Pip Hinman, Steffi Leedham and Markela Panegyres

Pip Hinman, Markela Panegyres and Steffi Leedham are standing in the Damun ward (formerly known as Stanmore) on September 4.

Socialist Alliance has chosen three activist candidates to take its message to Perth’s southern suburbs in the WA state election on Saturday 13 March 2021.

The federal government’s decision to punish Australian citizens returning from India should be a warning to all that the ruling class does not care about ordinary people — neither in Australia nor India.

Graph: Paul Oboohov based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data.

The squeeze on workers far predates the COVID-19 pandemic. In today’s dollars more than $4 trillion has shifted from workers’ pockets to corporate profits.

May Day 2021: Vaccinate workers from savage capitalist virus

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, working people around the world have been suffering and victimized by the global capitalist system that failed to protect people’s lives and livelihood.

Australian troops in Afghanistan. Photo: Flickr ResoluteSupportMedia CC_BY_2.0

The withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan is a welcome development. But it doesn’t mean that the warmongers in Canberra and Washington have been defeated.

The Sirius Building in Sydney was built by the Housing Commission of New South Wales in 1978–1979.

The property-owning class has come out of the pandemic richer and more determined to use their wealth to get even wealthier. Typically, they are demanding measures that will only make housing prices more unaffordable to most.

The Labor party’s stage-managed policy conference was a clear demonstration that leader Anthony Albanese plans to continue the party’s “small target” strategy, offering working people very little in a pandemic recession and climate emergency.

The end of the JobKeeper program on March 28 means that up to 500,000 jobs are at risk, according to Small Business Australia (SBA). Government estimates are that 150,000 jobs could go.

Home to Bilo campaigners. Photo: Rural Australians for Refugees

The truth is that Labor, like the Coalition, can be pressured by popular campaigns to adopt progressive policies; and we’d all be better off if Labor was forced to adopt better refugee policies.

Solidarity with the People's Democratic Party

We call on the Australian government to immediately make a public statement calling for release of People's Democratic Party (HDP) representatives from detention and of opposition to the Turkish government's attempts to ban the HDP.

Attorney general Christian Porter and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have tried their hardest to confuse, rather than address, the issues surrounding the credible allegations of rape against Porter.