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...
plans (plænz) – we’ve got … Everyone has plans. Like “arguing for,” having plans can be a weaslish way to distract you from a total...
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.
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)....
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.”...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fund public schools!
The disparity between the working class and the wealthy in Australia manifests itself in many ways across the country.
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...
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
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...
“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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...