Australia is the most urbanised country on Earth, with 89% living in urban areas, and the continuing alienation of urban from rural means that most urban people have little knowledge and less experience of rural land management issues.
Elena Garcia | Brisbane | Discussion | Volume 16, Number 1 | January, 2017

The following policies were adopted by the 12th National Conference of Socialist Alliance, held in Geelong, Victoria, from January 20-22, 2017.

National conference | Document | Volume 16, Number 2 | January, 2017
The Socialist Alliance recognises the legitimate national aspirations of the Kurdish people, divided by the colonial powers at the end of World War I between four countries (Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran).
Dave Holmes | Melbourne | Policy draft | Volume 16, Number 1 | January, 2017

Newcastle Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy had a pretty steady year of actions.

Niko Leka | Newcastle | Discussion | Volume 16, Number 1 | January, 2017

Water is the issue which can unite all Australians in a struggle which will take us to massive social change. Because to win we must defeat the mining companies which own our major parties, and the Big 4 banks and the media empires which back them.

Elena Garcia; Dave Riley; Margaret Gleeson; Alan Broughton | Brisbane; Victoria (At Large) | Amendment | Volume 16, Number 1 | January, 2017

The extreme concentration of the banking and financial systems means that ordinary working people lose out on a big scale.

Jim McIlroy | Sydney Central | Policy draft | Volume 16, Number 1 | January, 2017
Amendments are indicated in bold, underline.
Robin Mayo | Sydney Central | Policy draft | Volume 16, Number 1 | January, 2017
I have previously commented in my amendment to the water policy on the scapegoating of agriculture as major water waster, and I must apologise for the repetition within this explanation for my proposed amendment to our Climate Change Charter. However it was too unwieldy to amend two different policies within one contribution.
Elena Garcia; Dave Riley; Alan Broughton | Brisbane; Brisbane; Victoria (At Large) | Volume 16, Number 1 | January, 2017
The Socialist Alliance supports and campaigns for the right to choose to die with dignity and to decriminalise assisting a person to carry out their free and informed choice to end their life.
Karen Fletcher; Zita Henderson | Melbourne; Geelong | Amendment | Volume 16, Number 1 | January, 2017

This is a revised draft of the policy based on some feedback, and also adds in a point omitted from the original draft.

Susan Price, Pip Hinman, Alex Bainbridge | Sydney Central; Sydney Central; Brisbane | Policy draft | Volume 16, Number 1 | January, 2017

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