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Labour shortages give unions a stronger bargaining position. Sue Bull argues they need to argue against racist and nationalistic tropes that migrant workers steal Australians’ jobs, while defending workplace safety, wages and conditions.

Regardless of the entitled Serbian tennis player's behaviour, Sue Bolton argues that the Immigration Minister's decision to kick him out of the country should be cause for concern. 

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.

Under the cover of applying “one vote, one value” to elections for the Legislative Council, last month WA Labor also pushed through legislation that disadvantages smaller political parties, writes Sam Wainwright.

Not everyone at the “Freedom” protests is right wing, but the protests are and so are the organisers. Their growth should be a serious cause of concern for the left, argue Jacob Andrewartha and Sue Bolton

COP26 made it pretty clear that Australia is ruled by, and on behalf of, sociopaths who are confident they will get a place on the escape space shuttle out of here when things turn to shit, argues Sam Wainwright.

Greta Thunberg told the massive Fridays for Future rally in Glasgow that the COP26 climate summit was a “failure” because global leaders were refusing to commit to real action. Alex Bainbridge argues the bright spot is the leadership coming from the streets.

Corruption and branch stacking is a symptom, not the cause, of the problems with the Liberal and Labor parties, argues Sue Bolton.

The capitalist establishment has spent years debating whether or not Australia should have a 2050 climate target. It is a distraction from the task at hand, argues Alex Bainbridge.  

AUKUS represents a deliberate and dangerous escalation of the United States-led confrontation with China, which Australia should reject, argues Sam Wainwright.

The quick collapse of the puppet government in Afghanistan and its army should not come as a surprise given the imperialists' criminal record. Sue Bolton argues that Australia's war criminals need to be held to account.

Labor seems more determined than ever to promise little, hoping the next election will land in its lap without offering any meaningful change, argues Jon Strauss.

As the breakout of the Delta variant continues to grip Sydney, Sam Wainwright argues that it is obvious that the corporate-profits-first logic is incapable of dealing with the challenge efficiently or fairly.

The federal government has failed on vaccines, quarantine and adequate or timely income support. Alex Bainbridge and Sarah Hathway argue that for a lockdown to work, it is imperative workers have income support and stable housing.

The US Department of Justice’s claim that the Wikileaks founder directed a complex hacking operation has exploded. Sam Wainwright argues we must continue to demand justice for Assange.

Unions and community organisations need to step up the push for real change, including a meaningful wage rise for low-paid workers, argues Alex Bainbridge.

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