Labor's budget betrays renters, job seekers and people doing it tough. It leaves millions stuck in poverty while billionaires get tax cuts.
The energy crisis we didn’t need to have has put the question of a publicly-owned energy industry on the table again. That is the only way to keep good jobs and energy prices down.
We are being told that there is a gas shortage and the coal industry is failing because it has been run down in favour of renewables. These claims are fraudulent.
Tucked away at the end of Labor’s Secure Australian Jobs Plan for this election is a promise to abolish the ABCC. Workers will need to hold Labor to account if elected
Labour shortages give unions a stronger bargaining position. We need to argue against racist and nationalistic tropes that migrant workers steal Australians’ jobs, while defending workplace safety, wages and conditions.
Several days before Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg waxed lyrical about the good old days of early neoliberalism under Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, the Australian Council of Trade Unions launched its under-reported National Economic Reconstruction plan.
Many Change the Rules activists believe the campaign’s independence from Labor is important.
Most workers cannot wait to get rid of this dreadful federal Coalition government. But fewer believe that a Bill Shorten-led Labor government will actually change the rules.
The February 5 announcement that the Victorian Socialists — an alliance of socialist groups, including the Socialist Alliance — will contest the upper house in the upcoming Victorian elections flags a new, exciting opening for the left and progressive movements.
Geelong Council needs a couple of socialists to really shake things up.
Will a bailout save jobs or even save what is left of the steel industry in Australia? The historical record suggests otherwise.