The passing of the Greens-initiated motion for a Green New Deal in the Victorian Legislative Council is a significant step forward, writes Sue Bolton.
Sue Bolton argues we need a federal anti-corruption commission — but real accountability requires mobilised unions and social movements.
Effective councillors have to take up people’s everyday issues, as well as the bigger issues, in the same way that a good union delegate on the job would, says Sue Bolton.
Green Left speaks to Socialist Alliance member and local councillor Sue Bolton about the political context of the upcoming council elections, her record on council and the importance of putting forward socialist politics at a local council level.
Experienced labour and community activist Monica Harte is standing as part of the Sue Bolton Moreland Team for the Moreland City Council elections. Sue Bolton asked her about her motivations to run for council.
The main lesson from the disgraceful treatment of the elderly during the pandemic is that the privatisation of residential aged care must end, says Sue Bolton.
The pandemic is serious and strong action needs to be taken to stop its spread. But punitive and paternalistic interventions, that remove people’s agency, is counterproductive, writes Sue Bolton.
Socialist councillor Sue Bolton argues that listening to, and working with, affected communities is critical for any government wishing to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Socialist Alliance Moreland City Councillor Sue Bolton speaks about the Victorian government’s draconian hard lockdown of public housing estates in Melbourne.
Victorian Labor's hard lockdown of residents in public housing estates works against its purported goal and feeds racism against migrant communities, argues Sue Bolton.