Arrests are continuing after tensions between police and Aboriginal
youth in Sydney’s inner city suburb of Redfern broke out into open
clashes on the night of 15 February following the death of a young
Aboriginal boy believed to have been being chased by police.
On June 26, the Australian federal parliament passed the Australian
Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism)
Bill 2002 (ASIO Bill). This bill, introduced by the right wing Liberal
government of John Howard, marks the end of some of the most basic civil
liberties that until now were considered...
Less then 6 months after Australian Government joined the US in the War
on Iraq, Prime Minister John Howard is about to launch his own
’Coalition of the Willing’ in what can only be described as a colonial
style intervention on the Solomon Islands.
The weekend beginning 14 February will see the biggest mobilisation of
people demonstrating against war the world has ever seen. They are
demonstrating against a proposed war on a devastated country where
infant mortality is already ten times that of Rwanda and South Africa.
Saddam is a brutal dictator, but the business...
Members and supporters of the Socialist Party (Australian section of the
CWI) joined with the Victorian Peace Network to hold a protest outside
the outside the Army Recruiting Office in Bourke St, Melbourne on 17
Within 48 hours of Labour being re-elected in a landslide, Victorian
unions (many of whom played a key role in mobilising to get Labour in
power) were being rebuffed by Labour leader Steve Bracks in their demand
for industrial manslaughter legislation to penalise bosses who kill or
injure workers. State public servants...