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  • Gaza in crisis

    Gaza in crisis

    Mass action needed to stop bloodshed Whole families burnt alive. Parents with children. Shajaiya neighbourhood in Gaza is complete rubble. Over 1,100 Palestinians’ lives have ended since 8 July, as ruthless inferno has rained down on this besieged, impoverished, and highly populated strip of land during the Muslim Ramadan. Eid [...]

  • Minimum wage failing to keep up with living costs

    Minimum wage failing to keep up with living costs

    From July 1 the legal minimum wage for workers in Australia was increased to $16.87 per hour. This represents an increase of 3% or just $18.70 per week. The change was handed down by the Fair Work Commission in their yearly wage review decision. By Ben Convey, Socialist Party While [...]

  • Queenslanders cop a double hit of budget cuts

    Queenslanders cop a double hit of budget cuts

    The austerity agenda of the ruling Liberal National Party (LNP) in Queensland, led by Premier Campbell Newman, is set to enter a new phase. By Conor Flynn, Socialist Party Last month Treasurer Tim Nicholls unveiled the LNP’s third budget. The centrepiece was a $33.6 billion plan to privatise public assets [...]

  • Uni bosses step up persecution

    Uni bosses step up persecution

    University bosses around Australia have escalated their campaign of intimidation against students and staff fighting job, class and wage cuts. The latest case has seen the Vice President of the University of Sydney Union (USU), Tom Raue, singled-out and banned from campus for the last month of his elected term. [...]

  • Socialist Party statement on the Australian political situation

    Socialist Party statement on the Australian political situation

    The following statement was discussed and agreed upon at the 2014 Socialist Party National Conference held in Melbourne on July 11, 12 &13. Since our last Conference there has been a palpable rise in a very basic political awareness amongst millions of Australians. This is not a class consciousness, let [...]