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100 Years of Communist Work in Australia

"The Communist want a free, prosperous and independent Australia, many of them have laid down their lives for that ideal in war and peace. They believe this objective can only be secured under Socialism, and that Socialism can be secured when, as is inevitable, the majority of working Australia want it and understand the necesity for it"

October 30 1920

is the date the Communist Party of Australia was founded. The date marks a decisive step forward in the efforts and achievements by many generations of comrades, unionists and supporters who have fought for the working class and all those exploited and oppressed by capitalism. One hundred years of the Communist movement in Australia is indeed something to celebrate!

The party’s aim is to serve the Australian people and improve their living standards, safeguard their peace and emancipate them from exploitation, unemployment, bad housing conditions and poverty, by means ultimately of a Socialist new order of society.

The Centenary Year 2020

Plans are not finalised but major events in the celebrations are expected to include:

The Program:

  1. A launch in April (Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic)
  2. Decorating the Party headquarters in Sydney
  3. An exhibition including display panels and electronic items
  4. A conference on CPA history and socialism in 21st Century
  5. Events in centres around Australia

Other items

1. Commissioned pamphlets on the Party’s hidden history, the Party and the struggle for indigenous rights, revolutionary women and more

The Communist Party of Australia would welcome any historical material you can lend us and any ideas you may have for celebrating 100 years of the communist movement in Australia.

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