The political issues posed by the Australian election crisis

The ruling elites, whether in Australia or around the world, cannot return to the stable and predictable parliamentary forms through which they ruled in the past. The systemic breakdown of world economy, ever mounting geopolitical conflicts, the rising danger of war, and, above all, the political radicalisation underway within the working class and youth, preclude that possibility.

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Report signals renewed US pressure on Australia to line up against China
24 October 2016
The US Studies Centre document examines risks to the US-Australia alliance, raising concerns, in particular, about the lack of public support for the US military build-up in Asia.
Public rifts erupt in Australian government
22 October 2016
The internal warfare wracking the Liberal-National Coalition cannot be explained by a dispute over gun laws.
Report documents hunger across the Pacific
20 October 2016
The report points to the dire social consequences of extreme weather events and vast climatic changes across the Pacific.
UN committee condemns Australia’s Nauru refugee camp
19 October 2016
The Committee on the Rights of the Child described the treatment of children in the Australian-controlled detention centre as “inhumane and degrading.”

Australia: Large protest against Wyong hospital privatisation
19 October 2016
Unions New South Wales is seeking to channel widespread opposition to the attacks on healthcare behind the Labor Party.
Australia: Five workers killed in industrial incidents within a week
19 October 2016
Five workers died within seven days, pointing to increasingly unsafe conditions in the construction and transport industries.
Amnesty report: Australian government running torture detention on Nauru
18 October 2016
Efforts by Australian politicians to sell their detention model have helped create the conditions where governments around the world are regularly in breach of international law.
Report details widespread and rising poverty in Australia
18 October 2016
The growth of poverty is a direct result of the policies implemented by successive governments, Liberal-National and Labor alike.