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Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

December 22, 2012

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

Australia boosts links with Sri Lankan regime

By Mike Head, December 19, 2012

The Australian foreign minister announced closer military cooperation in preventing refugees fleeing Sri Lanka and exercising their right to seek asylum.

Australia: Keen interest in socialist perspective at Tsar to Lenin screenings

By our correspondents, December 17, 2012

There was intense interest in socialism, the history of the revolutionary movement and the life and writings of Leon Trotsky.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

December 15, 2012

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

Australia: Fire safety problems in new student accommodation

By Mark Church, December 14, 2012

Scores of new student apartments are not fire proof because of an unclear definition in Australian building codes.

Australia: Young people list economic issues as top concern

By Oliver Campbell, December 12, 2012

A survey points to growing social distress as the global economic crisis impacts on Australia.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

December 8, 2012

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

December 1, 2012

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

Australia: Victorian teachers’ union abandons wage claim

By Susan Allan, November 29, 2012

Even though the AEU has dropped its demand for a 30 percent wage rise, the state government is insisting on further major concessions.

Australia: High-rise crane collapses on building site

By Terry Cook, November 29, 2012

A boom from a burning tower crane fell onto an inner city Sydney building site this week, narrowly missing construction workers.

Australia: Safety experts discuss Bankstown apartment fire

By our reporters, November 27, 2012

Experts voice concerns about fire safety in multi-storey apartments and inadequate building codes.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

November 24, 2012

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific