Anthony Albanese

The Guardian • Anthony Albanese

Weasel Words heading Issue #2061

WEASEL WORDS

Vicious No, not the old Lou Reed song. “Vicious” is how how 9 Newspapers describe Paul Keating’s description of Jens Stoltenberg the secretary general of...

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Issue #2030

The politics of Ukraine’s Holodomor “famine”

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the 12th October offered a package of military assistance to help Ukraine repel Russian troops from the east of the...

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Albanese. Biden, Sunak, at AUKUS meeting. Issue #2085

Silencing dissent

Such are the festering contradictions in capitalism’s deepening crisis that it is but a short reach to connect the recent actions by balaclava-wearing fascists thugs...

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Sunshine Coast rally in support of Palestine. Issue #2087

Palestine: Albanese’s blood-soaked hands

The death toll is close to 30,000 with thousands more missing under the bombed rubble – mostly women and children. The relentless Israeli bombardment and...

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Issue #2021

DINGO

All the contradictions. The official unemployment figure is 3.4 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Workers were told that once unemployment...

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Issue #2049

Alliance against AUKUS

Since the Labor government of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the funding of the $368 billion (and counting) contract to buy six nuclear submarines under...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2085

Dear Editor, In a week when the International Court of Justice has reminded Israel to prevent genocide happening and to be more sensitive about supplies...

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Issue #2018

DINGO

On the back of a decade of campaigning by unions for ten days paid family and domestic violence leave, the Albanese Government has introduced legislation...

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Issue #2034

DINGO

Scott Morrison’s secret multiple portfolios has nothing on the dual role of PM Albanese and Defence Minister Richard Marles as salesmen/lobbyists for the arms manufacturers....

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Issue #2040

Albanese’s PNG visit falls flat

In the second week of January of this year, Prime Minister Albanese made a delayed visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG). Albanese addressed the PNG...

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Issue #2024

DINGO

The cause of the Ukraine conflict is the fact that the presence of NATO and US bases, military forces, and nuclear missile systems put Russia’s...

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Issue #2026

DINGO

Memo to Deputy Sheriff Albanese: In his address to the UN General Assembly last week, Manasseh Sogavare, Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, recalled that...

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Issue #2025

DINGO

Well may we say God Save the Queen […] Just two instances, from the time she first sat on the throne in 1952, dutiful representative...

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Issue #2017

DINGO

The 1959 act that brought the Reserve Bank of Australia into being, stated in its objectives that the bank will be committed to full employment,...

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Issue #2038

DINGO

As the Albanese government pours billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money into fuelling the war in Ukraine it is offering the fossil fuel miners $500...

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Issue #1999

ON DEFENCE: ALP and Coalition of little difference

There is little more powerful evidence of how far the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has moved from traditional social democracy than its current policies on...

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Issue #2021

Energy transition authority critical to creating secure jobs for a safer climate

The ACTU calls on the Albanese Government to quickly establish a national Energy Transition Authority tasked with ensuring that workers and their communities affected by...

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Issue #2007

Back the call for a 5.5 per cent wage increase

Earlier this month, amid predictable outcry from the Coalition, Anthony Albanese voiced his support for a 5.1 per cent increase in wages, to keep pace...

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Issue #2009

What does the election mean for workers?

The Australian Labor Party is on track to win seventy-seven seats in the House of Representatives, securing majority government for the first time since 2010,...

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Issue #2023

The rent is too high!: RAHU speaks truth to power at the Victorian state election

On 2nd September, the Renters and Housing Union (RAHU) launched their state election campaign in Victoria, on the platform that “the rent is too high.”...

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Issue #2012

Open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Prime Minister Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 21 June 2022 Dear Prime Minister Albanese, The Communist Party of Australia wishes...

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Issue #2014

DINGO

While the Prime Minister was talking trade deals with the European Commission, who should pop up but Simon Crean, former ACTU President and erstwhile leader...

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Issue #2030

The mainstream media has excised coverage of Israel’s crimes in the West Bank and Gaza. While there is no end to the noise from the...

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Issue #2008

Looking ahead to a Labor government

It’s official: Anthony Albanese has been sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister. At the time of writing, no seats in the House of Representatives...

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Issue #2016

Climate action looming as first Parliamentary sitting approaches

Parliament is meeting at the end of this month for the first time since the 2022 Federal Election with promises of significant reforms, including climate...

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Issue #2027

Multi-employer bargaining win under threat from ALP sell-out

The Albanese Labor government has committed to introducing multi-employer bargaining following a deal with the Business Council of Australia (BCA) at the Jobs and Skills...

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Penny Wong. Issue #2050

Wong’s “reality check” ignores reality

When Penny Wong took over as Foreign Minister from Marise Payne last year, she was surfing the wave of approval that brought the Albanese Labor...

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Issue #2017

Scomo’s contempt of government explains why Australia was so poorly managed

It is unfathomable to think that a man who was Prime Minister no less than three months ago has so thoroughly dismissed the institution he...

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Issue #2033

Australia moves closer to ratifying UN treaty on nuclear weapons

As the threat of war continues to loom as tensions rise in Europe, it is the responsibility of every state – to deter as much...

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Issue #2019

DINGO

The proposal by the Albanese government for an Indigenous Voice in parliament would be a body which makes representations to parliament on matters that affect...

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Issue #2020

Stage set for Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Last month, at the Garma Festival in Arnhem Land, prime minister Anthony Albanese released the draft wording that would be inserted into the constitution that...

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Issue #2041

DINGO

The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) says the release of the new National Cultural Policy, Revive, is a major show of faith in the...

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Issue #2080

Albanese in Tuvalu

Anthony Albanese’s return from Beijing, via Tuvalu, was accompanied by much fanfare. The media largely focused on what has been presented as a triumph of...

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Issue #2022

Robotdebt royal commission announced

Last month, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese officially called a royal commission into the unlawful debt recovery scheme known as “Robodebt.” The Albanese government has selected...

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Issue #2023

Jobs and Skills Summit: dangerous illusions for workers

Workers and their families are looking for real change – real wage rises, secure jobs, safe working conditions, with adequately funded and staffed health and...

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Issue #2010

Cashless debit card not meeting “intended objectives”

With the Morrison government gone, parliament has an opportunity to rectify many of the grave distresses that Morrison and Co. placed on the Australian working...

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Issue #2011

Bring Assange home!

Julian Assange is still awaiting extradition to the US, which, as of the time of writing, is awaiting approval from UK Home Secretary Priti Patel....

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Issue #2045

DINGO

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) welcomed the recent announcement by an increasingly desperate NSW Coalition government in election mode, after it committed to...

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Issue #2012

AMA President urges immediate action on healthcare crisis

Earlier this month, ahead of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s first national cabinet meeting, Dr Omar Khorshid, Australian Medical Association (AMA) President, stated in a media...

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Issue #2048

War Powers

A parliamentary report released 31st March on War Powers has failed to recommend the genuine reform many in the community expect. “The first recommendation confirms...

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Issue #2039

Left behind

Refugee advocates had called on Prime Minister Albanese to use his recent visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to ensure that no refugees or people...

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Issue #2065

DINGO

Some readers might remember the Michael Moore show Sicko about the US for-profit health system, where he campaigned for a patient to have a life-saving...

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Issue #2044

DINGO

ABC journalists have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action as they push for a fair deal from management. Close to 90 per cent...

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Issue #2086

DINGO

Lithuania, claiming a threat from Russia, is ramping up military spending. “Everything we have we threw into Ukraine so that they will be able to...

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Issue #2079

DINGO

Divisions emerge: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, like number of other western leaders, is turning a blind eye to Israel’s war crimes in...

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Issue #2050

Open letter to Albanese: Raise the rate

Politicians academics, business leaders, community advocates and other prominent Australians have joined in a rare display of unity to urge the Prime Minister to implement...

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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 #2019

“CLIMATE WARS”

As of writing, a bill placing into law Labor’s forty-three per cent emissions reduction target by 2030 has passed the lower house. The bill also...

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Issue #2043

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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Issue #2084

DINGO

The current attack on ABC radio presenter Antoinette Lattouf – for referencing the Palestinians – is being conducted by bullying lawyers for the Israel lobby....

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Issue #2045

NO AUKUS

Under the appalling AUKUS plan announced by US President Biden on Tuesday (Australian time), Australia will begin hosting US nuclear-powered and armed submarines from this...

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Issue #2060

What the surplus tells us

Australian budget surpluses are funny things. Sometimes we pay a lot of attention to a budget surplus or a budget deficit, sometimes we ignore them...

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Issue #2085

Labor’s tax con

Feeling the heat from millions of Australians suffering a cost-of-living crisis and pressure from within Labor caucus, the Albanese government has succumbed by announcing some...

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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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Medicare card. Issue #2068

Intergenerational Report – The march of history

A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of Communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this...

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Issue #2043

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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Issue #2077

A place under the table

It’s always a stressful experience meeting the boss, so perhaps we should sympathise with Anthony Albanese who has just been to Washington to catch up...

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Issue #2086

EDITORIAL

On the first of February this year, Medicare, also known as ‘the universal health insurance scheme’ turned 40. Happy birthday! Should we shrug, celebrate, or...

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Rally in support of Palestine. Issue #2079

SHAME ALBO SHAME

The genocide taking place in Gaza has not stopped for over 30 days. The death toll in what the United Nations is calling the “children’s...

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Issue #2058

Fill up the ABC tank!

There is not a lot left in the tank at the our national broadcaster, either financially or morally. Financially, the Albanese government has not reversed...

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Zimm Shipping Rally. Issue #2080

Gaza: End the slaughter

An open letter to PM Albanese and Foreign Minister Wong Prime Minister/Foreign Minister, You, as the representatives of the people of Australia, talk on our...

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Issue #2081

EDITORIAL

Lenin said of the Paris Commune that to Marx it was “more important than hundreds of programs and arguments,” because the Commune was real action,...

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Palestinian rally in Boorloo/Perth on Sunday 3 December 2023. Issue #2082

Israel escalates war crimes

The situation in Gaza is catastrophic and continues to worsen with women and children making up 70 per cent or more of the dead and...

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