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A dirty deal has been cooked up between the Northern Territory Government and a company called Fortune Agribusiness. This company owns Singleton Station, a 294,000 hectare farm 120 km south of Tennant Creek in the NT.more...- Posted on 2021 Dec 04
Hospital workers in SA have been waging a determined struggle against privatisation of services in the SA public health system.
In the last week of November about 400 support services workers from Flinders Medical Centre, Noarlunga Hospital and the Repatriation General Hospital went on a half day strike. These workers comprise one of the last groups of support services workers not yet privatised.more...- Posted on 2021 Dec 04
December 3, 2021 will mark the 167th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade rebellion.
We have long promoted the Eureka Stockade as a potent symbol of the Australian people’s struggle for democratic rights and for national independence from colonialist oppression and imperialist control.
Instability in the Solomons arises from capitalism operating within the country. Problems arising from development conflict with traditional customary land ownership as more people are dragged into capitalist relations of production and exchange. There is a deep background to the current conflict in the Solomons and the Australian-led imposition of armed forces in the streets of the capital.more...- Posted on 2021 Nov 29
The Federal Resources Minister, Queensland Nationals MP Keith Pitt, today declared that Napandee, a farm site 20km from Kimba on Eyre Peninsula, had been officially identified as the site for the national nuclear waste dump.
In a second post (below) we reprint an earlier article which contains important background to the selection of this site.
(This article is being re-posted as it has important background information on today's official declaration that Kimba will host a national nuclear waste dump.)more...- Posted on 2021 Nov 28
Residents of Australia's Northern Territory might have noted publicity surrounding recent plans to upgrade military facilities. A great deal of it has been attributed to defence and security provision.
Australia's Northern Territory has a long history of being regarded as sensitive; it looks out across the South Pacific where regional tensions are intensifying. In recent times, military planning has included the transformation of Darwin as a support centre, linked to ...more...- Posted on 2021 Nov 26
The tree nut industry in Australia is big business. This year the farm gate value of the production of almonds, macadamias, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans and chestnuts was almost $1.2 billion. This is forecast to rise to over $2 billion by 2030. $500 million of new investment has been poured into new nut plantings every year for the past five years.more...- Posted on 2021 Nov 24
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) congratulates the International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organisations (ICOR) on the successful conclusion of its 4th World Conference held in October.more...- Posted on 2021 Nov 24
Any remaining controversy surrounding recent decisions for Australia to use US nuclear-powered submarines should be easily dispelled following recent disclosures contained in a high-level diplomatic statement.
Former US admiral and head of the Indo-Pacific Command, Harry Harris, also proved extremely forthcoming about the perceived role of Australia in US-led regional military planning, with increased responsibilities for the defence and security of 'US interests'. The US imperialists are preparing for war ...more...- Posted on 2021 Nov 23
The ruling class of every stage of capitalism up to its current stage of imperialism in decline have always seized on opportunities to cause and inflate division and differences within the working class.
In recent times there has been a lot of effort by the ruling class to divide workers on the issues of climate change, Covid 19 lockdowns and vaccinations. Within workplaces there are deliberate employer strategies to divide ...
As inflation rises and more workers come out of Covid lockdowns, workers struggles are also on the rise.
* Public hospital support service workers in SA are escalating bans and strike action for secure jobs against the imploding Liberal Party Government.
* Country Road warehouse women workers in Victoria are taking strike action to win permanent rather than casual jobs and to win wage increases of up to $10 per ...
Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton is making increasingly provocative statements about “defending Taiwan”.
Several days ago, he said “It would be inconceivable that we wouldn’t support the US in an action if the US chose to take that action.”
A communique from the Australian Department of Defence has revealed US-led military planning to upgrade facilities for Micronesia as part of a regional militarisation program. The communique outlined clearly Australian military and intelligence involvement with the defence and security of 'US interests'.
more...- Posted on 2021 Nov 16
The G20 meeting in Rome immediately prior to COP26 in Glasgow brought together the top 20 countries that produce 80% of global economic output. They have the biggest stake in the survival of the global capitalist/imperialist economic system. They also contribute 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions on levels that threaten the future of humanity.more...- Posted on 2021 Nov 13
This December will mark the 80th anniversary of Labor war-time Prime Minister John Curtin's New Year's message to the Australian people, published in the Melbourne Herald on 27 December 1941. Writing three weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Curtin declared: 'Without any inhibitions of any kind, I make it quite clear that Australia looks to America, free of any pangs as to our traditional links or kinship with ...more...- Posted on 2021 Nov 13
The Prime monster Scott Morrison has declared that “can-do capitalism”, not “don’t do government”, will lead the way to cutting carbon emissions and reaching net zero by 2050.
Morrison underscored the “independence” of the private sector from government policy direction by putting his hand in the taxpayers’ pockets to gift the private sector $500 million dollars in seed capital.
The US imperialist fossil fuel company Tri-Star has been exploring for coal seam gas and oil in the Munga Thirri/Simpson Desert.
The company is based in Houston and has its Australian office in Brisbane. It boasts on its website that it has a “diverse oil, gas and minerals portfolio across Australia and across the world”. It has four leases to do seismic testing in the desert for coal seam gas ...
As late October rolled through NSW, family and friends emerged from virtual connections to face to face happiness. Fuller lives beckoned beyond our five kilometres.
It’s notable then, that in early November with people thoroughly sick of the online world, a NSW ICAC livestream crashed when ex-premier Gladys Berejiklian was grilled over corruption allegations.
The announcement from the Morrison coalition government in Canberra that they intended investing $1.78 billion in Digicel, an offshore mobile telephone company, has revealed how high the stakes have become with US-led diplomatic hostilities toward China. Fears were raised about China making a possible bid for ownership of Digicel; the company is a major telecommunications provider in the Pacific region.more...- Posted on 2021 Nov 02