Our Common Cause

Our Common Cause

It is an image that captured Labor’s class betrayal on July 3, the first day of the new federal parliament.

On one side sat the sole Greens MP Adam Bandt and independent MP Andrew Wilkie. On the other, Labor and Coalition MPs.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison currently earns $538,460 a year and in a few weeks time will earn an additional $10,000 a year.

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

Could you be described as being “non-faith”? The newly re-elected Coalition government has a law in mind for you.

Thunberg’s strike call is the type of mass action that is critical to push back the fossil fuel corporations and their parties in government.

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

Is action by unions just an attempt to stir up class conflict — the politics of envy — as conservative politicians would have us believe?

Unprincipled preference deals are often done, sometimes even by parties that purport to do politics differently.

Many Change the Rules activists believe the campaign’s independence from Labor is important.

Most workers cannot wait to get rid of this dreadful federal Coalition government. But fewer believe that a Bill Shorten-led Labor government will actually change the rules.