Robodebt scandal shows how far government and public officials will go to punish the poor
The Royal Commission into the Liberals’ Robodebt scheme has exposed the scale of lies and cover up that went into defending an illegal policy designed to punish the poor.
Mass strikes sweep France as workers fight Macron’s pension plan
French workers are staging a mass, rolling strike wave against President Macron’s attempt to force people to work longer before they can retire.
Protests as Israelis fall out over how to oppress Palestinians
Israel has stepped up its murderous rampages in the West Bank as the Netanyahu government encourages greater settler violence against Palestinians.
History repeating—the series of Indigenous advisory voices that governments ignored
An Indigenous Voice to Parliament would only be the latest in a succession of Indigenous advisory bodies that have all been ignored and then scrapped, writes Jasmine Ali.
Solidarity against imperialism: Australian workers and the Pan-Pacific Trade Union
Adam Adelpour continues our series on war and workers’ resistance, looking at Australian unions’ support for workers’ struggles in the Pacific against imperialism in the 1920s.
Liberals smashed in NSW but little on offer from Labor
Labor has won government in NSW, with a thumping swing of almost 6 per cent ending 12 years of Liberal government.
Safeguards deal still won’t deliver cuts to emissions
The Greens and Labor have struck a deal to pass the climate Safeguard Mechanism bill. While this may restrict the number of new coal and gas projects, it won’t reduce actual emissions—and is a disaster for the climate.
Official transphobia legitimises the far right
The appearance of a handful of Nazis at the “Let Women Speak” rally in Melbourne last weekend has caused a furore.
Iraq war showed the brutal cost of US power—don’t let them do it again
Mark Gillespie looks at the chaos and death the US unleashed on Iraq following the invasion in 2003—and why we need a new movement against war.
Stop the warmongering, stop the subs
Labor’s announcement that it will buy or build up to 13 nuclear-powered submarines at a price of $368 billion is a horrifying step towards war with China.