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Issue #1974

LETTER

I want to join the Communist Party of Australia because I’m tired of seeing the world and the working class exploited and poisoned

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Issue #2018

Wages do not cause inflation

Inflation has now risen to 6.1 per cent nationally and workers are feeling the pinch. At the same time corporations and big capital are making...

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Medical pills. Issue #2069

Big pharma not working

The big pharmaceutical monopolies’ profit-driven model of making medicines is bad for our health. While in theory these companies exist to make the medicines we...

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Issue #1946

“Supporting Private Profit Growth”

Just days before Parliament rose for the summer break, the Coalition government tabled legislation with the aim of accelerating its anti-worker, anti-union agenda on behalf of employers.

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The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis. Issue #2064

What is to be done, and how not to do it

I have been inspired to write this by reading Amitav Ghosh’s brilliant novel The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis, which ends: “Much,...

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Global briefs Issue #2101

GLOBAL BRIEFS

WALES: Welsh unions have launched a campaign to remove profit from the social care system. Unison Cymru noted the Scottish experience with a “national care...

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Issue #2035

The problems of privatisation and why publicly-owned services matter

The ACTU does a good job of explaining issues to the converted. However, they should use some excellent scientific studies to inform the public of...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2068

LETTERS

Bias and bullying The two-page spread in Murdoch’s SA Advertiser of Monday 21st August with the big-font headline “CFMEU ‘BULLYING’ WORKERS” made interesting reading. Writer...

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Issue #1948

Direct assault on wages and conditions

While the Coalition’s industrial relations omnibus bill looks very different to the Howard government’s notorious WorkChoices, in effect, it has the same aims.

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Issue #2032

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...

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Issue #2021

Profiteering & neglect: the aged care crisis

The aged care sector is in crisis. The failings are systemic and require fundamental structural changes. Aged care has been commodified by corporate and church...

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Perth IWD 2024. Issue #2094

Women and Class Struggle

Every International Women’s Day, there are discussions about how we empower women, and in almost none of them is the key term that gets us...

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Issue #2031

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...

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Baby eating watermelon. Issue #2067

Monopoly capital

As families struggle to put food on the table and keep up with rental and mortgage payments, profits are soaring. Inflation was running at six...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2079

PEACE NOTES

Expel the Merchants of Death Hannah Middleton War is good for business. Armaments corporations are raking in billions from death, suffering, and destruction. It is...

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Issue #2040

DINGO

“Exhausted,” “struggling to cope,” “let down,” “dangerous,” and “overwhelmed” is how nurses have described working conditions at the prestigious St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Darlinghurst...

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Issue #2043

DINGO

New research from Australia Institute economist Dr Jim Stanford has confirmed that excessive corporate profits are the main driver of inflation, not wages. The research...

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Issue #2023

Jobs and Skills Summit: dangerous illusions for workers

Workers and their families are looking for real change – real wage rises, secure jobs, safe working conditions, with adequately funded and staffed health and...

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Issue #2046

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...

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Global briefs Issue #2051

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SUDAN: Doctors Central Committee has reported that the number of people killed in clashes between the armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) rose...

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Building In Johannesburg, South Africa Issue #2059

The corporate state

Taxpayers are funding an inefficient system of outsourcing, wasting billions of dollars, in a process riddled with conflicts of interest that results in massive private...

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Issue #2080

DINGO

Bunnings will stop selling engineered stone from the end of this year after succumbing to pressure from construction workers. The CFMEU has been urging the...

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Issue #2069

Can you guess what these numbers represent?

Two. One million, thirty-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine. Thirty seven. We won’t leave you in suspense. Two is the number of years since the...

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Issue #2041

Medicare plan – BULK PROFITS

For anyone looking for solutions to the Medicare crisis, the Albanese government’s Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report raises more questions than it answers. It is full...

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Issue #2066

Revolving doors of greed

The public sector and parliamentary corridors are infested with personnel from private enterprise, and not just the Big Four accounting/consultancy firms. They weave in and...

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Issue #2066

(Bank) Business as usual

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has just declared a 10.2 billion dollar profit. Its CEO has received 8 million dollars in bonuses. On top of...

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Large mining truck. Issue #2080

Crying over pennies

While the Closing Loopholes Bill is not perfect, it would go some way to making sure that workers doing the same job would be paid...

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Aged care Issue #2092

NATIONALISE AGED CARE

The ageing population is portrayed as a burden on the budget and taxpayers because the priorities of the Labor government are pedigree neoliberal: user pays...

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Issue #2100

High profits mean low wages

According to a recent article in Canberra Times (13 May 2024), passive returns for property investors are enormous and well outside what workers gain through...

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Issue #2053

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...

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Issue #2043

INTEREST RATE TIME BOMB

Two thirds of households face a hit as rising interest rates push up mortgage payments and drive up their rent. At the same time household...

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Broken piggy bank Issue #2100

More for war in a class budget

“In a cost-of-living crisis, the Labor government is choosing to remove $14.4 billion in funding from the NDIS that will lead to disabled people not...

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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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