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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Socialist Alliance delegates discussed global and domestic political developments and decided on directions and campaign priorities at its 17th national conference.

History shows that governments have consistently resisted any proposals from First Nations advisory bodies to deliver real justice. The Voice to Parliament could end up as another token gesture, unless there is a strong and independent movement for First Nations justice.

The unjust jailing of climate activist Violet CoCo exposes the limits of the type of democracy we are being asked to uphold.

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.

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