1st the Workplace Relations Act (WRA) came into effect and already employers are testing its perimeters and pressuring the government to go further. Reith has agreed that more de-regulation of working conditions...

Mobil vs unions in Altona

MELBOURNE: The first big dispute in Victoria within the framework of the new federal Workplace Relations Act (WRA) has erupted at the Mobil cracker job in Altona. Although the site was originally covered by...