A Chance to Turn the Page

By Cian Galea

COVID-19 gives the Australian Labor Party a chance to turn the page on its treatment of refugees

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JobKeeper: Who Loses Out?

By Shannen Potter

Australia's most vulnerable continue to lose out under the Coalition's economic response to COVID-19

The conservative Coalition government has embarked on a massive economic stimulus package in response to the economic crisis generated by COVID-19. By their own estimates, $320 billion has been spent on economic support measures related to COVID-19. This makes up 16.4% of our national GDP. 

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These Unprecedented Times

By Shannen Potter

Inequality and Injustice: What can we learn from these unprecedented times?

Unprecedented Times is a response to an unprecedented moment in history. We are a collective of democratic socialists, trade unionists, and Labor Party rank-and-file members who believe the COVID-19 crisis reveals the broader crisis of inequality and injustice which has been festering in Australia and globally for some decades under the system of neoliberal capitalism. 

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Immigration Detention Is a Death Sentence For Refugees

By Cian Galea

Cramped Detention Centres With Inadequate Healthcare Facilities Are A COVID19 Disaster In Waiting

On 19 March 2020, the story of an immigration detention centre guard testing positive for coronavirus was drowned out by reports of 2700 passengers being allowed to disembark from the Ruby Princess in Sydney.  It is in keeping with the callous cruelty and incompetence of the Department of Immigration that their failure to ‘stop’ the one boat that posed any threat to Australia stifled a realisation of the threat that COVID-19 poses to asylum seekers in detention.

 

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We Still Need a Green New Deal

By Nick Daniel and Charlotte Brady

The COVID19 & Climate Change Crises Demand a Radical New Path for Labor

Coronavirus may be killing the economy but it has been on life support for a very long time.  Every indicator tells us we are about to enter the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The immediate cause will be the pandemic, but we should not ignore the fact that this is a new phase of a crisis with a far deeper heritage. The need to organise towards a fairer and greener future, towards a Green New Deal, has never been more urgent.

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