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Building fighting unions of young people

Building fighting unions of young people

July 18, 2016 at 9:45 am

In recent months Fairfax Media has exposed the rotten deals negotiated between the Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees Association (SDA) and big companies like Coles. These sweetheart deals have sadly become par for the course for the SDA. Under the agreements workers have ended up worse off than they would […]

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Homelessness increasing as housing crisis worsens

Homelessness increasing as housing crisis worsens

June 17, 2016 at 9:24 am

By Kat Galea Over 80,000 houses are suspected to be lying empty across Melbourne while 35,000 languish on the Victorian public housing waiting list. A report released in December last year by Prosper Australia estimated occupancy rates by gauging water usage and found that 82,724 properties appeared to be unused. […]

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Picket outside the Lady Cilento hospital in defence of baby Asha.

Putting an end to Australia’s cruel refugee policies

March 17, 2016 at 9:11 am

By Kat Galea “The detention policy has failed as a deterrant and succeeded only as a punishment. How much longer will children and their families be punished for seeking safety from persecution?” This question was asked by the Secretary General of Amnesty International fourteen years ago and sadly the situation […]

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Ireland: Campaign against water charges

Ireland: Campaign against water charges

February 27, 2015 at 9:28 am

Late last year saw the people of Ireland take to the streets against the government’s hated water charges. Demonstrations in October and November had turnouts of 100,000 and 150,000 respectively, the biggest turn outs to protests in years. By Kat Galea, Socialist Party The Irish establishment’s attempt to commodify this […]

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Campaign against East-West toll road gathering momentum

Campaign against East-West toll road gathering momentum

July 3, 2014 at 11:10 am

Labor say they are against the project, but why won’t they rip up the contracts? The campaign against the East-West toll road in Melbourne is growing. Following the successful rally of more than 3000 people at the end of June, it is now time to prepare for more picketing and […]

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Why domestic violence is so prevalent?

Why domestic violence is so prevalent?

June 23, 2014 at 11:08 am

Following a number of high profile attacks on women this year we are seeing renewed community anger over the prevalence of domestic violence. At least six women and children died over the Easter holiday break bringing the issue of domestic violence back into the spotlight. By Kat Galea, Socialist Party […]

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7-Eleven still cooking the books

7-Eleven still cooking the books

May 13, 2014 at 1:20 pm

UNITE, the fighting union for retail and fast food workers in Victoria, has received fresh complaints from 7-Eleven workers across Australia about underpayments, poor working conditions and bullying. By Kat Galea, UNITE organiser It is clear that the bookkeeping scam, exposed by UNITE in 2008, is still being used by […]

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Young workers bear the brunt of insecure work

Young workers bear the brunt of insecure work

March 31, 2014 at 10:32 am

Australia is moving towards a low wage economy with high rates of casualisation. Young workers are bearing the brunt of the hardship this is causing. While relatively secure and well paid jobs are being lost in manufacturing and the public sector, they are largely being replaced with low waged, insecure […]

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Libs step up attacks on refugees

Libs step up attacks on refugees

February 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm

As tensions mount at the Manus Island detention centre in PNG we publish this article by Kat Galea which originally appeared in the Jan-Feb edition of The Socialist magazine. Since Tony Abbott’s election late last year we have seen the situation facing those seeking asylum in Australia go from bad […]

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Film review: Elysium

Film review: Elysium

September 13, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Film by Neill Blomkamp Reviewed by Kat Galea The problem with most dystopian films is that the audience generally leaves the film thinking how lucky they are to live in today’s society. Despite director Neil Blomkamp’s comments that Elysium is an allegory for wealth inequality today, it seems that this […]

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