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  • O’Farrell resigns as NSW premier

    O’Farrell resigns as NSW premier

    The New South Wales Premier, Barry O’Farrell, resigned from his position this week as it was proven that he lied to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). It was revealed that he had in fact accepted a $3000 bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange wine as a gift despite going on [...]

  • 40 years of the Committee for a Workers’ International

    40 years of the Committee for a Workers’ International

    International solidarity is a vital aspect of the struggle for socialism. The Socialist Party fights for a world free of poverty, war and inequality. But that requires more than just supporting workers in struggle in other countries, important though that is. We need to build a powerful international organisation, capable [...]

  • Big business greed behind East-West Link

    Big business greed behind East-West Link

    The campaign against the East-West tunnel in Melbourne is entering a new phase. With the pickets against the preliminary drilling over for now, it is imperative that the campaign draw wider layers of people in. By Chris Dite, Socialist Party The community pickets against the preliminary drilling kept the controversial [...]

  • 5000 jobs set to go at Qantas

    5000 jobs set to go at Qantas

    Qantas announced plans to slash 5000 jobs during March in a ruthless offensive aimed at clawing back $2 billion over the next three years. This is an attempt to make workers pay for the losses management have overseen since 2011. Job losses and reduced conditions are not inevitable, however the [...]

  • The Biennale boycott and lessons for refugee activists

    The Biennale boycott and lessons for refugee activists

    Last month refugee rights advocates celebrated a small victory when Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, CEO of Transfield Holdings, was successfully pressured into resigning as chairman of the Biennale of Sydney. His departure, and Transfield’s defunding of the arts event, was the direct result of pressure from refugee rights activists and the threat [...]