Everyone’s favourite racist, Pauline Hanson, was nurtured back into the public eye and inevitably the Senate as a paid “expert correspondent” on popular television programs like the Sunrise breakfast news program.
It is no coincidence that Hanson secured her Senate seat in Queensland, the state with the highest rate of youth unemployment. This, and the growing wealth divide between the haves and the have-nots, is the material reason why xenophobia and racism can grow quickly.
Imagine the kind of public transport system we could have if we had control over our public money and assets instead of corporations and their political lackeys, writes Resistance member Zeb Parkes.
We could provide safe pathways for people seeking asylum, instead of forcing them to get on leaky boats. This is what will stop the deaths at sea, not “deterrence” policies.
Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance has slammed the Turnbull-Morrison government's latest budget, as representing a bleak future for youth and students in Australia.
"In the Socialist Alliance, we want to rise with communities, not above them."
Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance has come out in opposition to the Federal government's moves to gut funding to the Safe Schools Program, and substantially censor its content.
Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance is adding its voice to young people around the country in condemning several proposals by the Federal Coalition government which shift the cost burden for education onto young people.
Suicide by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was a rare occurrence in pre-colonial times. Now, Aboriginal children are eight times more likely to commit suicide than non-Aboriginal children.
“Thank you for these protests. We love you and our hearts are with you in this moment.”
This message was sent from a refugee inside Northam Detention Centre in West Australia to activists who were protesting outside.