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22 November 2017

Australia: massive yes vote for marriage equality

This shift in attitudes is in large part because of the tireless efforts of LGBT+ rights activists

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23 September 2015

Australia: Turnbull deposes Abbot to become PM

Malcolm Turnbull became Australia's fourth prime minister in just over two years after deposing Tony Abbot as leader of the ruling right-wing Liberal Party, this month.

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8 April 2015

Australia: marching against racism

Socialist Party (CWI Australia) members took part in and helped organise counter-demonstrations on 4 April to rallies of the newly formed anti-Muslim 'Reclaim Australia'

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29 October 2014

Australia: The sacking of a government

Gough Whitlam, former Australian Prime Minister, has died at the age of 98. His time in government raises important concerns for the working class about so-called democracy under capitalism

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John Pilger

John Pilger

6 November 2013

This is no UTOPIA

An interview with John Pilger, who has recently completed a new film, Utopia, dealing with the subjugation of the Aboriginal First Australians.

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30 June 2010

Australia: Gillard replaces Rudd but Labour's right wing policies remain

KEVIN RUDD was dramatically ousted as prime minister last week. After a period of sinking popularity and public discontent, Rudd became the first Labour prime minister ousted before completing a first...

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11 February 2009

Fast news

Australia bush fires: AUSTRALIA'S STATE and federal governments have blamed arsonists for the devastating bush fires. However, the vast majority were a result of the extreme weather conditions. Did these governments do everything...

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29 November 2007

Australia: Howard disappears under a Labor party landslide

THE SOCIALIST Party [Australia] is delighted to see the back of John Howard and the federal Coalition government led by the Liberals... By Socialist Party reporters

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17 October 2007

Australia: Liberals v Labour - no choice for working people in election

The 2007 Australian federal (general) election is expected to take place on 24 November...

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4 December 2004

Socialist Party councillor elected in Australia

SOCIALIST PARTY member Stephen Jolly has won a seat in Langridge Ward in the Yarra City Council elections in Melbourne, Australia. This is the first electoral victory for the socialist movement in Australia for many years...

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9 October 2004

Tweedledum Or Tweedledee?

Australia: Federal Elections -: AUSTRALIAN PRIME Minister, John Howard, has called the Australian Federal election for 9 October. But Australians have little to choose from; Howard is the most right-wing Liberal prime minister ever, and Mark Latham, the leader of the Australian...

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26 June 2004

Unite Campaign In Australia Wins Major Victory Against Low Pay

THE SOCIALIST Party-initiated Unite campaign and workers at the massive US multi-billion dollar Borders Books company have won a massive victory!...

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24 January 2004

Australia: Fees Don't Work

TONY BLAIR has said that the Australian system of university funding proves that top-up fees work. David Murray, a student in Australia spoke to the socialist about his experiences...

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7 September 2001

Refugees Are John Howard's Scapegoats

HAVING ENDURED shipwreck and then detained by armed SAS troops aboard a sun-baked Norwegian freighter, many of the 438 mainly Afghan asylum-seekers, instead of finding refuge in Australia, will now end up on the largely uninhabitable island of Nauru in the south Pacific...

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15 September 2000

WEF Melbourne protests: Police fail to defeat protest

MEDIA REPORTS of the recent three day protest against the World Economic Forum (WEF) could not hide the brutal tactics of the Victoria state's police, writes Zac Wright, Socialist Party, Australia.

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1 September 2000

Cops Gear Up for Battle

PREPARING FOR protests around the Olympics and the World Economic Forum's Asia-Pacific Summit in Melbourne, Australia's Federal government are rushing draconian new 'shoot to kill' legislation through parliament, writes Molly Cooper.

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