Jim McIlroy

Socialist Alliance candidates Andrew Chuter and Rachel Evans

Andrew Chuter and Rachel Evans will run for the Socialist Alliance (SA) in the next New South Wales Senate election, with further candidates to be announced. The two long-term community and union activists were pre-selected at SA’s state conference on October 2.

The end of the JobKeeper program on March 28 means that up to 500,000 jobs are at risk, according to Small Business Australia (SBA). Government estimates are that 150,000 jobs could go.

“When you capture people, and put chains around their necks, and make them walk 300 kilometres and then set them to work on cattle stations, what’s that called?” asked the award-winning author Bruce Pascoe after Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated that there had been no slavery in Australia.

Sam Watson, a giant of the Aboriginal rights struggle, died on November 27. A prominent author, playwright and filmmaker, Watson was also the Socialist Alliance’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs spokesperson for many years.

The right-wing dominated Coalition's win in the May 18 federal election is a major setback for the climate action movement, the union movement and the interests of working people in Australia.

Susan Price is the Socialist Alliance candidate for the seat of Parramatta in the March 23 NSW state election. Price spoke to Green Left Weekly’s Jim McIlroy about the Socialist Alliance election campaign, its aims and policies.

The federal Coalition government's so-called "tax reform" represents a major escalation of the capitalist class war against the poor and working people.

The Big Four banks must be nationalised so people can take back their stolen wealth and a new public banking system must be created under democratic community control.

The federal Coalition government has launched a broadside in favour of its plan to cut company tax for big corporations from 30% to 25%, while slashing spending on social welfare and the public sector, using the pretext of 'controversy' over an ABC journalist's article on the topic.

We need transport solutions that put commuter need and the environment before corporate greed.

Could the royal commission into the banking and financial sectors be the beginning of the end for the Turnbull government? Let's make it so.

The time has come to scrap the misnamed Fair Work Act (FWA) and introduce genuine pro-worker and pro-union industrial relations legislation in this country.

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