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  • Ireland: Massive ‘Yes’ to Marriage Equality referendum

    Ireland: Massive ‘Yes’ to Marriage Equality referendum

    The Yes vote to the Marriage Equality referendum represented a huge vote in support of equality for LGBTQ people and in support of progress and social change. The streets of Dublin and other cities were packed with people celebrating a victory which was the culmination of decades of struggle by […]

  • Mass surveillance of internet and phone users becomes law

    Mass surveillance of internet and phone users becomes law

    Draconian new laws have been passed by both major parties to force internet and telecommunications providers to keep detailed information on what Australians access over the internet and how they use their phones. ‘Metadata retention’ will apply to all phone and internet users – not simply those thought to be […]

  • Shut down the Nauru hell hole

    Shut down the Nauru hell hole

    The refugee policies of the Australian government are creating more and more misery as disturbing news of self-harm and violence against refugees keeps coming in from Nauru. By Tim Tran, Socialist Party Horrific conditions inside the Australian-run detention centre were further exposed by the recent Moss Review and the Human […]

  • How to really deal with corporate tax avoidance

    How to really deal with corporate tax avoidance

    Tax avoidance by big business has been headline news in Australia recently. The slowing Chinese economy and the related collapse in iron ore prices has lowered tax revenue and widened the hole in the Federal government’s budget from a deficit of $30 billion last year to $45 billion now. By […]

  • Budget: New approach – same results

    Budget: New approach – same results

    Workers and the poor to pay for Australia’s economic woes The government’s approach to this year’s federal budget is markedly different to last year. Where as last year Abbott and Hockey told us there was a “budget emergency” and that they needed to “end the age of entitlement”, this year […]