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  • Bleak future for young people under Abbott

    Bleak future for young people under Abbott

    New statistics have shown the official unemployment rate for 15 to 24 year olds in Australia is a staggering 13.9%! While the real figure would be much higher, this is more than double the overall national rate of 6.3%. It hasn’t been higher since the late 1990s. By Tim Tran, […]

  • Anzac Day: What lies behind the mythology?

    Anzac Day: What lies behind the mythology?

    Anzac Day 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the attempted Allied invasion of Gallipoli during World War One. But why is the entire political establishment so keen for people to celebrate this failed military adventure? Why do the bulk of history books cover over the real motivations of the imperialist […]

  • McClure Review aims to justify attacks on welfare

    McClure Review aims to justify attacks on welfare

    The McClure Review has released its final report into the welfare system. The government commissioned the review to create justifications for the further dismantling of welfare, with their latest push seeking to take payments from those with disabilities and to force extra obligations on job-seekers earning the dole. By David […]

  • Politicians joke as refugee suffering increases

    Politicians joke as refugee suffering increases

    The scapegoating of refugees by political elites has plunged to new lows as life continues to worsen for refugees in onshore and offshore detention. Disturbing reports of violence against refugees released into the community on Nauru have also made headlines in recent weeks. By Chris Dite, Socialist Party The situation […]

  • Budget: Who should pay for the economic crisis?

    Budget: Who should pay for the economic crisis?

    Editorial comment from the April 2015 edition of The Socialist The main focus of the federal government at the moment is preparing the ground for their second budget. While their first budget caused them some political problems, they were able to push through tens of billions of dollars of cuts […]