Nationalisation

Penrith rally for public transport and against tolls, February 2019.

NSW Socialist Alliance resolution on corruption

Climate tipping points are being passed and the Coalition government, Labor and the Greens are failing to come up with an adequate plan to meet this existential challenge.

Aged care homes need to be nationalised now to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to give residents their health, safety and dignity back.

Several days before Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg waxed lyrical about the good old days of early neoliberalism under Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, the Australian Council of Trade Unions launched its under-reported National Economic Reconstruction plan.

We are calling on unions to campaign around the following 10-point plan to ensure that any lifting of restrictions protects lives and livelihoods and not just a return to business as usual

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

While the NSW Coalition government can spend billions of dollars on rebuilding football stadiums, it says it cannot build 40,000 new public homes to house homeless people.

This is cruel and wrong. Having a certain proportion of the community go without a stable roof over their heads is a visual reminder to housed workers that their situation is precarious, and that they should be “grateful”. 

After Commissioner Kenneth Hayne released the banking royal commission’s interim report in September, many of the headlines and takeaway quotes focused on its claim that banks “put profits before people”.

However, any socialist, and probably most people, responded to this by saying: “No shit, Sherlock!”

Socialist Alliance is calling on all Labor and crossbench MPs in the Senate to join with the Greens to vote down the TPP.

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.

The federal Coalition government's so-called "tax reform" represents a major escalation of the capitalist class war against the poor and working people.

The Big Four banks must be nationalised so people can take back their stolen wealth and a new public banking system must be created under democratic community control.