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  • WA: Liberals threatening to close 150 communities

    WA: Liberals threatening to close 150 communities

    Late last year the Barnett Liberal government in Western Australia said that up to 150 out of 274 remote Aboriginal communities might need to be shut down and the residents re-located. Barnett claims that they can no longer afford to keep them open since the federal government handed over responsibility […]

  • Behind the government’s cruel refugee policies

    Behind the government’s cruel refugee policies

    In a tragic start to 2014, up to 700 imprisoned asylum seekers on Manus Island went on a hunger strike. The refugees were desperately protesting against the decision to resettle some of them in Papua New Guinea, a place that lacks safety and basic life necessities for new arrivals. By […]

  • Russell Brand strikes a chord

    Russell Brand strikes a chord

    Russell Brand famously called for revolution and an ‘egalitarian socialist society’ a little over a year ago. Despite countless establishment journalists and politicians ridiculing him, he has since developed a massive online following, sold hundreds of thousands of copies of his book ‘Revolution’, and launched a popular political web series, […]

  • Uni fee deregulation fight not over

    Uni fee deregulation fight not over

    On December 2 last year the Abbott government’s plan to deregulate higher education fees was defeated 33 to 31 in the Senate. This was a significant blow built on the back of huge public outcry and protest. But sticking with the Abbott government’s contempt for the community, Education Minister Christopher […]

  • Charlie Hebdo: All should not be forgiven

    Charlie Hebdo: All should not be forgiven

    Just weeks after Australia experienced it’s first ever terrorist attack linked to a claimed adherent of Right-wing political Islam, the so-called ‘Sydney Siege’ has been overshadowed by a global focus on the tragic attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. By Mel Gregson, Socialist Party In many ways […]