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.
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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.
Because public health has taken a hit over the first two years of the pandemic, Australia is not well prepared for the new wave of COVID-19 infections.
Progressive people need to push back against the draconian police reppression of peaceful climate activists in Sydney.
The right to decide whether to have children is fundamental. Continuing an unwanted pregnancy can impact a person in ways difficult to enumerate: their health; bodies; plans and hopes for their lives; families and relationships; work and career; and housing situation to name a few.
The energy crisis we didn’t need to have has put the question of a publicly-owned energy industry on the table again. That is the only way to keep good jobs and energy prices down.
Labor has said it will work with local communities “on better local solutions” to the cashless debit card, leaving it a little ambiguous. We argue that all income management needs to stop.
We are being told that there is a gas shortage and the coal industry is failing because it has been run down in favour of renewables. These claims are fraudulent.
We are thrilled that Priya and Nades and their two children can return to Biloela in Queensland but we must keep the pressure on Labor.
People need to learn to judge Labor not by comparison with the climate-denying Coalition, but by how well it responds to the climate emergency.
Kicking out Morrison and electing a minority Labor government dependent on Greens support would open up political opportunities for progressive reform. But to ensure they win, we have to build our balance of power on the streets.