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  • Behind Clive Palmer’s populism

    Behind Clive Palmer’s populism

    In less than a year the Palmer United Party (PUP) has become a minor force in federal politics, and a thorn in the side of the Abbott Government. Set up by the billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer, the PUP received 5.5% of the vote at last year’s federal election. By [...]

  • Abbott sends refugees back to their oppressors

    Abbott sends refugees back to their oppressors

    The reality of the Abbott government’s brutal refugee policy has been brought to the fore once again. Last month, 41 Tamil asylum seekers were handed back to the Sri Lankan navy after their boat was intercepted at sea. By Tim Tran, Socialist Party These people are now in the hands [...]

  • Commonwealth Bank fraud exposes financial system

    Commonwealth Bank fraud exposes financial system

    A Senate inquiry has found that Commonwealth Bank financial planners have engaged in fraud, forgery, and predatory and misleading practices since 2003. This resulted in massive losses for thousands of customers including people’s life savings and homes. By Kirk Leonard, Socialist Party Continuing revelations point towards a deeper level of [...]

  • Muckaty waste dump defeated

    Muckaty waste dump defeated

    The traditional owners of Muckaty in the Northern Territory celebrated a significant victory last month with the Federal Government abandoning plans to build Australia’s first nuclear waste dump on their land. By Ben Coney, Socialist Party This came about after an out of court agreement was reached stating that the [...]

  • Campaign against East-West Link has ALP in its sights

    Campaign against East-West Link has ALP in its sights

    Pressure is mounting on the both the Liberal government and the Labor Opposition in the lead up to the Victorian State Election in November. Thanks to rallies, community pickets and mass campaigning, public opinion has shifted dramatically against this costly toll road project. By Chris Dite, Socialist Party The Napthine [...]