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Labor has done very little to reverse the Kennett-era health and education privatisation spree, the consequences of which have led to a overloaded health system and a crisis-ridden education system. Arie Huybregts reports.

Socialist Alliance supports the current inspiring uprising across Iran, led by young women. Jacob Andrewartha argues Australia can do more to help. 

Members of the Australian Nursing Federation WA are set to start day-long work stoppages as part of their enterprise bargaining agreement negotiations with the state Labor government. Chris Jenkins reports.

Cost of living

For those of us forced to live with it, Labor’s first budget since 2013 is both a missed opportunity and a threat of worse things to come, argues Graham Matthews.

Tsunami

An inflationary tsunami is passing through the world economy, creating economic disorder — in some cases acute political crisis — in every country it touches, writes John Ross.

Under a new umbrella — Public Sector Alliance — government workers in Western Australia are determined to break WA Labor’s wages cap policy. Janet Parker reports.

Capitalism is in crisis and new Labor Treasurer Jim Chalmers has offered little by way of analysis and even less optimism, argues William Briggs

Despite the Treasurer saying workers’ wages are not to blame for inflation, the government is not coming up with solutions to address wage stagnation, argues Jacob Andrewartha.

The Reserve Bank of Australia has made clear it would rather make life much harder for workers — even if it means tanking the economy — than touch record-high corporate profits. Fred Fuentes reports.

The federal government will spend $48.6 billion on the military. This, we are told, is to keep us safe. But, as William Briggs argues, many are feeling decidedly unsafe. Our fear is real as we wonder how to keep warm, pay the bills and keep a roof over our heads?

Inequality is rising, and the trends are not new, as Fred Fuentes explains.

Matthew Alexander explains why the leadership debate about how to address cost-of-living rises and housing affordability is cynical, at best.

 

Workers are being told that a pay rise to match inflation will hurt the economy and “fuel” inflation. William Briggs takes issue with those arguments.

Cost-of-living pressures and the economy are critical issues in most election campaigns, and they certainly are in this one, argues William Briggs.

The big shift in wealth from non-owners of residential property to owners continues. Renfrey Clarke argues the federal government’s efforts to inflate its way out of the COVID-19 economic slump have made upward pressures on housing prices extreme.

Three weeks have passed since the fall of Kabul. If one dares to go outside, then all you see is the Taliban — with their guns roaming around — very few women can be seen outside, writes Yasmeen Afghan.

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