Geelong

Socialist Alliance candidate Sarah Hathway’s campaign for Greater Geelong City Council has shone a light on inequality and disadvantage in the area's northern suburbs, reports Sue Bull.

Planning and vision are needed to ensure that people suffering housing stress have a roof over their heads, writes Sarah Hathway.

Union organiser Sarah Hathway will contest the City of Greater Geelong local council elections on a platform focussed on meeting community needs, reports Sue Bull.

As Victoria enters its second week of COVID-19 lockdown, there are calls for a broader debate on suppression versus elimination strategy. Sue Bull argues we need to do the latter.

It might seem unusual to describe climate change as a feminist issue. But it uniquely and unequally affects women and girls in many ways, argues Zita Henderson.

This year will be forever etched in our collective memories as the year Labor lost what was widely seen as the unlosable federal election.

The Combined Refugee Action Group (CRAG) launched its campaign to highlight the cruel treatment of refugees in the country’s most marginal electorate, Corangamite, on April 7.

The Geelong Women Unionists Network (GWUN) kicked off the week of International Women’s day (IWD) celebrations at Geelong Trades Hall on March 1, with a breakfast and speak out.

Twelve months ago socialists from several different groups and backgrounds came together to see if they could get the first socialist elected to an Australian parliament in more 70 years.

The Victorian Socialists campaign for state office goes from strength to strength. The bid for seats in the Legislative Council has expanded from Steve Jolly’s campaign in the Northern Metropolitan Region to now include Tim Gooden in the Western Victoria Region.

Former Geelong Trades Hall Council (GTHC) secretary Tim Gooden reflects on his experiences as a socialist trade union leader and discusses what he could bring to parliament if elected as the Victorian Socialists candidate for the Western Region in the November 24 state elections.

The Geelong Women Unionists Network (GWUN), with the support of Geelong Trades Hall Council, hosted its second Working Women Get Organised conference at Geelong Trades Hall on October 13.

The second Working Women Get Organised conference will be held in Geelong on October 13, following a successful inaugural event last year.

More than 70 people packed Geelong Trades Hall (GTH) on September 13 to launch the Victorian Socialists campaign for the Western Victoria Region Legislative Council electorate.

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has sought to end a long-running dispute between Health Workers Union (HWU) members and Dorevitch Pathology, by issuing a draft determination in which workers’ wages are set to rise by up to 20% and allowances by up to 30%.

Sources have informed Green Left Weekly that the new CEO of Barwon Health in Victoria is on the warpath and the target appears to be patient services.

Barwon Health incorporates University Hospital Geelong, Geelong’s only public hospital and the only tertiary-level hospital outside of Metropolitan Melbourne. The hospital’s catchment area extends from Werribee to the South Australian border, encompassing more than 350,000 Victorians and up to 500,000 for certain specialised treatments.

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