Education

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.

Not a week, nor even a day, goes by without a new outrage from the Tony Abbott government. One recent outrage was when Abbott declared that Australia was “unsettled” before the British invasion — taking us back to the days of terra nullius.

International students in New South Wales face higher living costs than in other states. Students at Western Sydney University (WSU) are campaigning for the NSW government to grant them transport concessions.

The struggle against education cuts has exploded onto the national stage in the lead up to and following the budget announcement by the Abbott Liberal-National Coalition government, a budget set to massively increase student debt.

Fee deregulation will be resurrected this year. This gives education activists that general zombie-slayer feeling any sane human gets from fighting a piece of legislation you thought you had killed already. Here are some of the things someone with more money than you has said about fee deregulation and why they’re not completely accurate.

Complaints by conservative commentators that Treasurer Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have delivered a “Labor budget” show how low expectations are that any federal government in Australia will deliver a budget aiming to advance genuine social justice in this country.

Over 25,000 Victorians voted for the newly formed Victorian Socialists on November 24. A great result to build upon.

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