Supreme Court lets Texas kill Roe v. Wade and abortion rights
Women banned from accessing abortions before they even know they’re pregnant.
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...
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...
Joan Williams – author, peace activist and fighter for women’s rights
When awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1996, Joan Williams accepted it on behalf of “her unrecognised sisters who serve the community.”
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...
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom history book launch
South Australia: “AUKUS – Nonsensical and may not even come to fruition!” This authoritative observation, made at the recent WILPF history book launch, was greeted...
Women’s amenities should be mandatory across Australian worksites to boost female participation
The Electrical Trades Union is launching a campaign to boost the number of women in male dominated occupational industries, calling for women’s amenities to be mandatory on worksites across Australia.
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Skye Dannaher On Tuesday 11th April, the Western Australian branch of the Australian Nursing Federation was compared to Hitler at an Industrial Relations Commission hearing,...
How the budget fails the elderly, women, and children
The Morrison Government’s attempt to show a commitment to women in this Budget ultimately does not reach the women it’s supposed to benefit.
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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...
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...
Women’s Safety Summit – a responsibility for all
The National Summit on Women’s Safety was held over two days earlier this month
Adelaide National School
Comrades from all around Australia gathered at Fidel’s Bar in Adelaide for two and a bit days of camaraderie, music and learning. Sessions included “Collective...
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...
Supporting Democracy – sometimes Dear Comrade Editor, I notice in your article about the Guatemala election (‘Victory in Guatemala’), the following sentence: ‘US Secretary of...
Pro-business – Anti-worker
Women, aged care, and jobs were to be the focus of the 2021-22 federal budget – or so we were led to believe, prior to its release.
(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...
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.
Breast screening not seen as an essential service
Earlier this month, BreastScreen mammogram appointments across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have been postponed as centres have closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Venezuelan film premieres in Perth
On Saturday 13th August 2022 in a joint venture between the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canberra, the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society and...
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.
US maternal death rate highest in developed world
According to a recent report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maternal mortality rose by 40 per cent at the height...
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...
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...
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...
Budget 2022-23 – CLASS WAR
The budget announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is a pre-election, last ditch, vote-buying exercise from the Morrison government. Voters struggling with rising prices and falling...
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,...
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...
“Violence against women is a national crisis,” says Kate Fitz-Gibbon from Monash University’s Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. “These deaths represent the tip of...
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.”