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...
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.
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...
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...
The Australian section of the CWI, Militant Socialist Organisation
(MSO), won 12.25% of the vote in the Richmond Constituency (Melbourne),
as part of the Victoria State-wide elections. Today’s results show that
28,263 people voted in the Richmond constituency. The results for the
parties standing is as follows:
It’s been 18 months since Victoria was rocked by the Black Saturday
bushfires which left over 150 people dead and thousands of homes
destroyed. But despite government commitments to improve firefighting
facilities, serious questions remain over whether the state is prepared
for another scorching summer.