Magazine of Socialist Action in Australia

What being a member of SP involves?

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Lots of people ask what being a member of the Socialist Party involves. Here is a short explanation…

We encourage our members, where possible, to regularly attend their local branch meeting. This is where we discuss political issues and plan our campaigning work.

We also encourage members to help us with our campaigns and regular activities. We welcome whatever level of activity is possible for each member.

Members pay a weekly ‘sub’ to the party. How much you pay depends on your circumstances. We only ask members to contribute as much as they feel they can afford and to be consistent in paying it.

All financial members can vote and participate in party decision making including internal elections. Membership subs range from $1 a week from those on very low incomes to $10, $20, $50 or more a week from those who are well paid.

We encourage members to also take out an annual subscription to The Socialist. The Socialist magazine gives regular analysis, argumentation and information to our members who are involved in various campaigns.

If you agree with our ideas, and think you can commit to these basic tasks, you should consider joining and helping us to fight for a socialist world!


The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many of the problems with capitalism. The Socialist strives to explain the systemic causes of this crisis, and reports about the issues that are important to working people. We also help to organise struggles against the powers that be.

We don’t receive a cent from big business or governments. Our work is fully funded by our supporters. Even if half the people who read our website every month donated a few dollars each we would raise thousands to help our work!

We need organisations of struggle now more than ever, so if you support what we do please consider making a donation.

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