Protesters will again travel to Rockhampton to oppose the Talisman Sabre war games between the US and Australian military machines over July 10-13 estimated to cost well over $100 million.
On May 9, local residents gathered in the remote Clouds Creek State Forest to protest Forest NSW logging operations.
Rallies across Australia are planned for May 23 to call for an end to the Sri Lankan government’s genocide against the Tamil people.
The following statements are reprinted from Links, international journal of socialist renewal
On May 10, federal treasurer Wayne Swan announced that Australia will finally join the overwhelming majority of developed countries in implementing a national paid parental leave scheme. But the plan falls way short of what women need.
Labor delivered its budget on May 12 in the context of Australia’s slide into recession. With the economic crisis hitting hard, young people are one of the most vulnerable groups in society.
The federal government announced in its budget that $1.3 billion will be spent over six years aimed at tackling people-smuggling and securing Australias borders, the Australian reported on May 13.
One hundred percent renewable energy in Australia by 2020! That was the bold call endorsed by members of more than 150 climate action groups at the Climate Action Summit held in Canberra in January.
As students across Australia sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests last week, the media reported NSW government plans to introduce league tables, comparing student performance across schools.
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan delivered the Labor governments second budget on May 12. Swans bleak message was clear: for those with a job, its a matter of work until you drop.