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  • Minimum wage failing to keep up with living costs

    Minimum wage failing to keep up with living costs

    From July 1 the legal minimum wage for workers in Australia was increased to $16.87 per hour. This represents an increase of 3% or just $18.70 per week. The change was handed down by the Fair Work Commission in their yearly wage review decision. By Ben Convey, Socialist Party While [...]

  • Queenslanders cop a double hit of budget cuts

    Queenslanders cop a double hit of budget cuts

    The austerity agenda of the ruling Liberal National Party (LNP) in Queensland, led by Premier Campbell Newman, is set to enter a new phase. By Conor Flynn, Socialist Party Last month Treasurer Tim Nicholls unveiled the LNP’s third budget. The centrepiece was a $33.6 billion plan to privatise public assets [...]

  • Uni bosses step up persecution

    Uni bosses step up persecution

    University bosses around Australia have escalated their campaign of intimidation against students and staff fighting job, class and wage cuts. The latest case has seen the Vice President of the University of Sydney Union (USU), Tom Raue, singled-out and banned from campus for the last month of his elected term. [...]

  • Socialist Party statement on the Australian political situation

    Socialist Party statement on the Australian political situation

    The following statement was discussed and agreed upon at the 2014 Socialist Party National Conference held in Melbourne on July 11, 12 &13. Since our last Conference there has been a palpable rise in a very basic political awareness amongst millions of Australians. This is not a class consciousness, let [...]

  • For a 24-hour national strike against Abbott’s budget!

    For a 24-hour national strike against Abbott’s budget!

    Less than a year since the Abbott government was elected its support in the polls has plummeted. At the same time a movement against the Liberals is gathering momentum. The biggest street marches since the fall of John Howard have taken place showing the potential to mobilise people into action [...]