SEP (Australia) Melbourne by-election campaign
By our reporters, 23 July 2012
Workers and young people at polling booths on Saturday spoke to SEP supporters about the Melbourne by-election.
By Patrick O’Connor, 23 July 2012
The crisis of Julia Gillard’s federal government overshadowed every aspect of the official campaign.
By Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 20 July 2012
A vote for the SEP is support for a socialist alternative to the pro-business agenda of the Labor Party, Greens and other parties of the political establishment.
By Patrick O’Connor, 20 July 2012
The enthusiasm of the ex-lefts in Australia for the rise of Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left points to the reactionary political role that they will play here as social struggles develop.
By Patrick O’Connor and SEP candidate for Melbourne, 18 July 2012
The roots of this social disaster lie in the pro-market agenda imposed by successive state and federal governments, Labor and Liberal alike.
By Patrick O’Connor and SEP candidate for Melbourne, 17 July 2012
The Greens’ campaign has underscored their role as crucial props for the existing political setup.
By our reporters, 16 July 2012
Patrick O’Connor and SEP assistant national secretary James Cogan outlined the socialist and internationalist perspective underlying the party’s election campaign.
By our reporters, 13 July 2012
O’Connor exposed the posturing of both the Labor and Greens’ candidates as opponents of Premier Ted Baillieu’s spending cuts.
By Patrick O’Connor and SEP candidate for Melbourne, 12 July 2012
The rifts that have emerged in the Melbourne by-election campaign over the Greens reflect the enormous crisis wracking the Labor Party and the entire political establishment.
By our reporters, 11 July 2012
At a Coles national distribution centre in Melbourne, 600 striking workers are enforcing a 24-hour picket, blocking trucks entering the facility.
By our reporters, 10 July 2012
Patrick O’Connor discussed the devastating impact of the current stand-downs with Ford workers and local residents in Broadmeadows.
By our reporters, 9 July 2012
Hostility among ordinary people toward the political establishment was palpable, and disillusionment in the Labor Party was especially pronounced.
9 July 2012
The Socialist Equality Party will hold its final public meeting for the Melbourne state by-election on Sunday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m.
By Patrick O’Connor and SEP candidate for Melbourne, 6 July 2012
What has been billed as a major environmental and social reform is in fact a regressive pro-business measure that does nothing to address the climate change crisis.
By Zac Hambides, 5 July 2012
Socialist Equality Party candidate Patrick O’Connor spoke with workers about the need for a political struggle against both the state Liberal and the federal Labor governments.
By our reporters, 4 July 2012
Patrick O’Connor outlined the policies required to defend Assange and defeat the broader attacks on democratic rights.
By our reporters, 2 July 2012
SEP candidate Patrick O’Connor explained the party’s socialist policies to an audience of workers and young people, including a number of international students.
By Zac Hambides, 30 June 2012
“In education, there is a concerted drive by all governments to smash up the public school system and promote a privatised, user-pays model.”
By Patrick O’Connor and SEP candidate for Melbourne, 28 June 2012
Refugee deaths at sea will end only when asylum seekers are assured of safe passage to Australia.
By our reporters, 26 June 2012
The Socialist Equality Party’s candidate in the Melbourne by-election, Patrick O’Connor, spoke with tenants in the suburb of Flemington.
By Patrick O’Connor and SEP candidate for Melbourne, 25 June 2012
The Labor Party and the Greens fraudulently posture as opponents of the state government’s budget cuts, but would impose similar measures if they took office.
By Patrick O’Connor and SEP candidate for Melbourne, 22 June 2012
The conditions of international students in Melbourne and throughout Australia testify to the contempt of the major parties for the conditions of youth.
By Patrick O’Connor and SEP candidate for Melbourne, 21 June 2012
From the beginning of the US drive to silence Assange and WikiLeaks, the Australian government has provided unstinting support to the conspiracy against its own citizen.
“Capitalism has failed. The only viable alternative is socialism”
By Richard Phillips, 19 June 2012
SEP candidate explains essential elements in the party’s election campaign.
By our reporters, 18 June 2012
The SEP team spoke with many workers, students, and young people over the weekend about the issues they confront.
By Patrick O’Connor and SEP candidate for Melbourne, 16 June 2012
The company is attempting to make workers bear the brunt of its sweeping restructuring as part of the ongoing reorganisation of the international auto industry.
By Socialist Equality Party, 15 June 2012
Our campaign provides workers and young people with a revolutionary alternative to the political program and parties of big business and finance capital