Health

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...

COVID-19 & capitalist food production

Despite massive advances in medicine, immunology, virology and technology, the new strain of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, causing the COVID-19 illness) is causing human devastation around the globe. This novel influenza virus originated in bats, but...

Vote ‘No’ to Metro’s shoddy agreement

The dispute between Metro Trains and public transport workers in Melbourne has reached a critical new phase. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Metro has put forward a sub-standard offer that slashes the...

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...

COVID-19: Extra stimulus fails to stop jobs cull

In late March the government announced a second economic stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the package was significant, it did very little to deter employers from laying off huge numbers...

COVID-19: Demand price caps now!

Each day is bringing news of the rising number of confirmed cases and tragic fatalities arising from the Coronavirus pandemic. Understandably this has brought about a huge sense of distress, worry and uncertainty. People...

COVID-19: Morrison’s stimulus for the bosses

Australian workers are facing serious economic shocks as a result of the Coronavirus health crisis. Millions now face the prospect of having their working hours cut, losing jobs and being unable to afford secure...

Mental Health Royal Commission: Interim report finds ‘broken’ system

Late last year the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health released its interim findings. The report, as well as a raft of health experts, have described the mental health system as ‘broken’. This interim report...

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