Australia

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...

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...

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...

Worsening housing crisis: resistance required

Prior to the pandemic, ordinary Australians were already suffering from some of the highest housing prices in the world and record levels of household debt. The big banks and the Government offer no real...

Corruption scandal exposes Labor Party

Last week a scandal blew up in the face of the Australian Labor Party, claiming the scalps of three ministers and a shadow minister. Damning evidence uncovered the corrupt politics behind Daniel Andrews' "progressive"...

Black Lives Matter: Huge rallies defy police intimidation

“No justice, no peace!” Hundreds of thousands of people turned out to protests around Australia in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on June 6. Angry, youthful rallies took place in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,...

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