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  • Come to Socialism 2014!

    Come to Socialism 2014!

    Socialism 2014, an activist day school organised by the Socialist Party, will be held at the Fitzroy Town Hall in Melbourne on October 4. By Socialist Party reporters The theme of this year’s event is ‘Beating back big business rule’. The first session will be a discussion about the strategy [...]

  • Building a movement to stop budget cuts

    Building a movement to stop budget cuts

    The problem with March Australia’s approach Late August saw another round of anti budget protests organised by the March Australia groups. Unfortunately these protests were significantly smaller than previous anti budget demonstrations. It is important to understand the factors that have led to the dwindling of the movement so that [...]

  • NZ: National to form third successive government

    NZ: National to form third successive government

    Labour Party and the Left in crisis The New Zealand National Party has won its third election in a row. This result is a boost to big business interests. The workers’ movement will continue to be confronted with serious challenges as Prime Minister John Key moves to implement a number [...]

  • Education cuts can be stopped

    Education cuts can be stopped

    Pressure is mounting on the Abbott government to abandon its controversial higher education reforms. The reforms, which will see university funding slashed by 20%, student fees deregulated from 2016 and real interest applied to student loans, are the most regressive changes to the tertiary sector since the introduction of HECS/HELP [...]

  • Welfare crackdown but not enough jobs to go around

    Welfare crackdown but not enough jobs to go around

    As unemployment hit a 12 year high in August, the Abbott government defended plans to punish those who find themselves jobless because of decisions made by big business. By Kirk Leonard, Socialist Party Senator Eric Abetz announced plans to force those on unemployment benefits to search for 40 jobs a [...]