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A 3D render of the Sopho street apartment project, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Issue #2087

Kim Jong Un policy speech

This 15 January, Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic...

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Issue #1961

Reserve bank of Australia shirks affordable housing responsibility

A recent ABC article reports that the RBA doesn’t see its monetary policy as a solution to increasing house prices.

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Issue #2039

CPA Sunshine Coast’s first meeting

The newest branch of the CPA, the Sunshine Coast, had its first meeting on 9th January. The branch was part of the Brisbane branch before...

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Issue #2015

Canada: Dignity in death is no cure for indignity in life

At the end of April, CTV published a news item about a 31-year-old Toronto woman who was nearing final approval for a medically assisted death....

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Quill and ink . Issue #2061

LETTER

Housing: a human right Re: “The Housing Crisis” (Guardian #2059 3rd July 2023) Dear comrade editor, Thank you, Denis Doherty, for your insightful article on...

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Issue #2007

What do you notice after a long time away?

What is like to return to Australia after two years away? What do you notice? There is a brief time – maybe a month –...

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Issue #2005

Communists are back in Canberra

Workers in Canberra have recently established a Canberra branch of the CPA, which hasn’t maintained a branch for several years. The new members hope that...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2047

WEASEL WORDS

Warrior /ˈwriər/ (for) What comes to your mind when you hear the word “warrior?” Conan the Barbarian? Boadacea, with cool pagan woad painted on her...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2050

HALF THE SKY

Many people are struggling to put a roof over their head for an affordable price. Current legislation at both state and federal level allows for...

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Issue #1965

WA housing crisis

Since the moratorium on evictions and rent-rises ran out at the end of March, Western Australia has been experiencing a housing crisis and a rising number of unhoused people as we head into winter.

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Housing rally. Issue #2058

Housing activists unite for public housing

CPA members in Sydney attended the Homes for People, Not for Profit: End the Housing Crisis rally on 17th June in support of public housing...

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Issue #2006

Election 2022: where do the major parties stand on housing?

Heading into the 2022 Federal Election on 21st May, housing is once again a major issue. The cost of housing increased by twenty-five per cent...

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Issue #2013

Queensland comrades organise! – The CPA and the lower-Northern Qld tour

On Thursday the 23rd June, we arrived in Childers, the day commemorating the Childers Backpacker Tragedy. Sixteen young people were burnt to death at the...

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Issue #2022

Canberra housing coalition kicks off

More than forty activists from across Canberra met at the Canberra Food Co-op to launch the Canberra Housing Coalition. As reported in the Guardian previously...

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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 #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 #2026

Strong community challenge issued to NSW and federal governments over their lack of housing vision

The NSW Government is attacking Glebe public housing again. Not satisfied with demolishing public housing in Elger, Cowper, and Franklyn Streets, now they plan to...

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Issue #1995

“Grants” for homeowners, but “handouts” for renters

“Living with other people, you start off in that nice accommodating phase. “Okay we’re going to get on.” You try really hard. It’s all going...

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Issue #2005

Shelter a basic human right

Australia is facing a massive housing crisis. As it becomes increasingly more difficult to find affordable rental accommodation, governments are turning their backs on renters...

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Issue #2074

Qld’s housing debacle

According to A Blueprint to Tackle Queensland’s Housing Crisis, by Professor Hal Pawson of the University of New South Wales, since the outbreak of COVID,...

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Issue #2038

Record rent increases

Last year Australia recorded an overall increase in rents of 10.2 per cent, the biggest-ever rent increase recorded nationally. The cost of rent has risen...

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Issue #2009

Housing crisis in the capital

During the past 20 years of Labor and Labor-Green Territory government, Canberra has developed a reputation as “one of the most progressive cities in Australia”...

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Issue #2041

ALP housing policy is a sham!

In May 2022, the new Labor government promised an injection of $10 billion into the housing sector. In late February 2023, not a single house...

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Issue #2014

The tragedy of inaccessible housing and domestic violence

On 1st February at 11:35 PM, I was given the news that my friend, Aminah Hayat, had been allegedly killed by her husband. I had...

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14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Beijing, March 2024. Issue #2091

The Chinese Peoples Consultative Conference and the Australian media

Many Australians seem to accept without question the  bias of the Australian media. A very subtle form of brainwashing goes on every day. The first...

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Issue #2041

Housing Justice Rally

About 300 activists gathered in Sydney Town Hall on 11 February determined to make housing justice a major issue in the upcoming State election. The...

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Issue #2014

The devil in the details of the “housing crisis”

The latest Census figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have revealed that Australia had over one million unoccupied houses. This is approximately...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2097

HALF THE SKY

Anna Pha At the end of April thousands of women and men took part in rallies in 17 locations across Australia. They were calling for...

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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 #2037

Call for housing justice

Housing is looming as a major election issue in the NSW election to be held in March this year. The housing crisis extends from the...

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Issue #2046

DINGO

The construction union, the CFMEU, has urged the Albanese government to ramp up its ambition on the Housing Australia Future Fund, which needs more investment...

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Issue #2015

The devil in the details of the “housing crisis”

In part one, we revealed that approximately one-fifth of households surveyed by the 2021 Census own nearly fifty per cent of the total amount of...

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Issue #2006

VOTE THEM OUT

The Coalition Morrison government has got to go. On Saturday 21st May vote them out! The Communist Party of Australia rejects the undemocratic electoral system...

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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 #2072

NSW budget ‘miserly’ on housing

The 2023 NSW budget is a massive disappointment on housing. The NSW government’s miserly and inadequate approach to the housing crisis has dashed the hopes...

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Issue #2046

Budget must tackle housing crisis

Housing campaign Everybody’s Home says renters on the lowest incomes will still struggle to make ends meet with the federal government’s meagre rise in Centrelink...

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Issue #2047

Right to housing

On any given night in Western Australia over 9,000 people can be considered homeless, though many more are homeless and not counted as such. How...

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Issue #2037

Welcome to a year of struggles for working people!

This first issue of the Guardian for 2023 gives me the chance to talk about the Party’s priorities for 2023: the struggle for peace, the...

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Issue #2098

Rental market ‘never less affordable’

The 2024 Rental Affordability Snapshot surveyed rental listings across Australia and found that affordability has crashed to record lows. Out of 45,115 rental listings, we...

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Front page of Issue #2059

(Far from) Abhorrent

When is it good for something to be abhorrent? When it’s the title of this amusing and inspiring zine produced by our comrades at the...

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Mother and children walking into sunset. Issue #2081

Good Housing: A Human Right for all Australians

Residents of the remote community of Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) in the Northern Territory have just won their right to enjoy safe and healthy housing,...

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Issue #2058

Aboriginal housing: Australia’s biggest policy failure?

The inadequate if not negligent response of governments around Australia to the critical issue of Aboriginal housing – perhaps the country’s biggest policy failure –...

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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 #2085

Scrapping investor handouts could fund half a million social homes and bring down housing costs

Amidst a historic cost-of-living crisis, Everybody’s Home is calling on the federal government to scrap tax concessions for property investors and build social housing across...

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Issue #2099

Federal Budget has ‘a hole in its heart’

The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) has described the Federal Budget as having a hole in its heart.  On one hand, the budget will...

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Mother and children walking into sunset. Issue #2065

FUND PUBLIC HOUSING!

The housing crisis continues to deepen with an estimated shortfall of 640,000 houses. Recent interest rate rises are still to take their toll on home...

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Issue #2067

When rent freezes over

Rent is in the news lately, for several reasons. There is a national housing crisis. The Albanese Labor government, always keen to be seen as...

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Issue #2072

What’s housing for?

The Victorian Labor government has announced a big housing plan. Around ten thousand people will be moved from their homes – with no consultation, and...

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