Civil liberties

Your Say

Winter/Spring 2003

Pensioners demand a say DSP Australia Inc, an organisation representing invalid pensioners, is very concerned about proposed changes to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) and its effects on pensioners who are vulnerable and open to abuse. We advocate that the “Welfare Reform” process in Australia is itself reformed. The consumer at the grassroots level must… Read more »

6 November Republic Referendum: Vote NO to Capitalist Power Grab

Winter/Spring 1999

The Australian electorate is not being asked to establish an “independent republic.” It is meant to rubber stamp a fundamentally anti-democratic shift in political power in favour of the Prime Minister — a proposal which must be defeated.

The Republic Debate: Capitalism vs Democracy

Summer/Autumn 1998

For the first time, the whole population – including women and Indigenous people – has the opportunity to shape the country’s political future. This calls for the widest possible debate. The many injustices of this society will only begin to be redressed when we have a government of the people, for the people and by the people – all of the people. Here’s to a Socialist Republic of Australia.

Real Rape Law Campaign Gathers Momentum

September - December 1990

Rape is a largely unreported crime. And, given the myriad obstacles which a rape victim must endure, it is hardly surprising that many women decide not to notify the police. As a starting point, the law needs to be changed to mitigate the rape victim’s trauma from simply reporting the crime.

Hawke Government Declares Open Season On Migrants

September – December 1990

At the very time the government is laying the foundations for its anti-migrant witch-hunt, migrants are being blamed for everything, from the destruction of the environment to the crisis of the economy.