Malaysian students threatened by Monash University

Tess Dimos Four day s before a rally to demand the resignation of Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, Monash University Malaysia emailed students threatening to take disciplinary action if they were caught attending. The email read: “You are advised not to participate in any illegal gathering/relat...CONTINUE READING

A win for left at Monash Uni

Tess Dimos The radical left has won a big victory in student union elections at Monash University. The Left Action ticket won all the positions it contested – two positions in the Environment and Social Justice office, one seat on the Monash student council and two delegates to the National Union of...CONTINUE READING

Students should not become foot soldiers for the ALP

Tess Dimos Labor factions in the National Union of Students are seeking to put significant resources into the 2016 federal election campaign. The goal is to emulate the 2014 We Are Union campaign, which was pivotal to the election of the Victorian Labor government under Daniel Andrews. We all want to...CONTINUE READING

Furnishing workers reject pay cut

Tess Dimos About 50 furnishing workers arrived at Canterbury Windows and Doors on 28 May to find that management had locked them out of the Clayton South factory where they work. The workers, members of the CFMEU, are in a dispute with management about terms of a new enterprise agreement. The two-day...CONTINUE READING