Election platform

People and planet before profit - on the ballot

Socialist Alliance has received written confirmation from the Australian Electoral Commission that we remain a registered political party.

This comes after anti-democratic legislation was brought in by the Morrison government (with ALP support) in August that made it difficult to remain on the ballot.

We were forced to submit a list of at least 1500 members (and no more than 1650) which we did in December.

Pat O'Shane launching her campaign

Pat O’Shane, a Kuku Yalanji woman from Mossman, is the Socialist Alliance candidate for the Far North Queensland lower house seat of Leichhardt in the federal election. She announced her candidacy on December 17.

No cuts to diaster payments

Socialist Alliance candidate, Sue Bolton, has condemned the Federal Government's announcement to phase out the COVID-19 Disaster Payment once 70% and 80% vaccination targets are reached.

Postal ballots for the Victorian local government elections have started going out from the beginning of this week. We'd like to urge you to vote socialist if at all possible in your area and encourage your friends in Victoria to do likewise if you live interstate.

The Sue Bolton Moreland Team has launched a new video for the campaign.

Socialist councillor Sue Bolton, first elected to Moreland City Council in 2012 and re-elected in 2016, is standing again. Moreland is a hub of community activism going back to the anti-conscription movement during World War I.

The Socialist Alliance has recently updated our Climate Emergency Action Plan (or Climate Charter) that was first developed in 2010.

The 2010 document was groundbreaking. Long before other parties, Socialist Alliance adopted the policy of 100% renewable energy in a ten year period. We took this position as soon as its viability was demonstrated. We were treating the climate crisis as an issue that needed a society-wide emergency response.

Unprincipled preference deals are often done, sometimes even by parties that purport to do politics differently.

It’s clear we have a government in the pocket of fossil fuel companies and allied rip-off merchants who are hell-bent on sacrificing our future.

Following on from its successful state election campaign last year, Victorian Socialists is standing three candidates in the forthcoming federal election.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg only mentioned the word “climate” twice in his election budget speech, and almost as an afterthought.

NSW Labor lost the March 23 state election with its small-target strategy, its refusal to challenge the privatisation agenda and its sly accommodation to racism.