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Systemic sexism and harassment at work is made easier because of the material inequalities women face, including the gender pay gap. Ending systemic discrimination against women at work will also require a change in women’s position in society, as Chloe de Silva and Mary Merkenich write.

New allegations about the brutal behaviour of Australian special forces officers in the war on Afghanistan have emerged, adding impetus to the calls for justice and for an end to Australia’s involvement in the war, writes Pip Hinman.

 

If you thought the political compromises exposed by the Bergin inquiry into casino operations were bad, what happened in Tasmania should be a warning to us all, writes Suzanne James.

In the Hunter, workers and communities are having an urgent discussion of their economy, their jobs and its environmental impact, writes Steve O'Brien.

 

A new report has found that an Adani group subsidiary is continuing to support the Myanmar junta — and that Australia has millions invested too. Markela Panegyres reports.

Alex Bainbridge argues the Labor party’s policy conference demonstrated Anthony Albanese plans to continue its “small target” strategy, offering working people very little in a pandemic recession and climate emergency.

Denying permanent residency to a 6-year-old Australian-born child because he has cerebral palsy shows this government's complete and utter political and moral bankruptcy, writes Janet Parker

As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out and lock downs and economic crisis measures wind up, the federal government is painting a rosy view of the economic recovery. But, as Neville Spencer argues, this is far from the reality for millions of casual and insecure workers.

Jack Williams argues that more staff in aged care homes would immediately make a difference to the lonely lives of their elderly residents.

The rapid growth of the gig economy has swelled the coffers of the international tech giants. Isaac Nellist reports on the growing push to end the exploitative business model which allows individuals to receive little pay while braving dangerous work conditions.

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