For parties that supposedly stand for free speech, Coalition MPs are increasingly using defamation hearings to silence their critics. Alex Bainbridge looks at the right's culture war.
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Asylum seekers like the Murugappan family must be given permanent residency, argues Pip Hinman.
The Federal Court's ruling that the government has a duty of care to protect young people from climate change is a win. Zane Alcorn argues it is due to mass mobilisations on the streets.
The Greens' proposal for wealth tax is a good start, but only a mass union and community campaign will be able to force the billionaire class to pay up, argues Peter Boyle.
The insistence on Israel’s “right to exist” is really a demand for the maintenance of a supremacist “Jewish’’ state, in which Palestinians are second-class citizens, argues Sam Wainwright.
The federal government has delivered another budget for the billionaire class that is hell-bent on putting their profits ahead of the climate emergency, writes Peter Boyle.
Federal ministers have been brazenly beating the war drums in the latest round of verbal aggression against China, escalating the government’s anti-China propaganda to a dangerous new level, argues Peter Boyle.
Sam Wainwright asks how would bosses, who are currently demanding that Fair Work Australia not raise award wages, react to a legislated freeze on the price they charge for goods and services.
The property-owning class has come out of the pandemic richer and more determined to get even wealthier. Peter Boyle takes a look at what can be done to revert this situation.
Alex Bainbridge argues the Labor party’s policy conference demonstrated Anthony Albanese plans to continue its “small target” strategy, offering working people very little in a pandemic recession and climate emergency.
The end of the JobKeeper program means that up to 500,000 jobs are at risk. Jim McIlroy argues that plenty of secure jobs could be created if there was a mass campaign to redirect public funds to expand the public sector.
Facebook's “Zucker” punch successfully forced the federal government's hand. It is another reason why we need to fight for real public interest journalism, argues Zebedee Parkes.
The WA government wants to close the Fremantle container terminal and build a new one at Kwinana. The decision is fundamentally flawed on economic and environmental grounds, writes Sam Wainwright.
The Socialist Alliance strongly condemns the military coup in Myanmar/Burma and calls on the Australian government to deny recognition to the regime.
The Western Australian election is shaping up as a referendum on the Labor government’s handling of COVID-19, with pundits expecting it to be returned with an increased majority, reports Sam Wainwright.
The climate-denying federal government is putting Australia on track to reach net zero emissions in 300 years, writes Sarah Hathway.