Economy

Rent crisis: How can we win relief?

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated Australia's housing crisis. With almost a million workers either stood down, fired or losing hours, many are now finding it even harder to cover their housing costs. Frustration is rising...

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...

COVID-19: Migrants left behind

More than one million migrant workers and international students have been left behind in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The shut down of huge parts of the Australian economy has left hundreds of...

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...

Capitalism’s COVID-19 catastrophe

Apologists for capitalism claim that the system is doing the best it can faced with a new virus in today’s complex and interconnected world. These are, at best, only excuses that seek to hide...

COVID-19: From outbreak to pandemic

How has COVID-19 spread so far and so fast? Catastrophes are not caused by a single event, but rather a chain of events, in this case linked to the type of society we live...

Who’s paying for the wage subsidies?

The federal government announced a $130 billion wage subsidy package in late March. The measures include provisions for workers in companies that have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic to be paid up to...

Coronavirus and class struggle discussed

Socialist Action held a successful online event to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic on March 28. Conducted as a live video conference over Zoom, members and supporters from around the country contributed to a lively...

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