Number 4

The Socialist Alliance 10th National Conference adopted changes to our policies on sex workers’ rights and women’s liberation to spell out further our opposition to all forms of criminalisation of sex work and underscore the importance of sex workers organising for their rights being recognised as a matter of industrial justice. [The policy as amended can be found here.]

The Socialist Alliance National Conference condemns the Australian Government’s declaration of ceasing to consider the Palestinian territories taken in the 1967 war. This is in spite of the UN resolution, supported by the majority of the countries, to consider East Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza as Palestinian land.

The 10th national conference of Socialist Alliance is taking place at a time extreme inequality, intensified conflict and ecological crisis on a global scale.

The first point in the draft resolution is confirmed by the fact that events have outstripped the resolution – modest and general as it is in scope – in more than one area of the world, proving that we are having this discussion at a time of “extreme inequality, intensified conflict and ecological crisis on a global scale”.

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