Abolish the Coronavirus Commission! 14-06-2020: The fake coronavirus pandemic has now spawned its own fake coronavirus government. Unfortunately, the entirely appointed National Covid-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) is all too real. Unelected by anyone, and unaccountable to the federal (or any) parliament, the NCCC is yet another example of the blatant disregard for even a pretence of democracy that the ruling class exhibits from time to … Continue reading Abolish the Coronavirus Commission!
No to House Arrest! Resist Martial Law! 12-04-2020: Australia, the US and Europe stand on the precipice of “medical” martial law. Fascistic lockdowns which effectively amount to house arrest are in place, enforced by a beefed-up police presence, who are monitoring and controlling workers with measures that in any other circumstance would trigger a township rebellion. Western governments have not only shredded basic rights but … Continue reading No to House Arrest! Resist Martial Law!
No Virus Recession! 26-03-2020 – Amidst the Coronavirus crisis, the civil and democratic rights of working people are fast becoming collateral damage. Australia’s Prime Minister yesterday announced the closure of pubs, clubs, gymnasiums, indoor sporting venues, cinemas and places of worship, and warned that these closures could be in place for six months. PM Scott Morrison feigned to apologise for the workers who would … Continue reading No Virus Recession!
05-05-2018 – It is not a grand statement to make to acknowledge that wages and conditions for workers in Australia have never been at the state they are now. Outright wage theft is rampant, from small business to large scale private and public sectors. The right to strike, an elementary condition without which the line between the modern workers and slavery is blurred, is all … Continue reading ‘Change the Rules’ or Elect the Labor Party?
15-10-2017 – When is a revolution not a revolution? Amongst other things, it is when it is led by wealthy industrialists and conservative politicians, and when it is not supported by a majority of its people. Witness Catalonia today. All manner of misguided left parties and those who take a progressive political stand generally have been taken in by this movement for separatist independence of … Continue reading Catalonia: The Affluent “Revolution”
Change the Rules or Change the System? 07-10-2017 – Australian workers are enduring wave after wave of an ongoing onslaught against their wages and conditions. It is not just penalty rates either. The Union movement has arguably never faced such governmental restriction on what was previously regarded as lawful activity. The right to organise a Union, the right of Union officials to meet with members … Continue reading Change the Rules or Change the System?
22-04-2017 – The Queens Wharf Mega Casino and luxury hotel “development”, in the middle of Brisbane city, has begun its seven year construction period. Nine hectares of previously public land is fenced off, with the demolition of previously state owned buildings set to begin. All of this is to make way for not only 2500 poker machines, but an unlimited number of traditional and electronic … Continue reading Jobs Not Casinos! Housing not Hotels! Public not Private!
CAPITAL CUTS WORKERS INCOME FURTHER HANDS OFF OUR PENALTY RATES! 11-03-2017- In late February, the grossly misnamed “Fair Work Commission” handed down its decision on the penalty rates of some of Australia’s lowest paid workers. It decided that Public Holiday and Sunday penalty rates be watered down to Saturday rates for workers in the Retail, Fast Food and Hospitality sectors. The decision means some of … Continue reading Hands Off Our Penalty Rates!
DEMAND UNIONS FIGHT FOR: A 30 HOUR WEEK WITH NO LOSS IN PAY PUBLIC HOUSING AS AN OPTION FOR ALL LIVABLE UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY AND PENSION BENEFITS PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF THE BANKS PUBLICLY PROVIDED HEALTH CARE PUBLICLY PROVIDED EDUCATION PUBLICLY OWNED ASSETS – ROADS, RAIL, PORTS, ELECTRICITY, WATER, GAS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AFFORDABLE AND RELIABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORT Crisis after crisis besets Australia, and indeed the world. Here, … Continue reading “March in March” must break through “community” mobilisation
05-12-2016 – Make no mistake, Brisbane is being privatised before our very eyes. Huge slabs of public land are being sloughed off the public asset register by Labor and Liberal governments alike. The massive Queens Wharf Mega-Casino is just the latest instalment of a drive to enrich pathological corporations, at the expense of working people – the people who built this city. In the middle … Continue reading Public Space, not Privatisation! No to Mega-Casinos!