Tag: Australia

  • Growth continues and living standards continue to fall

    Growth continues and living standards continue to fall

    John Gowland For three decades Australia has experienced almost continual growth, even escaping the 2008 GFC. While there has been a marked decline in living standards for workers in every country, now for the first time in a generation, workers in Australia have been hit hard and are still in a state of shock. New…

  • Threat of possible strike action looming over new NRL season

    Threat of possible strike action looming over new NRL season

    The NRL pay dispute highlights issues with how the sport is governed. The main obstacle to resolving the dispute is the intransigence of the body of businessmen running the NRL.

  • Solidarity With Tugboat Workers

    Solidarity With Tugboat Workers

    John Gowland Almost 600 tugboat workers have been threatened with an indefinite lockout from 17 ports this Friday (18th November). Tugboat company Svitzer has dodged and delayed negotiations with workers who have suffered an effective wage freeze since their agreement expired in 2019. If the company’s irresponsible action is allowed to go ahead it will…

  • Australian Billionaires Pay No Tax While The Rest Suffer Huge Falling Living Standards

    Australian Billionaires Pay No Tax While The Rest Suffer Huge Falling Living Standards

    John Gowland Karijini, Western Australia has stunning gorges. However, not many will be able to afford to visit now. Petrol prices are skyrocketing. Throughout Australia inflation is taking hold and it is starting to bite. Many Western Australians are saying they can no longer afford the huge petrol prices to travel long distances.  ABC News…

  • Socialist Change To End Climate Change

    Socialist Change To End Climate Change

    Mick Suter World leaders will soon meet in Egypt for COP 27 to discuss progress to save the world from climate catastrophe. The statement from the event will trumpet minor progress and vague sanitised aims for future action, however, little of substance will eventuate. Capitalism is incapable of real action on the climate. 2022 has…

  • Cost of living in Australia starts to bite

    Cost of living in Australia starts to bite

    John Gowland Inflation is now running at 7.3% and wages, tied to past agreements or base level awards, are rising at just 2.6% – a cut in real terms. As elsewhere in capitalist countries the cost of living has skyrocketed. Food, interest rates, rents, mortgages, utilities, and petrol, every family expenditure has been hit hard.…

  • Australian federal government backs the ‘carbon club’ over climate action

    Australian federal government backs the ‘carbon club’ over climate action

    The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 coming to the shores of Australia in early 2020 certainly came at an opportune time for the Australian government.  At the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 (commonly now known as, the ‘Black Sumer’), devastating bushfires impacted New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. This inferno caused…

  • 100,000 protest across Australia demanding end to sexual violence against women

    Over 100,000 Australians recently demonstrated across the country on the March4Justice, demanding an end to sexual violence against women. The demonstrations took place in capital cities across the country, including a large rally at Parliament House in Canberra on 9 March. Capturing the anger directed at the Australian Prime Minister, one sign read: “So I…

  • Australian economy entering choppy waters

    John Gowland Prior to the covid pandemic, the Australian economy entered its first recession in 30 years. Following this contraction, the economy bounced back out of recession. Based on a recent surge in mining exports the economy grew, according to AP news. However, the economy is by no means in safe waters. For 27 years the…

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