Gas export giants make billions but pay no tax
Offshore gas companies are fleecing Australian taxpayers, making massive profits while paying practically nothing under the government’s Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT).
Whoever wins the election, unions will need to fight to boost wages
Workers are feeling the squeeze after a decade of low wage growth, in the face of rising inflation. But the Liberals are still determined to attack union rights and undermine workers’ ability to win pay rises.
Still unfinished business for the refugee movement after we turn back Morrison
It wasn’t long before Scott Morrison found a chance to boast about being the architect of Operation Sovereign Borders and turning back asylum boats.
The West prepared to let Ukraine horror drag on
Instead of leaping at the possibility for negotiations in Ukraine, our leaders made it clear that they want the war to go on.
Fascists gain ground in French election despite Macron victory
Emmanuel Macron has beaten the fascist Marine Le Pen to take the French presidency. But Le Pen’s vote of 41.5 per cent was a significant increase on her total in the last run-off election.
Time for a reckoning with the system that breeds sexism
Jess Hill’s Quarterly Essay The Reckoning is an assessment of the #MeToo movement in Australia.
Has Labor in power ever made a difference?
Jean Parker looks at why workers have different expectations of Labor governments, and why so many of them have ended up betraying their supporters.
Protest that helped refugees escape from detention—the Woomera breakout 20 years on
The Woomera breakout saw protesters help refugees escape detention, advancing a movement that won freedom for many others too, writes James Supple
How war can lead to revolution
The horrors of war have produced numerous revolts at home—that have ended wars, toppled dictatorships and put a fight for radical change on the agenda, argues Tom Orsag.
Billions wasted on weapons—stop the march to war on China
The Morrison government remains stuck behind in the polls and is relentlessly trying to take us into a khaki election.
Australia’s own imperialism behind hysteria over Solomons-China deal
China’s security treaty with the Solomon Islands, finally signed this week, has caused hysteria in Australian ruling class circles.