“No More Tax Cuts For The Rich”
Dear Editor, Your editorial “No More Tax Cuts For The Rich” (Guardian – 17th October) is very apt, and unfortunately very well positioned, placed as...
Brisbane branch campaign against AUKUS, casualisation, and climate change
There is no rest for the Brisbane Branch of the CPA as we continue our campaign against the IR omnibus Bill, the AUKUS nuclear submarine...
Looking ahead to a Labor government
It’s official: Anthony Albanese has been sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister. At the time of writing, no seats in the House of Representatives...
Smashing the two-party system is possible
The Communist Party of Australia predicted a government where Greens, progressives and independents would play an important role. At the time of making this statement...
It’s fine to protest, so long as you pay for it
Daniel Andrews’ Victorian Labor government has once again proven its deep commitment and thoughtful approach to environmental sustainability by pushing a bill through parliament that...
If military spending could provide peace, wouldn’t we have achieved that already?
The Labor Government plans to spend $48.7 billion on the military this financial year, in line with the policies of Morrison and Dutton. There is...
Wong’s “reality check” ignores reality
When Penny Wong took over as Foreign Minister from Marise Payne last year, she was surfing the wave of approval that brought the Albanese Labor...
Paid family and domestic violence leave a huge win for workers
At the end of last month, working-class people across the country achieved a momentous victory when a bill tabled by Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke...
A wellbeing budget for Australia 2022-23 and beyond
Our wellbeing as Australians into the future will be determined very much by what is given priority in the national budget. Because a Labor government...
What will Labor’s job plan deliver?
Labor Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese raised the expectations of many in the trade union movement with his announcement of Labor’s Secure Australian Jobs Plan
Fight for change
“We want change,” was the message to the major parties. The Liberals copped a routing as millions of people sought change. Most of the Murdoch...
Time to break the shackles
Labor’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay bill gives lie to its title. It fails to provide trade unions and the working class with the unfettered right...
The fight against public service austerity
No matter how much employers want workers to understand otherwise, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a boom period for capital. Finance capital, represented most obviously...
The ALP’s dying legacy
For the past 25 years self-styled liberal democratic governments in the developed Western nations have been entangled in growing turmoil. Back room deals and back-stabbing;...
Where is super heading?
When the Albanese government released a superannuation consultation paper last month, it brought the usual suspects out of the woodwork. The hysteria was a reminder...
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...