Analysis

James Wyner recounts how the life of unionist, labour organiser and local government representative Issy Wyner was shaped by the difficult economic times he and his parents lived through.

With such a strong right-wing media bias in regional NSW, is it any wonder that right-leaning parties dominate? Daniel Pehlivan investigates.

The aged care system is showing all the signs of just how a degraded privatised sector works, writes Katherine Davis.

We are often told that plastic waste contaminating land and waters is “recyclable”. It could be but, as Patrick McDonald explains, government support for the fossil fuel industry means that the plastics being produced are not.

Sam Wainwright looks at what's behind Peter Dutton's fanatical determination to deport Tamil asylum seekers Priya, Nades and their two young daughters to Sri Lanka.

A special inquiry into the Ruby Princess debacle has found authorities made “serious mistakes”, some even “inexcusable”. However, as Jim McIlroy reports, it did not recommend any action be taken against them.

There are solutions to the housing crisis, but they require public investment and a shift away from the commodification of housing, argues Jacob Andrewartha.

Three unions have called for the scrapping of the working holiday visa program, claiming it will lead to better wages. But will it? Or is it an excuse to scapegoat and play the nationalist card, asks Zane Alcorn.

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 the pandemic drags on, it's natural to long for a vaccine that will fix it. But, as Martin Wolterding and Coral Wynter explain, that may be harder to do than first thought.

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