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Interview with a Jetstar worker

Workers from the airline Jetstar have taken strike action over the past few weeks. The Socialist spoke to a rank and file member of the Transport Workers Union about the dispute. ** The Socialist: Jetstar baggage...

Time for more paid firefighters

Alongside the scale and intensity of Australia’s bushfires, one thing that stands out is the bravery and commitment of the firefighters. Hundreds of stories are circulating about firefighters going above and beyond to save...

Queensland Labor pass new anti-protest laws

In October 2019 the Queensland Labor government passed controversial anti-protest laws. The immediate aim of the new laws is to curtail climate protests, but they will likely be used more widely in the coming...

Climate inaction and budget cuts fuel devastating bushfires

Australia is in the grip of an extreme bushfire crisis. Record-breaking heat waves and months of drought have created the conditions for massive blazes across the country. The scale of the fires is unprecedented,...

Adani can still be stopped

Construction began on the controversial Adani coal mine in June after the project received its final environmental approval. Other environmental approvals are still required before coal can start to be mined, but it’s likely...

Drought: Government tinkering at edges

Drought continues to ravage large parts of Australia. Over 90% of New South Wales is currently suffering, and the impacts are having devastating effects. For example, the small town of Murrurundi ran out of...

Rogue of the month: OI Glass

Thanks to Jeremy from the Electrical Trades Union for nominating OI Glass for our ‘Rogue of the month’ column. OI Glass are a multi-national glass manufacturer that haven’t given their Australian maintenance workers a real...

Tamil family victims of cruel refugee policies

A family of Tamil asylum seekers have been given a temporary reprieve from being deported back to Sri Lanka, where they face a very real threat of persecution and retaliation from the government. Despite...

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