Volume 12

The Resistance and Socialist Alliance conference 'How to Make a Revolution' was held at the Brisbane Activist Centre over the weekend of the 13-15 of December.

The third of five documents detailing correspondence and discussion between the Socialist Alliance and Socialist Alternative on unity.

That this meeting reaffirms Socialist Alliance's willingness to persist with an attempt to negotiate a common political program as a basis for a new united organisation combining Socialist Alternative and Socialist Alliance.

Draft points for joint leadership discussion on the politics of a united socialist organisation (sent to Socialist Alternative on July 12, 2013)

The unity negotiations between the Socialist Alliance and Socialist Alternative ended after the latter's National Committee decided on October 26-27, 2013 that the unity process had “reached an impasse and consequently we are for ending the negotiations with the Alliance”.

The second of five documents detailing correspondence and discussion between the Socialist Alliance and Socialist Alternative on unity.

In their proposed amendment to the public transport policy, Jonathan Strauss and Helen Said say that Socialist Alliance will: “Build a Very Fast Train network for the area from Adelaide to Cairns to the level where it will replace most domestic major city air travel, which is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions and other air and noise pollution.”

Following our recent National Executive meeting it was requested that we include a copy of the original motion on the NDIS tabled at the 9th National Conference for reference.

The Socialist Alliance National Executive voted on February 8 to call a one-day special national conference for Sunday May 19, 2013. The purpose of this special conference is to deal with the policy matters that could not be dealt with at our recent national conference  due to time constraints.

Transport is a key feature of our society. How people move around and goods are transported shapes our urban environments and affects our impact on the globe. It also conditions who we can know, what we can do and how we experience the world.

Sex work is still on the criminal code in all states and territories except NSW. Having sex work on the criminal code means increased police harassment for marginalised groups such as Aboriginal street-based sex workers, Asian and migrant sex workers, HIV positive workers, and trans people sex workers. 

Farmers and agricultural businesses, according to the latest ABS figures (2009-2010), manage 52% of the Australian environment.[1] There are approximately 134,000 farm businesses in Australia, 99 percent of which are family owned and operated, and as of 2010-11 they employ only 307,000 people to manage 417.3 million hectares of land[2], including the 46.3% of Australia that is marginal land[3].