It was notable that Treasurer Jim Chalmers didn’t mouth the words “climate action” while spruiking the budget. Alex Bainbridge argues that’s because it didn’t contain a plan for the climate transition we need.
Labor's budget betrays renters, job seekers and people doing it tough. It leaves millions stuck in poverty while billionaires get tax cuts, argues Sue Bull.
The Defence Strategic Review doesn’t contain any surprises, argues Sam Wainwright. It abandons any pretence that military expenditure has anything to do with defence, conceding that it’s all about helping the United States project its military power into Asia.
The Green Left Party (Yeşil Sol Parti) campaign for the May 14 Turkish general election was launched in western Sydney on April 22.
Motivated by federal Labor’s decision to spend billions on nuclear-powered submarines, Merri-bek Council passed a motion declaring the local government area a nuclear free zone. Darren Saffin reports.
Nancy Herrera contributed a great deal to the sum total of human progress and was a living link between this generation and Che Guevara. Barry Healy reflects on her life.
There are solutions to the housing crisis, but governments will have to be pushed to dismantle the developer and investor-driven policies, argues Isaac Nellist.
The negotiated amendments won by the Greens improved Labor’s initial terrible climate "safeguard mechanism", but are not enough to make it worthy of support, argues Alex Bainbridge.
In a win for those opposed to inappropriate development, Merri-bek council has rejected a proposed apartment building that would have blocked a neighbour’s access to sunlight. Darren Saffin reports.
We need a foreign policy that is based on justice and peace, not more militarism to prepare the country for a new cold war against China, argues Jacob Andrewartha.
Refugees and their supporters have called a major rally in Canberra on March 6 and around the country on April 2. Labor's “resolution of status” permanent visa does not go far enough, argues Jonathan Strauss.
For many young people, the fact that modern Australia emerged from a colonial-settler society founded on the violent dispossession of First Nations peoples is a self-evident fact. Sarah Hathway and Sam Wainwright comment on a significant political shift underway.