The controversy over a recent investigation into alleged fraud in the Medicare system points to system failures resulting from chronic under-funding. Jim McIlroy reports.
If anything reflected Bernie Neville’s view on the working class, it was his often-repeated phrase: “No surrender!” Dave Riley reflects on the life of a militant unionist.
Our seas are being ravaged by exploitation for corporate profit, creating a social, economic and ecological crisis that threatens the very life support system of the Earth, writes Guy Standing.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce’s aggressive cost-cutting program at the start of the pandemic has been blamed for Qantas’s poor performance. Jim McIlroy argues Labor’s decision to privatise Qantas in the early 1990s is the root cause.
Twenty three Victorian councils have already, or are intending to, privatise their aged-care service since the federal government changed its funding model. Kerry Smith reports.
The NSW Coalition budget on June 21 locks in a wage cut for public sector workers, brings in a new land tax and further entrenches the privatisation of transport, reports Jim McIlroy.
Suzanne James spoke to Sam Wainwright, Socialist Alliance candidate for Fremantle, about Invasion Day, public transport, privatisation and his hopes for democracy.
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union is calling for a quota on Australian-built infrastructure to put commuter and workers' safety first. Jim McIlroy reports.
Steve O’Brien, who is running for Lord Mayor of Newcastle and councillor in Ward 1, discusses his people before profit campaign.
It seems that everybody’s opinion about TAFE matters except that of us TAFE students, writes Wayne Barret.
The ongoing injustices and dispossession of First Nations peoples can be seen in the devastating impact of stolen water rights. But, writes Tracey Carpenter, some changes have been won in Victoria.
The forced amalgamation of Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt Councils into the Inner West Council has been an expensive failure, and impending big rate rises for many residents prove this, writes Pip Hinman.
As the debate over the efficacy and availability of various privately marketed anti-COVID vaccines intensifies here and internationally, the time to re-establish our own critical public medical institution is right now, argues Jim McIlroy.
The Indian community organised a rally to show support for farmers protesting against the Indian government's attempts to privatise and corporatise the agricultural sector, reports Jacob Andrewartha.
Indian farmers, who have been protesting for the past two months, have again made a stand against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda to privatise and corporatise the agricultural sector, reports Gauri Gandbhir.
The NSW budget claims to be about job creation but entrenches cuts to public sector workers' pay while handing windfalls to private corporations, writes Jim McIlroy.