Our Common Cause

Our Common Cause is the column of Socialist Alliance in Green Left which is widely recognised as one of the most authoritative left-wing English-language sources of news and political analysis in print and online. Green Left covers many of the issues and campaigns that Socialist Alliance members are involved in.

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Claims the new IR laws will close the gender pay gap and strengthen equal pay laws are welcome. However, the laws will divide workers and weaken the Better Off Overall Test.

Premier Andrew’s energy announcement is a nod to the failures of privatisating the energy sector and the growing pressure to speed up the transition

The biggest housing crisis Australia has ever experienced is fast becoming a humanitarian disaster. Yet there are solutions.

Socialist Alliance supports the mass protest movement in Iran that has developed in response to the killing of Mahsa Amini by the Iranian authorities.

Any call for a republic that is disconnected from addressing the very real social and ecological crises will not be enough.

Not only are we being told to prepare for war with China, but to expect it. It’s the stuff of nightmares.

The rising cost of living and the strain on public services mean Labor must junk its support for the Coalition's stage 3 tax cut policy,

Early childcare workers are going on strike on September 7 for better pay and urgent action on staff shortages

The Scott Morrison multiple-portfolio saga is just the tip of the credibility crisis plaguing politics. We need to look a lot further than the restoration of Westminster conventions.

The crisis in public education will not be solved by pitting teachers against each other or by outsourcing responsibility for graduates' jobs. We need greater funding for smaller classes and more teachers on fair wages.

Claims that Labor’s 43% climate emissions bill will bring “an end to the climate wars” are wrong: it will harder to ensure a safe climate with a just transition for workers

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s new Strategic Concept, which Australia has signed up to, risks provoking another major war in the Asia-Pacific and should be opposed.