Education

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.

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.

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

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."

Deakin Uni student activist Sarah Hathway argues that free tertiary education can be provided for via a progressive taxation system that sees the individually wealthy and corporations pay their fair share of tax.

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.

As the 2013 federal budget looms, both the Labor government and the Opposition insist on the need to cut social spending.

For the fifth time since their election in September last year, thousands of Australians will take to the streets in protest against Tony Abbott Coalition's government.

In the face of the ongoing ecological crisis unleashed by the drive for corporate profits, Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance (RYSA) would like to express our support for the campaign calling on universities and other public institutions to divest from fossil fuels and express our solidarity with students who are locked in the struggle to force universities to divest.

The task of building a stronger socialist left in this country remains.

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