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  • Europe: A new wave of workers’ struggle has begun

    Europe: A new wave of workers’ struggle has begun

    Once again workers are in revolt against “elderly and haggard” European capitalism – as the Pope accurately described it. Six years into ‘the Great Recession’ austerity and mass unemployment have become permanent continent wide. Across the EU there are over eighteen million looking for work and unable to find it. […]

  • Uni fee deregulation fight not over

    Uni fee deregulation fight not over

    Late on Tuesday December 2, the Abbott government’s plan to deregulate HECS-HELP fees was defeated 33 to 31 in the Senate. This blow to the government was built on the back of huge public outcry and protest. By W. van Leeuwen, Socialist Party But sticking with the Abbott government’s contempt […]

  • The Tunnel Picket: How we brought down the Victorian Liberal government

    The Tunnel Picket: How we brought down the Victorian Liberal government

    By Socialist Party reporters, Melbourne It’s not often that socialists find agreement with Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott. However, when he described the 2014 Victorian State election as a “referendum” on the East West Toll Road, there was some truth in his words for possibly the first time in his […]

  • Invest to address social need and jobs

    Invest to address social need and jobs

    The rate of unemployment in Australia has reached its highest level in more than a decade. Unemployment jumped to 6.1% in September, and with the more cuts slated in the public sector this number is set to rise further. By Toby Dite, Socialist Party The decline of the mining boom […]

  • Vic: People disillusioned with the major parties

    Vic: People disillusioned with the major parties

    The stench of political death emanates from the Liberal-National coalition government as it faces likely defeat at the November 29 Victorian state election. By Stephen Jolly, Socialist Party A scandal on the last day of parliament involving the secret distribution of porn from the Premier’s office was symbolic of the […]