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  • Shut down the Nauru hell hole

    Shut down the Nauru hell hole

    The refugee policies of the Australian government are creating more and more misery as disturbing news of self-harm and violence against refugees keeps coming in from Nauru. By Tim Tran, Socialist Party Horrific conditions inside the Australian-run detention centre were further exposed by the recent Moss Review and the Human […]

  • How to really deal with corporate tax avoidance

    How to really deal with corporate tax avoidance

    Tax avoidance by big business has been headline news in Australia recently. The slowing Chinese economy and the related collapse in iron ore prices has lowered tax revenue and widened the hole in the Federal government’s budget from a deficit of $30 billion last year to $45 billion now. By […]

  • Budget: New approach – same results

    Budget: New approach – same results

    Workers and the poor to pay for Australia’s economic woes The government’s approach to this year’s federal budget is markedly different to last year. Where as last year Abbott and Hockey told us there was a “budget emergency” and that they needed to “end the age of entitlement”, this year […]

  • SDA providing avenue to slash penalty rates

    SDA providing avenue to slash penalty rates

    Last month Business SA and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) drew up a template workplace agreement that, if implemented, would cut penalty rates for already low paid retail workers. By Anthony Main, Socialist Party Business SA is a major employer organisation in South Australia and the SDA […]

  • Tensions simmer as ALP grapples with dwindling base

    Tensions simmer as ALP grapples with dwindling base

    Editorial comment from the May 2015 edition of The Socialist Deep seated tensions within the Australian Labor Party (ALP) came to the fore last month as the party failed to unseat the incumbent Liberal Government in NSW. Opportunistically Labor had campaigned against the privatisation of the electricity poles and wires. […]