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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2068

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Skye Dannaher Paid parental leave is one of the most important forms of social security, as it enables parents to be able to care for...

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Issue #2024

Voters in Chile reject new progressive constitution

Supporters of a proposed new constitution for Chile suffered a big defeat in a plebiscite on Sunday, 4th September. The “reject” side captured nearly 8...

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Issue #1953

International Working Women’s Day successfully commemorated by communists in Sydney

At 1:00 PM on Sunday the 7th of March over fifty members and supporters of the Communist Party of Australia gathered at the Greek Orthodox Community Club in Lakemba to commemorate International Working Women’s Day (IWWD).

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Issue #2042

IWD Quiz

Can you identify these women? Over centuries of struggle many women have played a leading role, whether it be against slavery, racism, exploitation, sexism or...

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Issue #2045

Sydney marches for International Working Women’s Day

Participants at this year’s rally came from all over to gather on the steps of Sydney’s Town Hall despite train network chaos. Women and their...

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Issue #1953

Perth International Women’s Day 2021

IWD 2021 was celebrated in Perth at Perth Trades Hall on Monday, the 8th of March.

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Issue #1952

Pauline Mitchell – 60 years a working class and peace activist

first met comrade Pauline Mitchell in late 1980s or early 1990s at Palm Sunday rallies and the Socialist Party of Australia, later the Communist Party of Australia, meetings.

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Issue #1957

“Islamo-Leftism” From conspiracy to policy

“Islamo-Leftism,” or Islamo-Gauchisme (in French), is the latest term in French political discourse to demonise the Islamic community and French universities.

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Tereshkova in space helmet. Issue #2061

Tereshkova first woman in space

On 16th June 1963, at the age of 26, Valentina V Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space, a major Soviet engineering and...

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Issue #1952

Katharine Susannah Prichard

The historical period in which Katharine Susannah Prichard grew up proved tumultuous politically.

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Issue #2020

Our Members Be Unlimited – Sam Wallman

If the trade union movement is to have a future, then it is in today’s youth. There is not a great deal of material written...

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Issue #2046

IWD SA

In her welcome at Fidel’s, a venue belonging to the Workers’ Club, Sally Mitchell, president of the Port Adelaide Workers’ Club and the Port Adelaide...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2052

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This is an interview with a Chinese woman and comrade on the struggle and achievement in the process of women’s liberation in China. What are...

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Issue #2034

How far have we come with equal pay for women?

It’s hard to believe we face a gender pay gap in Australia that still sees men take home an average of $263.90 more than women...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2048

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Elle Be In 2020, a bipartisan effort in New South Wales finally achieved success in the long-standing struggle for the legalisation of abortion. The change...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2056

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Decades of struggles have seen women make some progress in closing the wage gap, but they still face considerable barriers to achieving wage equity and...

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Issue #2014

Gender pay gap remains a national shame

Australia’s gender pay gap remains deeply entrenched thanks to a decade of indifference from the previous Liberal government. That’s according to the latest data released...

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Issue #1952

No space for transphobia on IWD

On the 8th of March, cities across the world will hold rallies in support of International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a celebration of women and a day of solidarity and action around women’s issues.

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Issue #1999

Morrison government decisions have left the average worker $800 poorer

If you were left flabbergasted by the numbers at the supermarket checkout last week, you weren’t the only one. The cost of living has rocketed...

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Issue #2024

Multi-employer bargaining key to improving working conditions: ACOSS and ACTU

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has joined with the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) to call on the Albanese government to implement...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2084

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As our society moves further into late-stage capitalism, we continue to see liberal ideologies adapt to serve the capitalist mode of production. This trend has...

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Issue #2001

Harassed women mineworkers shouldn’t have to choose between justice and their job

Shocking reports of sexual harassment and assault aired on the Nine Network’s 60 Minutes program this week are the tip of the iceberg and would...

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Issue #2020

ACTU pushes for radical reforms ahead of jobs summit

The federal government is holding a Jobs and Skills Summit in early September this year to address the “shared economic challenges” faced by Australians. The...

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Issue #1952

IWD Greetings from CPA President

On this important date in which the world marks International Women’s Day, we reflect on the contributions made by women in the transformation of society.

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2072

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Uniform problems Almost every Australian has been required to wear a school uniform during their youth and almost every Australian has resented it. As we...

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Issue #2022

(Un)equal pay day: Melbourne

On Monday the 29th August, working women took to the streets of Melbourne to raise awareness and protest against the rising gender pay gap. The...

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Issue #1952

Gender inequality in the workplace

Despite the achievements in the long struggle for gender equality in Australia, significant structural and cultural injustices remain, including widespread gendered violence.

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Issue #1971

Women in Australian politics meet to address “toxic” workplace culture

Earlier in July, a number of female politicians, staffers and academics met to form the basis of a model for the nation’s parliamentary conduct.

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Issue #1978

Respect-at-work report only accepted in part by gov’t

When it comes to women’s rights progress, unfortunately, moves at a glacial pace.

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Issue #2042

Put socialism back into IWD

The inspiration for International Women’s Day arose out of the struggle of working-class textile women to form trade unions and for the right to vote...

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ANZ bank in Jamestown, SA. Issue #2064

Leaving communities behind

In the past, every town no matter the size, was guaranteed to have two things: a pub and a bank. But in the last 25...

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Issue #2042

International Women’s Day

Over the past 100 years or more Australian women have made many gains but huge hurdles remain to be overcome. The struggle is far from...

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Issue #1957

Respect at work: sexual harassment not on!

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins released the Commission’s Respect@Work report on sexual harassment in the workplace more than twelve months ago.

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Issue #2043

Gender pay gap

While figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing that Australia’s gender pay gap is narrowing, women still receive, on average, $472 per...

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Matildas playing. Issue #2068

The Matildas’ collective power

From their first kick-off against Ireland in the World Cup, the Matildas were playing to win not only the World Cup, but respect for women’s...

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Issue #1956

EDITORIAL – Cabinet shuffle does not bode well

Last Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a cabinet reshuffle that saw Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Attorney-General and Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter lose their portfolios.

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Honour the deal logo Issue #2069

Equal Pay Day 2023

On Equal Pay Day (25th August), the NSW Teachers’ Federation is calling on the Minns Labor government to “Honour The Deal.” In July, the Government...

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Issue #1956

Govt to hit Women’s super

Last month, Superannuation Minister Jane Hume (also Minister for Women’s Economic Security [sic]) announced that a draft bill would be released soon for superannuation changes, including new compassionate grounds for early access to super for victims of domestic violence. They would be allowed to apply for up to $10,000 “as an important last resort lifeline.”

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The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) held a rally in 2018 to demand making nursing ratios law. Issue #2057

NOT FOR PROFIT!

The aged care system is in crisis. Successive governments have seen old people as a “problem” that costs ever-increasing amounts of money. Once someone is...

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