Grab this chance to put a socialist into parliament

Corey Oakley When the Herald Sun broke the news this morning that a new political party – the Victorian Socialists – has been formed with the ambitious goal of winning an upper house seat in the Victorian elections later this year, some people may have been surprised to learn that Socialist Alternative...CONTINUE READING

Who are the Victorian Socialists?

Our political system is broken. The Liberals rule for their corporate mates. Labor is little better, tailing the political right and selling out its working class supporters to big money and developers. It’s time for a genuine left alternative. In the November 2018 state election, left win...CONTINUE READING

Defend Tarneen Onus-Williams

Gavin Stanbrook On 26 January, some of the biggest Invasion Day mobilisations for Aboriginal rights in the past decade were held in the east coast capitals. Yet the main focus of the media has been a speech given by Tarneen Onus-Williams, Aboriginal activist and organiser of the Melbourne rally. Onus-Will...CONTINUE READING

Merchants of death to benefit from $3.6 billion government handout

Tom Bramble While practising cutbacks for working class Australians, the federal government has announced a torrent of cash for the merchants of death, otherwise known as Australia’s defence industry. The Turnbull government has allocated $3.6 billion to establish a Defence Export Facility to enable l...CONTINUE READING

What they can get away with is the only limit to Liberal bastardry

Sarah Garnham The media are preoccupied with the scintillating tale of the government filing cabinet full of classified documents that ended up in a second hand furniture sale. But the entire narrative is focused on national security, bureaucratic procedure, the identity of the person who handed the fil...CONTINUE READING

‘A deadly day’ in Melbourne as tide turns on Invasion Day

Viktoria Ivanova The tide has turned. January 26 is becoming established as Invasion Day. Tens of thousands marched in Melbourne, 15,000 in Sydney and up to 10,000 in Brisbane to support Indigenous rights. “Let’s have a deadly day!”, Wurundjeri man Bill Nicholson said, ending his welcome to country and kic...CONTINUE READING

Fascists frolic on the foreshore

Ben Hillier Nothing says Australia Day like army trucks towing cannon down St Kilda Road and a few haggard RAAF Roulettes manoeuvring over the CBD. After all, colonisation began with a small military garrison asserting itself in Port Jackson. It’s always a curious event, in part because confusion surr...CONTINUE READING

There is nothing to celebrate about Invasion Day

Gavin Stanbrook January 26 is, and always has been, Invasion Day. It marks the day the British colonised this country and brought with them the exploitative and oppressive practices that made the British Empire so barbaric, yet so profitable. It’s an annual punch in the face for Aboriginal people, a day s...CONTINUE READING

On the Front Line against Adani

Tim Arnot, Jehiel Lomaz The ALP narrowly retained office in the recent Queensland election after saying it would veto Adani’s application for a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan of $1 billion to construct a rail line from its port in Bowen to the Galilee Basin. Many believed that the giant Ad...CONTINUE READING