By Richard Phillips, 24 November 2015
Extensive media coverage of anti-Islamic organisations is in line with the government’s preparations for war and deeper attacks on democratic rights.
By our reporters, 23 November 2015
Workers and young people spoke out against the use of the Paris terror attacks to escalate the drive to war and the assault on democratic rights.
By James Cogan, 23 November 2015
Labor’s subservience to Washington and the US-Australia alliance is in line with its entire history.
By our reporter, 21 November 2015
“The only people who will win out from this closure are the company and the unions.”
By Oscar Grenfell, 21 November 2015
The company will now try to use the threat to close the steel plant to extract more cuts to wages and conditions.
By Terry Cook, 20 November 2015
Despite mounting job losses, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures for October recorded an unexplained fall in the unemployment rate.
By Mike Head, 19 November 2015
In Manila for the APEC summit, Obama condemned China specifically, further escalating the confrontation over the South China Sea.
By Peter Symonds, 19 November 2015
Amid rising tensions with Beijing, Obama said Washington should have had “a heads-up” over a Chinese company winning the northern Australian port lease.
By Oscar Grenfell, 19 November 2015
A significant minority of workers rejected the company-union blackmail.
By James Cogan, 18 November 2015
Every effort is being made to silence any criticism of the wars, attacks on democratic rights and worsening social conditions that have fuelled Islamist extremism.
By Richard Phillips, 18 November 2015
Hutchison management thanked the union for giving the company “greatly enhanced flexibility.”
18 November 2015
One sacked Hutchison worker who attended the Brisbane mass meeting on Monday spoke with the World Socialist Web Site. He said that although there was “almost unanimous” vote for union-company deal “there were a lot of concerns about the end results.
By Oscar Grenfell and James Cogan, 17 November 2015
Opposition has steadily increased to the union’s efforts to blackmail workers into voting to slash their own conditions.
By James Cogan, 16 November 2015
The discussion shifted from the commercial opportunities offered by Chinese investment to the “threat” posed by Chinese companies.
By Max Newman, 14 November 2015
Kyrgyzstan, one of a number of former Soviet Union countries being considered for transferring refugees, ranks among the 50 poorest countries in the world.
By Oscar Grenfell, 13 November 2015
The unions are seeking to intimidate workers into accepting 500 job cuts, a wage-freeze and an overhaul of working conditions.
By Mike Head, 13 November 2015
With Labor’s assistance, the Turnbull government’s bill establishes a wider precedent for overturning the fundamental democratic right to citizenship.
By Oscar Grenfell, 12 November 2015
Hundreds of long-term residents are being stripped of their visas, and face indefinite detention and deportation.
By James Cogan, 11 November 2015
The concern in ruling circles in Australia and the US was that the Whitlam Labor government had failed to stem the powerful movement of the working class that had brought it to power in 1972.
By Mike Head, 10 November 2015
According to detainees, a confrontation broke out after Iranian refugees demanded answers from security guards, only to be abused and taunted.
By Frank Gaglioti, 9 November 2015
A recent report verifies that ever-widening social inequality in Australia continues to have the most detrimental consequences for the working class.
By John Harris, 9 November 2015
The gulf between the richest and poorest households grew over the past decade, and will deepen during the next 10 years.
By our reporters, 7 November 2015
Australia’s Turnbull government last week gave its immediate support for US naval provocations against China in the South China Sea.
By Mike Head, 7 November 2015
The unannounced fly-over by a large Globemaster aircraft displayed utter contempt for the residents and alarmed many people, both physically and politically.
By Mike Head, 6 November 2015
Business leaders are demanding the hiking of the Goods and Services Tax, in line with higher consumption taxes being imposed around the world.
By Terry Cook, 6 November 2015
The resources giant is eliminating up to 14,000 jobs globally, underscoring the sharp reversal in the mining sector.
By Oscar Grenfell, 5 November 2015
The so-called negotiations had the character of a union-company conspiracy against the BlueScope workers.
By Susan Allan, 4 November 2015
Once more, Aboriginal people are being used as guinea pigs for measures designed to dismantle welfare entitlements throughout the working class.
By Peter Symonds, 3 November 2015
The joint operation in no way eases the tensions heightened by the US naval intrusion into Chinese-claimed territory in the South China Sea last week.
By Max Newman, 2 November 2015
The Australian government’s responsibility for the suicides is underscored by the treatment of Khodayar Amini, who set himself alight last month.
By Mike Head, 30 October 2015
The union campaign seeks to blame Chinese workers, and Chinese companies, for the growing unemployment in Australia.
By James Cogan, 28 October 2015
The reckless calculation in Washington is that the Chinese regime’s diplomatic and military response to its provocative actions are nothing more than rhetoric.
By Terry Cook, 27 October 2015
A directive by the Fair Work Commission ordering the reinstatement of 74 workers amounts to nothing more than a temporary stay of execution.
By Tom Peters, 26 October 2015
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull bluntly rejected a request to end the removal of New Zealand-born Australian residents who have received prison sentences.
By Evrim Ludlow, 26 October 2015
Despite union claims of “victory,” the Turnbull-led Coalition will push ahead with revised schemes to slash student funding.
By Max Newman, 24 October 2015
In order to prevent a court injunction, the Turnbull government quickly removed a young refugee woman seeking an abortion in Australia.
24 October 2015
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By Mike Head, 23 October 2015
In his departing speech, Joe Hockey outlined the dismantling of welfare, health and education, as well as deep cuts to working-class wages and conditions.
By Oscar Grenfell, 22 October 2015
The comments underscore that the attack on the Port Kembla workers is part of a global restructuring of the steel industry.
By Terry Cook, 21 October 2015
In a bid to reduce debt, the Anglo-Swiss giant will slash production throughout its zinc, copper and coal mines.
By Oscar Grenfell, 20 October 2015
Reports indicate that solitary confinement and other abuses are regularly meted out to incarcerated children, mostly Aboriginal.
By Max Newman, 19 October 2015
The Turnbull government claims that Nauru’s new “open centre” model means asylum seekers are no longer “detained.”
By Terry Cook, 17 October 2015
After closed-door talks, the CPSU is working with the new Turnbull government to break up resistance by public sector workers to its cost-cutting demands.
By Mike Head, 16 October 2015
The Turnbull government foreshadowed further draconian “terrorism” laws and called for pervasive monitoring of young people.
By James Cogan, 15 October 2015
For the first time, the Ausmin communiqué has explicitly named Chinese activity as the cause of “strong concerns.”
By Mike Head, 14 October 2015
The Turnbull government is exploiting yet another terrorism scare campaign to justify handing further powers to the police and intelligence apparatuses.
By Nick Beams, 14 October 2015
The apparent US decision to go ahead with “patrols” in the South China Sea follows a steady drumbeat from within military circles.
By James Cogan, 14 October 2015
The MUA’s main fear is that the alternative perspective provided by the WSWS has won an audience among waterfront workers.
By our correspondents, 13 October 2015
Workers involved in bitter industrial disputes on the Australian waterfront and at engineering company UGL have spoken out in support of American autoworkers.
By our correspondent, 13 October 2015
The RTBU has declared that workers will see the full enterprise bargaining agreement with Yarra Trams only after a vote is taken on it.
By our correspondents, 12 October 2015
Autoworkers in Australia face the shutdown of the country's entire auto industry.
By our reporters, 12 October 2015
Young people in Sydney’s western suburbs denounced the claims that the recent shooting at New South Wales police headquarters in Parramatta was an act of “Islamic terrorism.”
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 10 October 2015
The closure of the car plants is not inevitable, but it can only be fought on the basis of a new political perspective and new forms of organisation.
By Max Newman, 10 October 2015
Two Manus Island locals accused of murdering Iranian Kurdish asylum seeker Reza Barati have won an order re-opening their trial.
By Oscar Grenfell, 9 October 2015
The deal hatched by the unions and BlueScope involves hundreds of sackings and a wage freeze.
By Mike Head, 9 October 2015
Such prolonged detention without charge is another serious attack on basic legal and democratic rights.
By Linda Levin, 7 October 2015
More than 200 police launched a series of coordinated “counter-terrorism” raids this morning across four western Sydney suburbs resulting in five arrests.
By Mike Head, 7 October 2015
Under the MUA agreement, all Hutchison workers will be required to work for half pay, or less.
By Tom Peters, 6 October 2015
Junior Togatuki, who was found dead in his prison cell, was one of hundreds of long-term Australian residents being deported to New Zealand under a draconian new policy.
By James Cogan, 5 October 2015
As in previous cases, such as the Sydney siege last December, the deaths are being used to justify the “war on terror.”
By Terry Cook, 3 October 2015
Power distribution business Ausgrid intends to close depots, phase out apprenticeships, sell off training facilities and outsource call centres.
By Mike Head, 2 October 2015
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s meeting discussed how to “sell” and impose far-reaching attacks on jobs and social conditions.
By Mike Head, 30 September 2015
Workers accuse the AMWU of paving the way for the next round of redundancies.
By Nick Beams, 29 September 2015
The summit is aimed at developing a “consensus” for the sweeping attacks on social and working conditions being demanded by corporate and financial elites.
By Frank Gaglioti, 29 September 2015
Workers are being deliberately kept in the dark over deals being struck by the unions and management behind closed doors.
By Max Newman, 28 September 2015
All the circumstances surrounding Ali Jaffari’s death point to the impact of the harsh measures being taken by Australian governments to repel asylum seekers.
By Mike Head, 26 September 2015
The mining investment boom that partly shielded the Australian economy from the full effects of the global financial crisis, has gone into sharp reverse.
By Terry Cook, 25 September 2015
The CPSU has kept workers divided along departmental lines, while appealing to the Turnbull government for negotiations on its cost-cutting demands.
By Nick Beams, 24 September 2015
American Ambassador John Berry has countered suggestions that the new Turnbull government might shift its orientation towards China and away from the US.
By Nick Beams, 23 September 2015
Business economist Saul Eslake set out a strategy for “selling” an increase in the regressive Goods and Services Tax to fund cuts in corporate and income tax levels.
By Richard Phillips, 22 September 2015
All the factors that led to the Bankstown tragedy are replicated in many buildings across Australia, potentially endangering thousands of lives.
By our reporters, 22 September 2015
The lectures outlined the contemporary political significance of the struggle waged by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks against the carnage of World War I.
By our reporters, 22 September 2015
Students, workers and young people who attended the IYSSE’s lectures on “100 years since the Zimmerwald anti-war conference: How the Russian Revolution was prepared,” spoke to World Socialist Web Site reporters after the campus events.
By Zac Hambides, 22 September 2015
At a “Save Our Steel” rally the unions sought to channel the anger over job losses into nationalist calls for governments to subsidise local steel producers.
By Nick Beams, 21 September 2015
The gushing media support for the new “progressive” cabinet is intended to win the backing of sections of the upper middle class for the program of austerity.
By our correspondents, 21 September 2015
Behind the electoral volatility that characterises Australian politics lies widespread alienation from the entire political establishment.
By Mike Head, 21 September 2015
Workers at UGL’s Auburn railway workshops in Sydney last week responded warmly to a Socialist Equality Party leaflet.
By Mike Head, 19 September 2015
Representing the financial elite, Turnbull has been assigned the task of imposing sweeping cuts to working-class living standards.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 19 September 2015
The SEP condemns the government’s decision to expand its involvement in the US-led war in the Middle East by authorising air strikes in Syria.
By Nick Beams, 18 September 2015
The conundrum facing Australian capitalism, flowing from its economic relationship with China and its strategic integration with the US anti-China “pivot to Asia,” could be set to worsen.
By Mike Head, 17 September 2015
The potential ructions between the Liberal and National parties, and within the Nationals, underscore the unstable character of the newly-installed Turnbull government.
A reply to the University of Melbourne’s Clubs and Societies Committee
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (University of Melbourne), 17 September 2015
Seeking to justify its ban on the IYSSE club, the University of Melbourne’s Clubs and Societies Committee has sent a letter containing a series of unsubstantiated allegations.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 17 September 2015
The SEP insists that workers can only defend their interests on the basis of an independent class stance that rejects both the pro-ChAFTA “free traders” and the reactionary nationalism of Labor and the unions.
By Peter Symonds, 16 September 2015
For the third time in five years, the Australian population awoke yesterday to find the government changed, behind their backs, as a result of an inner-party putsch.
By Nick Beams, 16 September 2015
Turnbull’s insistence on the need to “explain” is aimed at winning support among the upper layers of the better-off middle classes for deepening attacks on the working class.
By Terry Cook, 16 September 2015
The deadly shooting follows a pattern of increasing police repression and violence in Australia.
By James Cogan, 15 September 2015
Turnbull, a former Goldman Sachs banker, is the personification of the interests of finance capital and has been inserted to implement its austerity agenda.
By John Braddock, 15 September 2015
Many of the small Pacific Island states are low-lying and particularly vulnerable to the rising sea levels produced by higher global temperatures.
By Mike Head, 14 September 2015
Behind the moves to oust Prime Minister Abbott lies a protracted political crisis, intensified by a sharp economic downturn.
By Margaret Rees, 14 September 2015
As tram workers hold limited stoppages, the Victorian Premier Labor threatens to do whatever is necessary “to protect the economic interests of the state.”
14 September 2015
IYSSE clubs and supporters in Sri Lanka and India have protested to the University of Melbourne Clubs & Societies Committee.
By Cheryl McDermid, 12 September 2015
Workers in Australia last year experienced “the largest downside surprise” in wages of all the 34 OECD countries.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 11 September 2015
The layoffs by a major engineering company are part of a wider barrage of job destruction throughout Australia and internationally.
11 September 2015
The IYSSE in Germany has written a letter of protest to the University of Melbourne Clubs & Societies Committee over its refusal to affiliate the IYSSE as a club.
By Peter Symonds, 10 September 2015
The Abbott government is seeking to exploit the refugee crisis to silence opposition to its decision to join the US-led air war inside Syria.
10 September 2015
The IYSSE in Sri Lanka and at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan have written to the University of Melbourne Clubs & Societies Committee.
By Richard Phillips, 9 September 2015
“All sorts of people control our destinies—everybody except us,” sacked Hutchison wharfie.