Housing

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 Sirius Building in Sydney was built by the Housing Commission of New South Wales in 1978–1979.

The property-owning class has come out of the pandemic richer and more determined to use their wealth to get even wealthier. Typically, they are demanding measures that will only make housing prices more unaffordable to most.

Housing is a human right! McGowan has failed the homeless

The forced clearing of the homeless people’s camp in Fremantle’s Pioneer Park with the offer of only one week in motel accommodation demonstrates the complete failure of the McGowan government to address the crisis of homelessness in our state.

The Victorian lockdown of public housing estates was scapegoating and victimisation of migrants and poor working-class people. It revealed the government’s racist and patronising assumption that these people are incapable of understanding, or complying with, public health messages voluntarily.

Far from being too radical, Labor’s shift to the left was too little too late, incomplete and sometimes more rhetoric than substance.

The Socialist Alliance will be running three Hunter-based candidates in the March 23 NSW state elections.

Heatwaves kill and our cities and suburbs are not designed with sufficient trees to help lower surface temperatures.

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

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.

Susan Price: Parramatta boasts a diverse and cosmopolitan population, and that is one of its strengths.

The Socialist Alliance will contest the 2019 NSW State Election to put people in control of planning and to build community resistance to corporate greed.

If #Libspill can be summed up as the “madness of Abbott”, we have to recognise that this and other symptoms of political “madness” (such as Trump) are expressions of the dangerous times we live in.