In this video members of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) in Australia explain the connection between the Australian government’s preparations for war and the passage of anti-democratic legislation aimed at deregistering non-parliamentary parties.
The AUKUS alliance, announced on September 15 and drawn up behind the back of the population is a new tripartite partnership between Australia, the US and UK which dramatically escalates the Australia’s involvement in US preparations for war against China. It is a significant step towards Australia’s acquisition of nuclear weapons.
The new electoral laws, passed within 24 hours and with Labor Party support, require all parties without members of parliament, including the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), to treble their membership from 500 to 1,500 by December 2. The IYSSE calls on students and young people to become electoral members of the SEP and help keep the only genuinely anti-war party registered.