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Issue #2021

Public sector alliance rally – WA

In Western Australia there has been a campaign of industrial activity over the past six weeks by more than ten trade unions who make up...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2037

WEASEL WORDS

plans (plænz) – we’ve got … Everyone has plans. Like “arguing for,” having plans can be a weaslish way to distract you from a total...

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Issue #1949

Ever increasing precarity for public education amidst TAFE funding cuts and privatisation

The Federal Government continues to neglect public Vocational Education and Training, diminishing accessibility for many Australians.

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Issue #2022

The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic: socialist construction 1921-1941

This is part two of a series on the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was a founding republic of the Soviet Union (founded in 1922)....

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A person in festive costume, Carazo, Nicaragua. Issue #2065

Nicaragua: the path to independence

The years under neo-liberalism in Nicaragua saw trade union rights stripped away, collective bargaining agreements junked and, as trade union strength waned, living standards plummeted....

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Issue #2022

The 2022 Tibet Think Tank Forum

On 26th August this year, I participated in the China Tibet Think Tank International Forum, hosted by the Institute of Tibet Studies in Beijing. It...

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Issue #2024

Defence programmes in SA schools

In 2010 the then-Federal Government announced a pilot programme to develop a defence curriculum. Three South Australian government schools were initially selected to develop this...

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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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PEACE NOTES Issue #2061

PEACE NOTES

Good news is rare for peace, but recently the NSW Department of Education amended its policy to add weapons companies to the list of inappropriate...

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Issue #1995

Commonwealth pushes to rework national curriculum

Federal Education Minister Stuart Robert has gone public with his belief that school curriculums should be teaching our kids “what it means to be Australian.”...

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Child playing with war toys. Issue #2070

Nuclear subs challenge trains 10-year-old children for war

It’s time for education ministers across the country to show leadership and protect our children from vested interests and pro-war propaganda. On 19th June, the...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2019

WEASEL WORDS

Are we really a “judeo-christian” society? Does our society really “empower” us? Well it depends on who you ask in this fortnight’s edition of Weasel...

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Issue #2027

Canberra branch celebrates formal launch

On Saturday, members and friends met to celebrate the official launch of the Canberra branch of the CPA. Having formed earlier this year, its first...

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Issue #2032

We demand more for teachers

Education was one of the industries most effected by the COVID-19 pandemic with teachers experiencing some of the worst workplace conditions with inadequate resources. But...

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Issue #2011

WEASLE WORDS

Welcome to Weasel Words! This is a new fortnightly column where we look at the ways certain words are being used in our society to...

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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 #1966

Fund public schools!

The disparity between the working class and the wealthy in Australia manifests itself in many ways across the country.

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TAFE rally. Issue #2054

Rebuild the vocational education system

After decades without a national plan, the creation of Jobs and Skills Australia sparks an ember of hope for the future of Vocational Education and...

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Issue #1978

McCarthyism on the rise in Australian universities

In Australia’s latest self-sabotaging attack on China, the Morrison government has released a proposal that targets students and academics at Australian universities

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Issue #2003

More support for teachers needed

While the Morrison government acts as if the pandemic is for all intents and purposes  over, workers on the frontlines know that this is far from...

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Issue #2024

“Put children before profit”

Tens of thousands of early childhood educators walked off the job across the country to take part in rallies and marches on 7th September. More...

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Issue #2008

Private schools got richer under JobKeeper

To say that JobKeeper was a program designed to benefit the ruling class during the pandemic would be an understatement. As we have seen, Harvey...

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Issue #1969

Teachers demand Federal Government make their vaccinations a “priority”

The Australian Education Union (AEU) wants educators across the country to be considered higher up on the list for those to be inoculated against COVID-19.

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Issue #2031

Class war budget

The budget, delivered on 25th October, is set in the context of a looming global recession, ongoing wars, rocketing prices, extreme weather events, famine, and...

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Issue #2034

Fight back against anti-education rhetoric

Pauline Hanson is doing what she does best: pushing bills that further marginalise minority communities that don’t fit into her conservative outlook. This time, Hanson...

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Issue #2038

Every child

Every child has the right to a high-quality education, delivered by qualified and professional teachers in their local neighbourhood. It is Australia’s public education system...

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Issue #2049

Education: Labor kicks the can down the road

2023 is the year the Albanese government was expected to deliver on its election commitment for public schools to have a pathway to a minimum...

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Issue #2002

Budget 2022-23 – CLASS WAR

The budget announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is a pre-election, last ditch, vote-buying exercise from the Morrison government. Voters struggling with rising prices and falling...

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Issue #2009

Feet on the ground

After nine years of corrupt, anti-people, climate deniers in office, the newly elected Albanese Labor government faces many challenges. Expectations of real change are high,...

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Issue #2062

Voice and action

The Closing the Gap strategy was set up in 2008, as part of Kevin Rudd’s Apology to Indigenous Australians. The fact that Closing the Gap...

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Issue #2070

DINGO

As temperatures climb, and heatwaves become more common, it’s worth remembering that unions achieve and enforce protection against heat. As a comrade in the Rail...

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Friedrich Engels Issue #2069

Engels and pizza: Sunshine Coast Branch gets educated

In July the Sunshine Coast Branch of Queensland had its first education class, examining Friedrich Engels’ Principles of Communism. Written in 1847 it was the...

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Class room. Issue #2068

Commit to education

There exists significant disparity in educational outcomes throughout Australia. Funding for education must be prioritised to deliver inclusive, quality public education for all and the...

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Issue #2039

A lesson in neglect and discrimination

Bans on alcohol sales in the Northern Territory were lifted on July 16, 2022. Almost six months later, the media is filled with alarmist stories...

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Issue #2055

DINGO

Child advocacy group, SHINE for Kids, has released distressing findings of a national survey which reveals the suffering and compounding disadvantages experienced by the voiceless...

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Issue #2040

Early Childhood Educators – RAISE OUR WAGE!

Early Childhood Educators are demanding a 25 per cent wage rise to address a sector-wide worker crisis that is forcing centres to cut back and...

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Issue #2050

Fight back!

May Day is just eight days away from the federal budget. All we hear from Treasurer Jim Chalmers are attempts to soften up the electorate...

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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 #2051

Skilled Immigration: Must do better

The idea of skilled migration is deceptively simple. A lot of people in other countries want to live in Australia. We have to sort them...

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