Issue #2053

The Guardian • Issue #2053 • May 22, 2023

Issue #2053

People’s need not corporate greed

The main focus of recent federal budgets was on economic recovery for the corporate sector, focusing on wiping out the budget deficit created by the...

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Issue #2053

Off the hook

Budgets are about political choices. We look at where governments are spending, and where they are cutting. The media draw up lists of winners and...

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Wind farm. Issue #2053

“Vastly out of line with the science”

The Climate Council has slammed Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s decision to ignore the climate risk of four polluting coal projects as “reckless” and “out of...

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Outside of the Reserve Bank of Australia, a solitary man sits. Issue #2053

The facts about wage rises and inflation

There has been no shortage of news headlines, big business and government warnings that a wages breakout will cause inflation: “Teachers’ rise a risk to...

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World Federation of Trade Unions – logo. Issue #2053

“We stand shoulder to shoulder”

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant, class-oriented voice, representing 105 million workers who live, work, and struggle in 133 countries of the 5...

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Magela Creek, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. Issue #2053

NT: Gas industry gets biggest slice

The Territory and Federal governments appear to have prioritised spending on roads that will benefit the fracking industry at a time when many of the...

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Issue #2053

Outsourcing’s shadow workforce

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) says it is pleased to see that the Albanese Labor government has uncovered the scale of outsourcing within...

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Issue #2053

DINGO

Oakey Coal Action Alliance, which is committed to saving the groundwater relied on by Darling Downs farmers in Queensland from the New Acland coal mine,...

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The oil and gas platform Northern Endeavour. Issue #2053

Govt’s toxic plan for Timor Sea

The Federal government has announced plans to dump undisclosed amounts of radioactive material, oil, and other toxins into the Timor Sea, just 155 kilometres from...

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Issue #2053

Portable bond scheme

The NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) “broadly supports” the state government’s Bill in Parliament to better protect renters, but has expressed concern around some...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2053

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton There is always money for the military, no matter how bad the budget bottom line is. The Federal government plans to spend about...

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Global briefs Issue #2053

GLOBAL BRIEFS

INDIA: The Indian state of Karnataka held the most crucial state election before parliamentary elections due in 2024. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered...

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Flowers and ribbon for Victory Day. Issue #2053

De-Sovietisation and the rise of the far right

This year’s Victory Day celebrations in Germany were held on 9th May at the Soviet Memorial Tiergarten in Berlin. Two men dressed in Soviet Union...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2053

WEASEL WORDS

Working poor This term comes to us from whatever combination of spin doctor and focus group that gets words into Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s mouth....

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Adelaide National School group shot. Issue #2053

Adelaide National School

Comrades from all around Australia gathered at Fidel’s Bar in Adelaide for two and a bit days of camaraderie, music and learning. Sessions included “Collective...

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Anti-gun rally - Issue #2053

US school shootings and gun manufacturing capitalism

On 29th January 1979 Brenda Spencer, a 16-year-old girl, shot and killed the principal and a custodian, and wounded eight children and a police officer...

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