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Police attack IMARC climate protests

Melbourne saw four days of protest action in late October as activists protested against the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). IMARC is a forum that brings together representatives from some of the world’s...

Metro Trains dispute: Labor backs the bosses

Around 300 people rallied at Flinders Street Station in mid-October. They were opposing Metro Trains’ attempt to undermine working conditions in negotiations for a new enterprise agreement. Having used legal manoeuvres to block legally protected...

Prepare for direct action to save Footscray Park

The fight to save a vital piece of parkland in Melbourne’s inner-west is entering a new phase. Four months after the formation of the Save Footscray Park campaign, it is clear that Maribyrnong Council...

NSW Labor in corruption scandal, again

A new scandal has embroiled the New South Wales Labor Party, and resulted in the suspension of its general secretary, Kalia Murnain. Corruption and racket have plagued the NSW branch for years but this...

The fight to save the Djab Wurrung trees

The Victorian Labor government has embarked on a $672 million project to duplicate the Western Highway between Ballarat and Stawell. The 12.5 km section of road between Buangor and Ararat cuts through the songline...

Making sense of the ‘quiet Australians’

This statement was produced by the Socialist Party National Committee and was discussed and agreed to at our 2019 National Conference in early October. ** At an international level, capitalism is facing a number of...

Metro dispute: Our conditions are not for sale!

Metro Trains management made an insulting “best and final” offer on a new collective contract for Melbourne’s rail workers early in September. The deal, which nullifies rostering protections and undermines other conditions, was overwhelming...

Mental health: Are you sick enough?

Since the initial announcement of the Victorian Mental Health Royal Commission last year, the limitations of it were clear. The Andrews Labor government set out to ensure that this would not be a ‘blame...

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