Mental health crisis
Suicide in Australia is the leading cause of death for people aged between fifteen and forty-four with one in five people being diagnosed with a...
Capitalism and mental health
Mental illness has become an epidemic.
Workplace deaths and serious injuries on the rise
Since 2018 there has been a thirty-two per cent increase in deaths at work and an eight per cent increase in serious workplace injuries. There...
Anti-poverty protest – Adelaide
Poverty is about people struggling, and becoming sick, less employable and ultimately homeless, especially if survival on “jobseeker” is involved. These were the stories of...
The 1959 act that brought the Reserve Bank of Australia into being, stated in its objectives that the bank will be committed to full employment,...
A peace & peoples’ budget
Annual budgets are a mirror held up to the class divide. The income and expenditure sides of the budget come down to priorities. The budget...
Listen to the science! State of the environment report
During the 2019-2020 bushfires thirty-three lives were lost, more than seven million hectares were burnt, more than 3,000 home destroyed. In the most recent floods,...
Parliament calls for Royal Commission into Veteran Suicides
On 22nd March, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing a motion calling for the establishment of a Royal Commission into Veteran Suicides. The government has been reluctant to call for the establishment of a Royal Commission, taking the less drastic step of appointing a National Commissioner last year, but Scott Morrison eventually conceded that the government would support the motion.
At least one child is killed by a parent every month; one woman is murdered every week by a partner or former partner; another hospitalised...