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  • Ending the war on young people

    Ending the war on young people

    Editorial comment from the July 2016 issue of ‘The Socialist’ We go to press this month on the eve of a federal election, an election that will go down as one of the most lacklustre in Australian history. Despite some commentators attempting to portray the campaign as some sort of […]

  • Neither major party has a real plan for youth jobs

    Neither major party has a real plan for youth jobs

    By Jeremy Trott As part of the federal budget released in May, the Liberals announced an internship program described as a plan “to give thousands of young Australians the opportunity to get into jobs and apprenticeships”. In reality this so-called plan is nothing but a corporate handout scheme that rewards […]

  • Book review: Generation Less

    Book review: Generation Less

    Anthony Main reviews Jennifer Rayner’s new book, ‘Generation Less: How Australia is cheating the young’. Jennifer Rayner is a 29 year old Labor Party staffer. Like many her age she is rightly frustrated about the diminishing opportunities afforded to young people. In ‘Generation Less’ Rayner attempts to outline the key […]

  • Britain: After the referendum

    Britain: After the referendum

    By Hannah Sell, Socialist Party Deputy General Secretary England & Wales “The referendum result may well go down in history as the pitchfork moment”, declared the Financial Times (FT), wailing the anger and despair of Britain’s elite at the decision by the majority of voters in Britain to leave the […]

  • A real sharing economy would remove the profit motive

    A real sharing economy would remove the profit motive

    By Tim Tran Today you can choose from hundreds of thousands of short-stay rooms in 192 countries as well as hail a ride in over 60 countries with just the push of a button on your smart phone. AirBnB and Uber have become household names with millions of people now […]