Australian Government’s Energy and Military Policies Fuel Deadly Floods
Thousands of Australians have been displaced by massive flooding. The government’s support for fossil capitalism and militarism must be countered by an internationalist, worker-led climate movement.
Sam CarlinerMarch 12, 2022
Thanks Is Not Enough: Nurses in Australia on Strike
Thousands of nurses and midwives in New South Wales, Australia, went on strike yesterday. Their demand? Better pay and working conditions, especially after a pandemic that has been particularly hard for healthcare workers.
Layla SteedFebruary 16, 2022
Burning Its Own Backyard: Climate Deniers in the Australian Government
While Australia burns, killing more than one billion animals and ravaging the landscape, the Australian government is denying the link between the bushfires and climate change.
Carmin MaffeaJanuary 13, 2020
The Sky is on Fire: Climate Catastrophe and the Urgency of Revolution
The unprecedented fires in Australia show the future that capitalism is preparing for all of us. A tiny number of capitalists are responsible for the worsening catastrophe, but only the working class has the power to save us.
Nathaniel FlakinJanuary 4, 2020
Australian Unions Face $100 Million Suit After Docks Struggle
Just weeks before last Christmas, a Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) delegate was sacked from the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) facility in the Port of Melbourne. Unionists and community members responded with a nineteen day around the clock picket that stopped all container movements in and out of the VICT terminal. Now unions are being sued by the company for up to AU$100 million (US$75-80 million).
Sean RobertsonJanuary 25, 2018
Long on Rhetoric, Short on Detail: The Communist Party of Australia and the Hutchison Ports Dispute
The dispute that began in August 2015 with the sacking of 97 dock workers has been resolved. After months of negotiations between Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) and Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) representatives, a round of voluntary redundancies has occurred and a new enterprise agreement is now in place. The Communist Party of Australia (CPA), has printed its ‘analysis’ of this dispute, an analysis that is short on detail about the final outcome and long on windy rhetoric and Stalinist-style attacks against the so-called “ultra-left”.
Sean RobertsonFebruary 16, 2016
Hutchison Ports Dispute Ends With Dozens of Voluntary Redundancies
The dispute that began on the night of August 6, 2015, when Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) sacked 97 dockworkers (“wharfies”) by text message and email, has come to an end. So what was the end result of the dispute that some described as ‘the biggest confrontation on the Australian waterfront since the 1998 Patrick lock-out’?
Sean RobertsonJanuary 27, 2016
Left Voice launches campaign for 97 sacked Australian dock workers
Supporters of the news website Left Voice have launched a campaign in solidarity with the 97 dock workers employed by Hutchison Ports Australia who were sacked by text message and email on the night of August 6.
Sean RobertsonAugust 29, 2015
Australia: 97 dock workers sacked by Hutchison Ports remain locked out
After a week of magnificent union and community solidarity with the 97 dock workers sacked by Hutchison Ports Australia, the battle for their reinstatement has gone to court.
Sean RobertsonAugust 20, 2015
Australia: Almost 100 dock workers sacked by Hutchison Ports
On August 6, at half an hour before midnight, almost 100 dock workers received text messages on their mobile telephones asking them to check their emails. These members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) unsuspectingly logged on to their accounts only to find out that Hutchison Ports Australia had sacked them all by email.
Sean RobertsonAugust 13, 2015