Education

Sucheta De, President of the All India Students Association will visit Australia in January for the Socialist Alliance Conference and Activist Summer School.

Australia is a wealthy nation built on stolen Aboriginal land and resources. But Aboriginal people score lowest in health, education, employment and housing.

Students across the country will be protesting the Abbott government's attacks on education as part of a national day of action coordinated by the National Union of Students on Wednesday 20 August.

The deepening crisis of capitalism and the political polarisation that results makes the task of raising socialist solutions all the more urgent. Socialist Alliance continues our non-sectarian approach to building the movements and campaigns of resistance.

The internal rifts inside the Liberal Party means the task of building a stronger socialist left in this country is even more urgent.

Australia has escaped recession for more than two decades, despite the impact of the Asian and global financial crises on the world's economies.

The University of Western Sydney Bankstown 'Resistance Club' activists Mia Sanders and Ian Escandor have been elected to the Bankstown Student Campus Council (SCC) and the campus magazine CrUWSible editorial board.

Free download of the pamphlet 25 Years of Secondary Student Revolt available here.

And so it begins — an offensive, on behalf of the Australian ruling class and corporate interests, to steal the future from the majority of Australians, to dismantle what remains of our social welfare system, in order to carry out, in the words of Treasurer Joe Hockey, "the government's solemn duty ... to build a stronger Australia".

"The National Union of Students organises national days of action, in which students around the country take part in rallies to fight back against the latest round of attacks against public education. This year, students are continuing to fight the biggest attack on accessible education since HECS was introduced in 1989."

Students say report "confirms what we’ve known for decades: that a culture of rape has become endemic through the inaction of universities."

Australia has not had a socialist parliamentarian, at the state or federal level, since the 1940s. But this may change at the November 24 Victorian state election.

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