White Supremacy and Australian Politics
The resurgence of white nationalism should be understood as a feature, not a bug, of Australian politics
Since the mid-2010's, the global prominence of white nationalist political activism and representation has increased significantly. In Australia, this has culminated in Pauline Hanson’s return to politics, the short-lived career of Frazer Anning, the birth and death of the Q Society and the United Patriots Front, and the ‘Reclaim Australia Rally’, to name a few of the more well-known occurrences. Mass media often treats personalities, groups, and events such as these with curiosity and disdain, pondering how in a multicultural society like Australia we could have such outspoken white nationalism.Read more
We Can't Call It A Green New Deal!
By Zac Gillies-Palmer
Let's not let the name of our proposal get in the way of constituting an Australian eco-socialist movement.
There is no electoral shortcut to rehabilitating the relationship between coal-mining communities and environmentalists. If we are serious about implementing radical reforms we need to stop pontificating over the perfect name for our proposal and get on with the job. Until we have a structure to democratically decide on an alternative, ‘Green New Deal’ will do just fine.Read more
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 refugeesRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more