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  • Vic: People disillusioned with the major parties

    Vic: People disillusioned with the major parties

    The stench of political death emanates from the Liberal-National coalition government as it faces likely defeat at the November 29 Victorian state election. By Stephen Jolly, Socialist Party A scandal on the last day of parliament involving the secret distribution of porn from the Premier’s office was symbolic of the […]

  • Rent control and more public housing now!

    Rent control and more public housing now!

    More than 100,000 people are homeless in Australia, and waiting lists for public housing average two-to-three years in most places. In some areas people wait up to five years. In Victoria, 37% of low income earners suffer from housing stress – spending more than 30% of income on rent or […]

  • Victory in sight for anti toll road campaign!

    Victory in sight for anti toll road campaign!

    Rally for public transport this weekend in the Melbourne CBD! Despite mounting public pressure to postpone the signing of the East-West toll road contracts until after the November 29 election, Victorian Premier Denis Napthine rushed to sign the contracts in late September. He also ticked off on a ‘kill-clause’, which […]

  • Abbott moving to further undermine refugee rights

    Abbott moving to further undermine refugee rights

    After sealing the disgraceful deal to send asylum seekers to Cambodia in September, the Abbott government is continuing to step up their attacks on refugee rights. New legislation dealing with people that arrive by boat explicitly contradicts international laws. By Tim Tran, Socialist Party The proposed laws take away the […]

  • Abbott’s war drive, terror threats and Islamaphobia

    Abbott’s war drive, terror threats and Islamaphobia

    Editorial comment from the November/December 2014 edition of The Socialist In recent months we have seen the re-emergence of the ‘war on terror’. The US, supported by Australia and other western powers, has led a new military offensive in Iraq and Syria. This time, they tell us, the intervention is […]