Education

Teachers have joined the union covering school cleaners in NSW to campaign for the Labor government to bring school cleaning back in-house. Pip Hinman reports.

Big Tech behemoths have much to answer for: the destruction of privacy, the ruthless monetisation of user data, behavioural modification and hypnotic seduction. But Binoy Kampmark argues that censorship is not the answer.

1500 UQ students vote to divest from apartheid Israel

Students voted overwhelmingly for the University of Queensland to cut ties with weapons manufacturers and divest from Israel at a 1500 strong meeting. Sam Morris reports.

After an eight-week Gaza solidarity encampment and a week-long occupation of Mamoud’s Hall, the University of Melbourne has agreed to disclose its funding arrangements with weapons corporations. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Protest in Argentina May 2024

Since taking office in December, far-right Argentine President Javier Milei has embarked on a program of public spending cuts, leading to suffering for millions. But his neoliberal reforms and severe austerity are being met with growing grassroots resistance, reports Ana Zorita.

Federal budgets are about choosing where public money should be spent. Instead, governments cynically use them to manipulate public fears and expectations, argues Peter Boyle.

Greens federal housing spokesperson and Griffith MP Max Chandler-Mather spoke with Stuart Munckton and Federico Fuentes about the opportunities for transformative politics today.

Inspired by the United States encampments in support of Palestine, students launched one on Curtin University. Alex Salmon reports.

 

Labor’s package to help women escape violence is welcome but not nearly enough. Angela Carr argues that we need to be clear on what drives men to commit violence against women and address that, as well as assisting victim/survivors.

Greens Senator David Shoebridge and anti-war activists spoke out against the global rise in military spending. Jim McIlroy reports.

Stop AUKUS WA organised a peaceful protest outside the West Australian Defence Forum. Riley Breen and Blair Vidak report.

Can we trust the state to decide on what is, or is not, misinformation of disinformation? Binoy Kampmark suggests not.