COVID-19

Gooniyandi woman Vivian Podesser Malo was a courageous fighter for justice, writes Sue Bolton.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions is very critical of the government's “let it rip” approach. But, Sarah Hathway reports, many unionists want it to do more.

Workers have borne the cost of the COVID-19 recession while corporations rake in huge profits. Sarah Hathway argues unions are in a good position to make demands on the state and bosses for protections. 

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The Prime Minister refuses to provide free Rapid Antigen Tests, instead blowing billions of dollars on tanks and other offensive military equipment. Markela Panegyres reports.

Given the shit show from government in response to the pandemic, it’s little wonder the far right is trying to capitalise on the widespread and growing  discontent. Felix Dance argues that workers, those who have kept people safe over the last two years, have to take a lead.

Pat O'Shane argues the Morrison government's mishandling of the pandemic has given rise to a collapse of equity and justice.

It was another tough year for most of us, and 2022 looks to be no different. Peter Boyle asks you to join others in helping keep Green Left afloat.

The new exemptions to Public Health Orders, which can force sick workers to work, represent a serious attack on workers' rights and their health and safety. Sarah Hathway argues that workers and their unions need to draw a line.

The Novak Djokovic episode of pandemic bureaucracy by the federal government is a monster of its own making and ranks high among its list of inglorious achievements, writes Binoy Kampmark.

The reason Scott Morrison stopped Novak Djokovic's entry visa to play in the Australian Open championships is because he needs a distraction from the ongoing disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, argues Sue Bolton.

A protest inside two compounds of the Broadmeadows Immigration Detention Centre prompted a solidarity rally calling for the detainees to be released. Chevy McBride reports.

The Prime Minister and NSW Premier are driving the neoliberal push to lower public expectations about the public health system and governments keeping people safe and secure, writes Alex Bainbridge.

The COVID-19 catastrophe presents a challenge of planetary proportions. You would expect it would elicit a response drawing on all our skills, compassion and collective resources. But Andrew Smart argues we are seeing the opposite.

We are now seeing blowback from global vaccine apartheid in the form of a new COVID-19 variant, writes Peter Boyle, but once again, the world’s richest countries are responding by shutting their doors to poorer nations.

Controversy has surrounded Victoria's Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021. Leo Crnogorcevic breaks down the bill and how should progressives respond to it.

After a year of job cuts, Federation University has just announced a restructure of its academic portfolio, which will make teaching and learning harder, John Smith reports.

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