Women’s Rights

John Setka, the Victorian state secretary of the construction division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is again in the news as a result of allegations about family violence. One thing is clear, he should stand down.

Attorney general Christian Porter and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have tried their hardest to confuse, rather than address, the issues surrounding the credible allegations of rape against Porter.

There is a big lie at the heart of Frydenberg’s budget speech. The rich don’t need more public largesse; if they wanted to create more jobs they already have more than enough money to do this.

Reclaim the Night in Brisbane on October 25. Photo: Alex Bainbridge

Arndt and Hanson are femicide deniers. Like climate change deniers who refuse to acknowledge the science, these two deny that the intentional killing of women is a growing problem that governments need to address.

Melbourne protest against the religious discrimination laws. Photo: Mel Kulinski

Disgruntled homophobes in the Coalition were determined to bring in protections for religious institutions that want the right to discriminate: Morrison is the guy to deliver.

Every day, Australian women face the real prospect of violence.

The fight for women’s rights and against gendered violence is union business.

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

Socialist candidates are campaigning in the May 18 federal elections to put forward solutions to the growing wealth divide and looming environmental crisis.

On International Women’s Day, March 8, 57 countries signed on to a United Nations’ statement calling for universal sexual and reproductive healthcare, including access to safe abortions, and comprehensive sexuality education.

Australia was not one of the signatories.

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

Sucheta De, President of the All India Students Association will visit Australia in January for the Socialist Alliance Conference and Activist Summer School.