Hot on the heels of this year’s Melbourne Cup is the Victorian state election on November 24th. November may look like a bonanza for punters and pundits, but elections are more than a race between big money’s favourites.
Despite an agreement between Australia and Timor-Leste on a new maritime boundary, the regional imperialist bully is still fleecing its tiny, impoverished northern neighbour.
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.