Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought systemic inequality to the fore, but as Pip Hinman reports, there is one group who are particularly at risk — older women.

Young people already know about insecure work. Darren Saffin and Chloe DS argue that the federal government needs a plan for sustainable, permanent jobs and housing that is not prohibitive.

 

Green Left hosts Chloe DS and Jacob Andrewartha speak to healthcare worker Hope Mathumbu about her experiences working on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne. 

The Maritime Union of Australia (Sydney branch) has thrown its support behind the Black deaths in custody campaign. McAleer and Paul Keating told Liv Adams and Rachel Evans that the Gurindji people's walk-off from Wave Hill in the Northern Territory remains an inspiration.

The quest for Aboriginal sovereignty challenges non-Indigenous Australia to let go of any perceived right to define what sovereignty is, writes Peter Griffin.

The Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations 2020 was another opportunity for the Morrison government to reaffirm its loyalty to the United States warmongers, writes Peter Boyle.

Jonathan Strauss argues that organisation and unity will assist the struggle to create a different life to corporate Australia’s version of the “new normal”.

The National Higher Education Action Network is preparing to fight the federal government's disastrous funding 'reforms' and is calling on colleagues to join an online national assembly on August 24, when parliament resumes.

The ACTU's under-reported National Economic Reconstruction plan is a chance to push hard for 1 million well-paid and sustainable jobs. Sue Bull argues that unions need to unite and campaign for it.

We've being advised by governments and health experts to engage in social distancing during the pandemic. But, as Hans Baer points out, this advice is not being followed by airline industry bosses, nor are they being penalised.

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