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  • Border Force back down

    Border Force back down

    In late August the Abbott Government’s Australian Border Force announced it would be stopping people on the streets of Melbourne’s CBD and checking their visa status. ‘Operation Fortitude’ would involve the Border Force ‘speaking with any individuals we cross paths with,’ a departmental media release claimed. By Chris Dite The […]

  • Greece: What does “Popular Unity” stand for?

    Greece: What does “Popular Unity” stand for?

    Interview with Andreas Payiatsos, Xekinima (CWI in Greece), by Lucy Redler, SAV (CWI in Germany) After 43 Syriza MPs (out of 149) refused to back the third memorandum package in mid-August, Tsipras resigned as Prime Minister. His plan was to strengthen his support with fresh elections, due to the fact […]

  • Vic: Metro Trains dispute drags on

    Vic: Metro Trains dispute drags on

    Melbourne rail operator Metro is continuing to insist that railway workers give up hard won conditions including rostering protections, safety measures and union rights. In the past two weeks momentum shifted to management with the Labor state government coming in behind the company, against the workers and their union. By […]

  • Australia lags behind on marriage equality

    Australia lags behind on marriage equality

    The scenes of elation and celebration in Ireland and the US following the passing of same sex marriage legislation have further highlighted the backwardness of Australian politics on the question of LGBTIQ rights. By Chris Dite, Socialist Party  Labor and Liberal politicians are trailing far behind majority opinion on the […]

  • Racist ‘Reclaim Australia’ rally dwarfed by anti-racist response

    Racist ‘Reclaim Australia’ rally dwarfed by anti-racist response

    On Saturday July 18 Australia’s most vitriolic racists planned to join with neo-Nazi groups to hold the country’s “biggest ever patriot rally” in Melbourne. In response the? #?NoRoomForRacism campaign, initiated by the Socialist Party, organised a rally to counter their plans. In the end, just over 100 people joined the […]