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COVID-19: End all profiteering in healthcare

As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, a dangerous crisis is looming within Australia’s healthcare system. There are far too few hospital beds, inadequate staff and facilities, and a shortage of personal protective equipment. A vaccine for...

COVID-19: A crisis for some, not the super-rich

“We’re all in this together” they said. Well, not quite, it seems. While most of us are worrying about our health, our jobs, and how we’ll pay our bills, it seems that some at the...

Food dumping: Obscene waste at a time of mass want

The COVID-19 crisis is exposing the inherent weaknesses in the capitalist system. The privatisation of the healthcare system means that hospitals are under-prepared to deal with this global pandemic. But what is also clear...

‘Your services are no longer required’

Working in the travel industry, while stressful at times, was incredibly rewarding. I had many opportunities to travel and meet people from all over the world. I worked in the industry for 15 years,...

Big business plans COVID-19 ‘exit strategy’

The COVID-19 crisis has shown clearly that we live in a system that puts profit ahead of peoples’ lives and health. Workers have been forced to work without proper personal protective equipment and physical...

Take Virgin out of private hands

Australia’s second major airline, Virgin Australia, went into voluntary administration in late April. This came after the company stood down 8000 workers as demand for flights plummeted due to the COVID-19 crisis. While the COVID-19...

One percent twice as rich as everyone else

Global wealth inequality continues to rise as we head into the new decade. According to Oxfam’s 2020 Inequality report – which was released prior to the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic - the richest...

What future for the AFL?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on sport right around the world. In Australia, all of the major sports codes have suspended their seasons. The Australian Football League (AFL) - the most...

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