“Move along! Nothing to see here!” These six words distill the attitude of the energy cartel, and its payroll of corrupt politicians and journalists, towards climate change. It’s the oldest political trick in the book — repeat a lie until it becomes the truth. The result of this propaganda has been to confuse, to delay,… Read more »
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Having been roundly trounced in the postal survey on same-sex marriage equality, the right wing has a new angle to pursue its reactionary social agenda: demands for religious freedom and a hysterical campaign of gender policing, especially in schools. The Ruddock review into religious freedom was established as a concession to the ultra-conservative faction in… Read more »
Despite restrictive anti-strike laws, Australian unions are calling workers out to rally for a living wage.
Australia has become a popular destination for far-right wannabe demagogues on speaking tours. From openly misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, racist Milo Yiannopolous and Lauren Southern to reactionary nationalists Nigel Farage and Steve Bannon, each comes with their special brand of snake oil. Rightwing politicians and commentators fawn over them, media give them airplay, local fascists come… Read more »
Just imagine a public healthcare system that is patient-centred, well-coordinated, run by healthcare workers and free. Our integrated medical records would be easily accessible to our treaters at the tap of a keyboard via a secure platform. Having an accurate digital record would aid diagnosis and treatment. Instead, we have an underfunded, profit-driven and fragmented… Read more »
Government delays inquiry into the killing of David Dungay Jr. by officers at Long Bay Jail.
A callout to unite forces against fascists and the far right.
When John, a disability pensioner, installed a CCTV camera at his Preston, Australia home, he had no idea that the violent thugs he’d catch would be police!
April first was a great day for the prevention of HIV in Australia.
The industrial relations rules are stacked against workers and unions, in favour of corporations and conservative governments. We need to challenge all anti-union laws that restrict workers’ rights to organise.