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  • Australia lags behind on marriage equality

    Australia lags behind on marriage equality

    The scenes of elation and celebration in Ireland and the US following the passing of same sex marriage legislation have further highlighted the backwardness of Australian politics on the question of LGBTIQ rights. By Chris Dite, Socialist Party  Labor and Liberal politicians are trailing far behind majority opinion on the […]

  • Racist ‘Reclaim Australia’ rally dwarfed by anti-racist response

    Racist ‘Reclaim Australia’ rally dwarfed by anti-racist response

    On Saturday July 18 Australia’s most vitriolic racists planned to join with neo-Nazi groups to hold the country’s “biggest ever patriot rally” in Melbourne. In response the? #?NoRoomForRacism campaign, initiated by the Socialist Party, organised a rally to counter their plans. In the end, just over 100 people joined the […]

  • China’s stock market dive: How could it affect Australia?

    China’s stock market dive: How could it affect Australia?

    In the past year China’s stock markets rose by an incredible 150%. They then shed about a third of their value in a matter of a few weeks – an amount twice the size of Australia’s entire economy! By Socialist Party reporters While the world was watching Greece a much […]

  • AFL: Why do racist prejudices persist?

    AFL: Why do racist prejudices persist?

    For the past couple of months the Australian Football League (AFL) has been marred by racist attacks on Sydney star Adam Goodes. After slotting a goal against Carlton at the SCG, Goodes rushed towards the boundary line and celebrated with a ‘war-cry’ dance directed at opposition fans. The celebration which […]

  • The truth about Ice

    The truth about Ice

    For some time now successive governments, with the aid of the mainstream media, have been painting a picture of an Australia ravaged by a violent and destructive addiction to methamphetamine, or Ice. By Meredith Jacka, Socialist Party To back up claims of Ice use reaching pandemic levels, Tony Abbott has […]