WA bosses getting away with murder

Lewis Todman “Mum, someone is going to get killed on that worksite … they’re hell reckless Mum. No one wears a harness.” This was how Regan Ballantine recalled a conversation with her 17-year-old son, Wesley, days before he fell 12 metres to his death while installing a glass ceiling at work. Photos We...CONTINUE READING

Christmas on the picket line

Lewis Todman, Nick Reich Workers feeling the sharp end of employer attacks on wages and conditions are doing it tough this Christmas. Coal miners at Oaky North in Queensland have been locked out since July. Workers at Esso’s Longford gas plant near Sale, Victoria, have been on strike since June, and maintenance wo...CONTINUE READING

Free speech banned at Edith Cowan University

Lewis Todman Students at Edith Cowan University are challenging a ban on politics on campus. Currently, the student guild at ECU prohibits the formation of political clubs, denying students any avenue for free expression or political activism on campus. Student Tom Freenan explains how the ban works: “...CONTINUE READING

Free speech under attack at UWA

Lewis Todman Last Saturday I prepared to give a speech about political censorship to a peaceful Perth protest against Israel’s massacre in Gaza. Barely were the words “Israel’s supporters are determined to silence criticism” out of my mouth, when a supporter of Israel lumbered towards me, shoving prote...CONTINUE READING

Amber Maxwell, a rebel and a fighter

Lewis Todman The revolutionary socialist movement lost a great fighter on Saturday, 24 August. Amber Maxwell lived a difficult life. As a transgender woman, she found it impossible to find permanent work or accommodation. But through all her hardship, she put everything she had into the fight for socia...CONTINUE READING