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NZ: Tents and cars for houses “not a crisis”

NZ: Tents and cars for houses “not a crisis”

July 13, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Tents, garages and shipping containers without sewerage or heating are being lived in by hundreds of people across Auckland as the winter cold sets in. Mass congregations of people are forced to sleep in cars at parks. That many of these families have two members with jobs shows the severity […]

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Feminising the elite will not bring equality

Feminising the elite will not bring equality

July 12, 2016 at 9:52 am

The idea of Hilary Clinton becoming the first woman President of the US has been hailed by some establishment feminists as being a progressive development, a symbol of what can be achieved. The idea that more women holding senior roles and becoming wealthy will benefit women generally needs further scrutiny. […]

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Dismay over CSIRO cutbacks

Dismay over CSIRO cutbacks

July 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

Job cuts announced earlier this year at the CSIRO continue to be implemented. Climate science and climate modelling programs are the most severely affected. Also under threat is the ‘AeroSpan program’ which collects data on airborne particles and assists with climate modelling. The cuts have been met with international condemnation, […]

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Close the Manus & Nauru hellholes!

Close the Manus & Nauru hellholes!

July 11, 2016 at 9:55 am

Both the Liberals and Labor are complicit and responsible for the ongoing abuse and violence perpetrated against asylum seekers at the Manus Island and Nauru detention centres. These hellholes are designed to remove all hope and drive detainees to such despair that incidents of self-harm occur once every two days. […]

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1936: Spain’s revolutionary promise

1936: Spain’s revolutionary promise

July 8, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Eighty years ago, the working class and poor peasants of Spain rose up against capitalist exploitation, dire poverty and fascist forces – a high point of years of struggle. At times, they held power in their hands. By Tony Saunois, CWI July 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of one of […]

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Construction union wins big pay rise

Construction union wins big pay rise

July 8, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Members of the construction workers union in Victoria (CFMEU) have won a 15% pay rise over the next 3 years. Not only does the workplace agreement allow for above-inflation pay rises, but it also forces employers to provide female amenities on building sites as well as access to parental leave […]

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Both major parties rejected at federal election

Both major parties rejected at federal election

July 7, 2016 at 1:20 pm

A Socialist Party comment While the final results from the July 2 federal election are still to be determined, it looks as if the most likely outcome will either be a hung parliament or a very slender majority for the conservative Liberal/National Coalition. The extremely close result represents a major […]

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Great Barrier Reef under threat

Great Barrier Reef under threat

July 6, 2016 at 10:00 am

Queensland scientists announced in May that a staggering 35% of corals in central and northern parts of the Great Barrier Reef are dying after a coral bleaching event earlier this year. Bleaching occurs when environmental stress causes corals to expel the coloured algae from their tissues, leaving the coral vulnerable […]

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France: Mass movement erupts

France: Mass movement erupts

July 5, 2016 at 10:37 am

An impressive movement has been spreading all across France since early March. The movement erupted in response to anti-worker legislation put forward by the Valls/Hollande government. The laws, which will see wages slashed, working conditions undermined and job security reduced, have been met with great furore by French workers and […]

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Victoria: Support the UFU

Victoria: Support the UFU

July 5, 2016 at 10:35 am

In the past month the capitalist press has been plastered with stories about the breakdown of Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) negotiations between the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and the United Firefighters Union (UFU). Unable to reach a settlement, the Premier Daniel Andrews felt compelled to intervene. He sacked the entire […]

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