Volume 18

Background and context

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Not content with preserving the current biased system, the Coalition federal government is seeking to increase the tax burden on the workers and the poor, while slashing the tax paid by the corporations and the rich. Having already rammed through cuts in the tax rate on small and medium companies from 30 per cent to 25 per cent, the government remains committed -- despite being temporarily blocked in the Senate -- to cutting tax for big corporations by the same amount.

Camping and cabins (within a short drive from Geelong)

Discovery Parks - Geelong

The 13th National Conference of Socialist Alliance and Activist Summer School will take place at Geelong Trades Hall from Tuesday January 15 to Sunday January 20, 2019.

The Summer School runs from Tuesday to Friday (15th-18th), and the decision-making conference runs from Friday evening until Sunday evening (18th-20th).

Collective struggle is borne of the decline of material conditions. The rise or decline of the union movement broadly represents the working class’s faith in the ability of the movement to secure material gains.

In this contribution, I will argue that the “orthodox” judgement that China is a thoroughly capitalist state and economy is mistaken. I will do this by adopting a large portion of the arguments made by the economist Michael Roberts.

Many of us own smart phones and computers which are connected to the internet. A large portion of the Western world has internet connections which are active at all times. If you own a smart phone, there is a significant chance that it is operating non-stop, and is only turned off momentarily when it doesn't function properly.

During the July National Council meeting, a report touching on media engagement and youth recruiting spurred several comrades to discuss the Alliance's use of social media, on both an organisational level and as used by individual members

The aim of this article is to improve the Socialist Alliance’s practices in dealing with sexual assault and harassment allegations, both within our organization and on the wider left.