Issue #2043

The Guardian • Issue #2043 • March 6, 2023

Issue #2043

INTEREST RATE TIME BOMB

Two thirds of households face a hit as rising interest rates push up mortgage payments and drive up their rent. At the same time household...

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The Communist Manifesto turns 175

In Sydney, comrades are getting ready to demonstrate at Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s office against the government’s plan to spend an insane amount on preparations...

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“Wage-price spiral” myth

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe expressed concern that workers would get much higher pay rises in response to inflation, which he claims...

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Where is super heading?

When the Albanese government released a superannuation consultation paper last month, it brought the usual suspects out of the woodwork. The hysteria was a reminder...

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Employers threaten to withhold aged care wages

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has raised concerns that some aged care providers are trying to short-change underpaid nurses...

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Nationwide demonstrations against AUKUS

The Australian Anti-AUKUS Coalition (AAAC) co-ordinated a series of successful rallies on 24 February at the offices of Federal Ministers around the country. The rallies...

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Renovate, don’t demolish!

“My complex at Franklyn Street in Glebe is 35 years old and needs refurbishing. The present NSW government wants to demolish it and replace our...

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Gender pay gap

While figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing that Australia’s gender pay gap is narrowing, women still receive, on average, $472 per...

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DINGO

New research from Australia Institute economist Dr Jim Stanford has confirmed that excessive corporate profits are the main driver of inflation, not wages. The research...

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Privatisation inquiry call

The Sydney public hospital now controlled in the Cayman Islands is not subject to penalties for healthcare failures. Michael West reports on calls for a...

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PEACE NOTES

In the latest escalation in Australia’s increasingly forceful campaign to manufacture consent for war with China, the Murdoch-owned Sky News Australia has aired a jaw-droppingly...

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Book Banning American Style

For anyone who is a book lover what is happening across the USA will be shocking. Over the past year, a nationwide campaign has removed...

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Freedom for the Sahrawian People is long overdue

Recently some much-needed attention has been brought to the situation in Western Sahara, brought on by speeches and visits from Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s grandson....

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African slaves in colonial Australia

The Melbourne Gaol is famous for being the place where the bushranger, Ned Kelly, was hanged in 1880. In the early 1970s I saw a...

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International Unemployment Day

Sixth March marks International Unemployment Day. Unemployed workers have for centuries borne the scars of class war. Since the rise of capitalism in the 16th...

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Global briefs Issue #2043

GERMANY: Anti-war demonstrations were held in many countries last weekend, a year after the special operation in the Ukraine started. The largest by far was...

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SZEL WORDS

Complexities /kəmplˈɛksɪtiz/ Readers who lived in a share house during their student days may remember instant tidying for parties. One top tip for student house-dwellers...

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Lumumba – The murder of an African hero

17th January marked 62 years since the brutal assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the leader of the Congolese independence struggle and one of the most impassioned...

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