How a condemnation of the far right became an open attack on the left
The Australian Labor Party (ALP) put forward a Senate motion on 4th February to condemn and recognise a rising far-right in Australia.
GET RAUKUS NO AUKUS
The above slogan resounded on the streets of South Brisbane as the ALP conference came to town. The plans of Antony Albanese and Richard Marles...
From the Accord to the IR Omnibus Bill
Over the past forty years, since the implementation of the Accord agreement between the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and the Australian Labor Party (ALP), wages and salaries have not progressed.
International Unemployment Day
Like all countries dependent on the export trade, Australia’s experience of the Great Depression was particularly severe. By 1932, the national rate of unemployment had...
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...
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...
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,...
A peace & peoples’ budget
Annual budgets are a mirror held up to the class divide. The income and expenditure sides of the budget come down to priorities. The budget...
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...
Time for a centralised bargaining system
Prior to the adoption of the Accord in 1983 between the Labor government and the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Australia had a highly centralised...
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...
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...
Dodgy Dutton continues “climate war”
With a new Labor government, Australia finally has some concrete plans for climate action (see in this issue Climate Wars). Climate change was a major...
Promising: Workplace reforms on the horizon
In an honest assessment, the Albanese government has come out the gate with a series of important industrial reforms: an increased minimum wage, paid family,...
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...