Angus McAllen

These amendments seek to:

  1. Increase youth representation on the National Executive;
  2. Make the National Executive a more democratic body by ensuring that it comprises party leaders from each branch where possible;

These amendments and additions to the existing education policy are intended to expand the policy to include specific details of democratic rights for students on campus as well as ideas concerning the restructuring of education from capitalism to socialism.

The proposed changes to the Draft Programmatic Document presented below are intended to renovate this draft program into a document which accurately reflects the political praxis of the Socialist Alliance as it exists today, and the general strategy we want to propose to bring about socialist change in Australia.

Young people occupy a unique position in society. They face both formal and informal discrimination, as well as disproportionate social and political exclusion. They are often the first to be hit by, and are more affected by, homelessness and the housing crisis, violence, poverty, social exclusion, attacks on workers and students and other social problems.

In her recent contribution as part of the documents of the “The Witches” Tendency, Comrade Jaz Priddey made the following statement:

The University of Queensland Resistance Club has joined with other student clubs to call on the university administration to divest money from fossil fuels.

The conservative right has launched a last ditch campaign to swing public opinion away from support for marriage equality.

To reclaim the urban commons and create cities where young people are safe, valued and included, we need an urban revolution that can place people and planet at the heart of urban development.

While the government has accused the anti-bullying program of encouraging the “indoctrination” of young people, the same forces in the government push for ever-expanded funding for the bloated chaplaincy services in public schools.