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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.

The Prime Minister's pitiful one word change to the national anthem is a meaningless symbolic change that aims to bolster nationalism, argue Marianne Mackay and Alex Bainbridge.

China's restrictions on a range of Australian goods has come about because of Australia's double standard on human rights and its alliance with the United States, argues Chris Slee.

The union-bosses-government working groups to discuss industrial relations reform have not delivered and the PM has signalled new IR laws before Christmas. Sarah Hathway argues union leaderships need to get prepared.

The federal police is considering charging SAS soldiers for war crimes. Pip Hinman argues senior officers and politicians responsible for the Afghan war must also be held accountable.

The passing of the Greens-initiated motion for a Green New Deal in the Victorian Legislative Council is a significant step forward, writes Sue Bolton.

Trump defeated, now we need to battle Biden

Donald Trump's defeat does not mean that Trumpism is dead. The struggles are going to have to continue, argues Alex Bainbridge.

The major parties are doubling down on supporting their fossil fuel mates. Alex Bainbridge argues there needs to be united effort to force them to agree to 2030 emission targets.

Sue Bolton argues we need a federal anti-corruption commission — but real accountability requires mobilised unions and social movements.

The Erdoğan regime has issued arrest warrants for 82 members of the popular left-wing People’s Democratic Party in Turkey. Alex Bainbridge argues the Australian government must take a stand for democracy and civil rights.

A showdown is looming in Australia between corporate media giants, with the federal government keen to appear as if it is taking a stand for media diversity. Jacob Andrewartha and Viv Miley explain.

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