Everyone remembers the tropical storm that swept through Northern Queensland in 2006, destroying that years banana production, flattening houses and creating widespread misery. Now imagine if that hurricane had:
The Socialist Alliance will stand two candidates for the City of Maribyrnong in the November council elections, on a platform of community and environment before developers profits.
On September 14, the Yungaba Action Group (YAG) protested at the Bligh Labor government’s community cabinet in Carindale as part of the campaign to save the historic migrant cultural centre from being sold off for private development.
The Victorian Abortion Law Reform bill was passed by the parliaments lower house on September 12 after more than 70 hours of debate. This may finally mean that abortion is removed from the states Crimes Act dating back to 1958. Until the bill is passed, abortion remains a crime.
The Greens were the major beneficiaries of the swing to the left in many councils across NSW at the September 13 elections, probably taking their representation to more than 70 for the first time. Independents and other progressive tickets, including the Socialist Alliance, also made gains.
Max Phillips, a newly elected Greens councillor in Marrickville and the Greens campaign coordinator for the September 13 NSW local government elections, puts the swing to the Greens down to the state Labor governments implosion.
This article is based on a speech to a rally against Gunns proposed pulp mill, in Launceston on August 23. It was delivered by Stef Gebbi and Gabby Forward on behalf of Students Against the Pulp Mill.
“Will my superannuation fund be next?” “Are my savings safe?” As working people in the developed economies watch the assets of one financial institution after another vaporise into nothingness, tens of millions are asking these dreadful questions.
The Australian Services Union (ASU) Victorian secretary, Ingrid Stitt, told Green Left Weekly that Labors new Interim Transitional Employment Agreements are a wolf in sheeps clothing. The ITEAs were introduced by the Rudd government to replace the notorious Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs individual contracts).