Public Transport

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".

We need transport solutions that put commuter need and the environment before corporate greed.

"While ALP politicians are fleeing in terror from factional and media accusations about using ‘class war rhetoric’, the reality is that there is an ongoing class war that is about to be dramatically escalated if Abbott wins the September 14 elections", said Peter Boyle.

The Socialist Alliance has announced three candidates for the Inner West Council elections to be held on September 9: Pip Hinman (for Stanmore ward), Susan Price (for Ashfield ward) and Blair Vidakovich (for Leichhardt ward).

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.

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

The turnout and energy at the March in May rallies on May 18 proved that people are not going to take this budget lying down.

We have a chance to get a socialist elected to parliament. If we’re successful, it will be the first time since 1944.

The proposed the East West tunnel in Melbourne’s inner north will be environmentally, socially and economically disastrous. It is not a solution to the problem of congestion on Melbourne’s Eastern freeway.

"The NSW Coalition government's 2017 budget might be better described as the ‘biggest con-job in the Western world’," Susan Price, Socialist Alliance candidate for Ashfield in the upcoming Inner West Council elections, said on June 21. She was responding to state Treasurer Dominic Perrottet's declaration that his inaugural budget was "the envy of the Western world".

Finance minister Mathias Cormann has threatened the opposition parties that if they continue to block key budget measures — such as the demolition of universal health care and welfare, the deregulation of university fees, and the hike in the interest rate on student HECS debts — then the government would be forced to look at raising taxes.

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