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Neoliberal ideology has reduced tertiary education to a commodity. Students have become “customers” and academics and lecturers are now “service providers”, writes Markela Panegyres.

The deaths in custody of two more First Nations people over the past week — bringing the total deaths to seven over the last two months — is nothing less than a national emergency, writes Isaac Nellist.

Casual relief teachers in Victoria are being ripped off, Alex Milne argues, because they are at the mercy of private hiring agencies.

The vaccine rollout in Australia, argues Markela Panegyres, has been held back by the lack of publicly-owned vaccine infrastructure and the government's own vaccine nationalism.

The latest Green Left Show, featuring Angela Carr, Sam Wainwright, Emily Bullock and Amy MacMahon, takes a look at the housing crisis in Australia, the relationship it has to domestic violence, and possible solutions as well as challenges in achieving them. 

It seems that everybody’s opinion about TAFE matters except that of us TAFE students, writes Wayne Barret.

New Zealand has legalised pill testing at festivals after the services made a positive impact. Paul Gregoire compares Australia's head-in-the-sand response to an important health issue.

A decade of inaction means that the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C will not be met, according to the Climate Council. Patrick McDonald reports.

Greens MP for South Brisbane Amy MacMahon speaks to Green Left about the Greens' proposal for universal free school meals and Labor's response.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison had nothing to announce at the US-initiated World Leaders Climate Summit, reports Pip Hinman.

King tides and climate change have become survival issues for the world’s coastal cities, writes Rob Pyne.

Chloe de Silva reports on the growing grassroots campaign for nine refugees to be released from indefinite detention in Darwin.

The withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan is a welcome development. But, as Alex Bainbridge argues, it doesn’t mean that the warmongers in Canberra and Washington have been defeated.

Questions are being asked about why energy giant AGL is being allowed to get away with designating a pitiful amount of funds to rehabilitate its coal-fired power stations and coal seam gas operations, writes Zane Alcorn.

Sue Bull was on a bus from Canberra to Sydney’s Darling Harbour, 23 years ago, to take part in one of the most significant industrial disputes in recent history — the attack on the Maritime Union of Australia. Here, she reflects on the power of solidarity.

A contribution to the urgently needed discussion on a just transition to green jobs, featuring Erin Killion-DelcastilloTim Gooden and Evan Breen.

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