By Gary Alvernia, 29 November 2018
The discovery of a dead baby at Surfers Paradise is a tragic expression of intensifying poverty, social inequality, underfunding of public services and government indifference.
By Mike Head, 28 November 2018
As the government tears itself apart, the prime minister is engaged in a desperate bid to hold onto office until May, 2019, the latest possible date for the next election.
By Oscar Grenfell, 28 November 2018
Scott Morrison’s comments expressed the acute fear of the ruling establishment that students and young people are beginning to enter into political struggle.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 28 November 2018
The meeting will discuss the Socialist Equality Party’s political perspective to mobilise and lead the defence of Julian Assange.
By Oscar Grenfell, 27 November 2018
The hearing pointed to the political establishment seeking to suppress mounting opposition to war, austerity and authoritarianism.
By James Cogan, 26 November 2018
The outcome in Victoria has plunged the Liberal Party nationally into bitter infighting.
By Mike Head, 26 November 2018
The legislation is aimed at criminalising opposition to Australia’s central role in the US-led preparations for war with China.
By Richard Phillips, 26 November 2018
The ongoing barrage of patriotic and pro-war rhetoric is aimed at conditioning young people for future imperialist wars.
By our reporters, 24 November 2018
Geelong high school students joined one of many planned “walk-outs for climate action.”
By Mike Head, 23 November 2018
The bill is another warning of plans to suppress growing discontent and political disaffection.
By Martin Scott, 23 November 2018
The Northern Territory facility, repeatedly deemed unfit for children, has been the scene of years of state-sanctioned abuse and violence.
By Oscar Grenfell, 22 November 2018
The “alt-right” elements gained entry into one of the capitalist elite’s main parties under conditions of a shift to the right by the entire political establishment.
By the IYSSE (Australia), 22 November 2018
The following statement will be distributed at high school “walk-outs for climate change” across Australia.
By Peter Symonds, 21 November 2018
Australian Prime Minister Morrison lined up with US Vice President Pence at the recent APEC meeting, as China’s policies were denounced across the board.
By Mike Head, 21 November 2018
Amid another anti-Muslim scare campaign, the Labor Party defended its “fine record of bipartisanship on national security.”
By James Cogan, 20 November 2018
The sealed US charges underscore the danger facing Assange and the perfidy of those who support his persecution.
By Patrick O’Connor, 20 November 2018
In the state election, the Victorian Socialists are trying to channel the emerging shift to the left among workers and youth back behind the parliamentary apparatus.
By Patrick O’Connor, 19 November 2018
Resting upon a wealthy, upper-middle class base, the Greens are determined to extend their influence within the political establishment.
By James Cogan, 17 November 2018
The relentless persecution of Assange is intended to intimidate and silence all critical and independent journalists and media organisations, as well as would-be whistleblowers.
Indian chrome miners strike over safety; Western Australian mine workers walkout over “wage theft”
17 November 2018
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By Erika Zimmer, 16 November 2018
The teacher unions have no principled opposition to the high-stakes testing agenda, while Australian teachers have opposed it from the start.
By Linda Tenenbaum and Richard Phillips, 15 November 2018
Bruce McClintock SC likened the methods of the Daily Telegraph to those of newspapers published by Lords Rothermere and Beaverbrook, as described by British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin in 1931.
By Mike Head, 13 November 2018
The Hanson-Latham union is another stark example of the intense efforts being made to push the entire parliamentary establishment further in a Trump-style direction.
By Max Newman, 13 November 2018
A new report shows that nearly 80 percent of those cut off benefits are at risk of homelessness.
By Patrick O’Connor, 12 November 2018
The deranged actions of an individual in need of psychological treatment were seized upon by the media and politicians to whip up resentment against immigrants, particularly Muslims.
By Mike Head, 9 November 2018
Turnbull refused to provide any explanation for his removal, but accused “the right” of seeking to destroy the Liberal Party.
By Mike Head, 8 November 2018
Morrison’s remarks are the first direct statement by the government of its support for the drive by the US government to get its hands on the WikiLeaks publisher.
By Max Newman, 8 November 2018
The government’s promise to evacuate detained children from Nauru is a ploy to placate the public outcry over their barbaric treatment.
By Linda Tenenbaum, 6 November 2018
Justice Wigney sharply warned that the presence of a previously unheard of witness would “egregiously prejudice Mr Rush.”
By Terry Cook, 6 November 2018
Speakers presented a series of sell-outs and regressive enterprise agreements as “victories.”
By Terry Cook, 6 November 2018
Workers at the October 30 Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) “Change the Rules” rally in Newcastle spoke to Socialist Equality Party (SEP) members about the destruction of working conditions that both Liberal-National and Labor-led governments have enforced.
By Mike Head, 5 November 2018
The eruption of open conflict underscores the pressures and rifts behind Turnbull’s ouster as prime minister on August 24.
By Oscar Grenfell, 2 November 2018
Bill Shorten pledged an expansion of Australian military and economic activities in the Pacific, aimed at countering China’s growing influence in the region.
By Mike Head, 1 November 2018
A report by the government-funded Australian Strategic Policy Institute alleges that Chinese military-linked researchers are working “undercover” in US and allied universities.
By Nick Beams, 31 October 2018
This lecture was delivered by Nick Beams, a member of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, at several Australian universities during September and October 2018.
Nick Beams delivers successful lectures on the contemporary relevance of Karl Marx at Australian universities
By our reporters, 31 October 2018
Beams’ lectures were the only events on Australian university campuses outlining the revolutionary perspective of Karl Marx, two hundred years after his birth.
By Jason Quill and David Cohen, 30 October 2018
“Pick My Project” saw proposals pitted against one another, with the “winners” and “losers” determined via an online ballot.
By Mike Head, 29 October 2018
The heads of the “security” apparatus spoke on behalf of the US-led “Five Eyes” intelligence network, which conducts mass monitoring of the world’s population.
By Linda Tenenbaum, 27 October 2018
Over the past nearly 50 years, Rush has won numerous awards, including the “Triple Crown;” helped establish the Australian Academy of Cinema, Theatre and Acting Arts; and in 2014 received an Order of Australia for Service to the Arts.
By Oscar Grenfell, 26 October 2018
The stoppage reflected a growing militancy among workers, but the unions are desperately seeking to channel anger behind the Labor Party.
By Mike Head, 25 October 2018
The parliamentary set-up in Australia, as in other countries, is being torn asunder by economic, geo-strategic and class tensions.
By our reporters, 24 October 2018
The unions called the rallies to divert widespread anger in the working class behind the election of state and federal Labor governments committed to the dictates of big business.
By our reporters, 24 October 2018
“I know Fair Work laws were brought in by Labor. We elected them and then they kicked us in the teeth.”
By David Cohen, 24 October 2018
The state Labor government has cut corporate tax rates, slashed social spending and presided over a major build-up of the police force.
By Oscar Grenfell, 22 October 2018
The swing against the Liberal candidate was the largest ever against a government candidate in a federal by-election.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 22 October 2018
The very “Fair Work Australia” industrial legislation the unions claim to be fighting to change were imposed with their support.
By Oscar Grenfell, 20 October 2018
International rights organisations and thousands of doctors have condemned the persecution of refugees.
By Mike Head, 19 October 2018
The government’s embrace of the slogan, long championed by alt-right and neo-Nazi groups, has a far-reaching significance.
19 October 2018
The meetings will take place in Sydney on Sunday, December 2, in Melbourne on Thursday, December 6, and in Wellington, New Zealand on Sunday, December 9.
By Richard Phillips, 18 October 2018
Racing industry, media and government bullying of Opera House management was angrily rejected by tens of thousands of Sydney residents.
By Peter Symonds, 17 October 2018
There is an intense discussion in Australian think tanks and military and intelligence circles over the need to accelerate preparations for regional and global war.
By James Cogan, 17 October 2018
Many borrowers face becoming “mortgage prisoners,” condemned to paying off loans greater than the value of their homes.
By Mike Head, 16 October 2018
The handouts to business and high-income households demonstrate the fraud of Labor’s claims to be tackling “fairness.”
By Terry Cook, 16 October 2018
The Maritime Union of Australia has cleared the way for the latest attacks by collaborating in the destruction of jobs, wages and conditions for decades.
By Mike Head, 13 October 2018
The scapegoating of immigrants underscores the wholesale lurch to the right within the political establishment signalled by Prime Minister Morrison’s installation.
By Erika Zimmer, 13 October 2018
Gonski 2.0 advocates an even more regressive testing regime than the NAPLAN model implemented by the Rudd Labor government in 2008.
By Mike Head, 10 October 2018
Internet service providers would be compelled to facilitate the cracking of encryption codes.
By Terry Cook, 9 October 2018
Alcoa’s “job security” promise, touted by the union to end an indefinite strike at the company’s Western Australian operations, is worthless.
By Michelle Stevens, 8 October 2018
The statistics point to a deepening social crisis, particularly in working class and rural areas, with the worst impact on indigenous families.
By David Cohen, 6 October 2018
The latest windfall will accelerate the gulf between well-resourced private schools and cash-starved public schools in one of the world’s most unequal education systems.
By Mike Head, 5 October 2018
The loss of “unquestionably strong” status is another indicator of a potential property and financial crash, with devastating consequences.
By our reporters, 4 October 2018
The speakers explained that the instability of official politics was an expression of the deepening social, economic and geo-political crises of Australian and world capitalism.
By Patrick O’Connor, 3 October 2018
On virtually every substantive issue concerning staff wages and working conditions, the NTEU made significant concessions in line with the management’s requirements.
By Erika Zimmer, 2 October 2018
Nizamdeen, a 25 year-old business analyst, was released on bail after the prosecution admitted it could not link him to their main piece of “evidence.”
By Patrick O’Connor, 1 October 2018
Kristinn Hrafnsson’s appointment is testament to WikiLeaks’ invaluable contribution to genuine journalism.
Senior management implodes after exposure of government interference at Australia’s state-funded media
By Richard Phillips, 1 October 2018
Australian Broadcasting Corporation chairman Justin Milne demanded senior journalists be sacked in order to curry favour with the federal government.
By Terry Cook, 28 September 2018
The Fair Work Commission’s wage ruling for Dorevitch Pathology workers is far from the “big win” proclaimed by the Health Services Union.
By our reporters, 27 September 2018
Liep Gony’s mother is clearly alarmed at the renewed government-media campaign scapegoating of youth of African origin.
By Oscar Grenfell, 26 September 2018
Testimony indicated that the major insurance companies had breached their own regulations more than 30,000 times without incurring any substantial penalties.
By Martin Scott, 24 September 2018
Students confront a housing affordability crisis, low-paid work and a mountain of tuition debt.
By Mike Head, 22 September 2018
Behind the façade of elections, the reality is that powerful figures in the corporate ruling class make or break governments.
By Margaret Rees, 22 September 2018
After working their entire lives, older workers are not guaranteed even a roof over their head.
Rajasthan bus drivers strike in India; New Zealand Ministry of Justice workers walkout
22 September 2018
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By Mike Head, 21 September 2018
The return of the Australian and US navies to Manus Island would be a significant preparation for a US-led war against China.
By Mike Head, 19 September 2018
The prospect of a financial meltdown is propelling a drive to refashion the political establishment to suppress the anticipated eruption of working-class unrest.
By Richard Phillips, 19 September 2018
The two teenagers were so terrified of being taken into police custody that they tried to escape by swimming across a dangerous river.
Australian government calls royal commission into aged care but numerous reports have already exposed major crisis
By Clare Bruderlin, 17 September 2018
Neglect, mistreatment and shocking conditions are an everyday reality for many now living in residential aged care.
By Mike Head, 15 September 2018
There is a bipartisan attempt to cover up and protect the operations of the Australian intelligence agencies.
By Mike Head, 14 September 2018
The transformation of the unions into corporate operations cannot be explained by corruption and it is not unique to Australia.
By John Harris, 14 September 2018
The National Tertiary Education Union’s demands centre on maintaining the “consultative” and “committee” structures through which it has helped management impose restructuring and job cuts.
By James Cogan, 13 September 2018
Farage was sponsored by corporate interests and welcomed by prominent powerbrokers within the governing Liberal Party.
By our reporters, 13 September 2018
“The government wants to shut all dialogue down and uses the ogre of terrorism as a shield to do that.”
Australia: Reject NTEU sellout at Macquarie University! For a unified national struggle against cuts!
By the Committee For Public Education, 13 September 2018
The rush for a vote on the union-negotiated agreement is a warning of its thrust and content.
By Patrick O’Connor, 12 September 2018
What is underway ahead of the November state election is a somewhat desperate effort by the pseudo-left to revive illusions in Labor, the Greens and the trade unions.
By Kaye Tucker, 12 September 2018
Professional performing artists and support crews have a 74-year average life expectancy, ten years less than the general Australian population.
By James Cogan, 11 September 2018
The Morrison government has flagged its loyalty to the US alliance and a common anti-China agenda.
By Mike Head, 11 September 2018
Amid an escalating assault on staff and students, more than a third of the votes rejected the NTEU leadership’s candidate.
By Richard Phillips, 10 September 2018
Figures published last week by the Guardian reveal that over 400 Aborigines have died whilst in the custody of Australian police and prison officers since 1991.
By Oscar Grenfell, 8 September 2018
The incident, like other industrial deaths, points to the role of the unions in enforcing the dangerous conditions that prevail in the construction sector.
By Mike Head, 7 September 2018
Nearly one in four households are already “mortgage prisoners”—trapped in debt while house values are falling.
By Eric Ludlow, 7 September 2018
Authorities tried to reassure concerned residents, but hundreds of dead fish, eels and birds have been found in nearby waterways.
By our reporter, 7 September 2018
Participants discussed the need for health workers to rebel against the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, build rank-and-file committees and unite with workers internationally, based on a socialist perspective.
SEP Australia to livestream meeting in Sydney on the political issues behind the coup against Turnbull
6 September 2018
The meeting on Sunday, September 30 will be addressed by Nick Beams and James Cogan. WSWS readers across Australia and internationally can watch it live or later on the SEP's Facebook page.
6 September 2018
The lectures will make clear that Marx’s theoretical breakthroughs were inextricably linked to his political work as a revolutionary determined to arm the emerging working class with a program that advanced its independent interests.
Family speaks to World Socialist Web Site
By Cheryl Crisp and John Mackay, 6 September 2018
On April 9, the 28-year veteran paramedic took his own life within two hours of being called into a meeting with New South Wales Ambulance senior managers.
By Oscar Grenfell, 6 September 2018
The Sydney protest was effectively an election rally for the Labor Party, which has spearheaded the privatisation of childcare.
By Linda Tenenbaum, 5 September 2018
“Once you’re immersed in a war zone, you realise that it isn’t statistics anymore. These were human lives and flaws and all of the vulnerabilities that people have.”
By Mike Head, 5 September 2018
Ministers from the US-led global surveillance network revealed stepped-up measures against Chinese and Russian “foreign interference” and greater control over social media.
By Frank Gaglioti, 5 September 2018
Government indifference has exacerbated the plight of many farmers and rural communities that are reeling under the dry conditions.
By James Cogan, 4 September 2018
The logic of Bannon’s positions is a devastating military conflict.