Prime minister barely survives leadership challenge in Australia
21 August 2018
The constant factor in the turmoil of official Australian politics has been political tensions arising from ever more volatile international geo-strategic and economic conflicts.
Australian thunderstorm asthma deaths inquest reveals health system breakdown
20 August 2018
Triple 0 callers were told an ambulance was on the way when it had not been dispatched.
Australian police killed mentally ill young woman seconds after arriving at scene
18 August 2018
The Coroner’s Court was told that 42 percent of those shot by police in Australia between 1989 and 2011 were suffering from a mental illness.
Lessons of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s sellout: Build rank-and-file committees! Unite the working class against the Labour government!
18 August 2018
The sellout of the nurses’ struggle by the union bureaucracy raises the need for rank-and-file committees and a fight to unite the working class against austerity and for socialism.


Alcoa workers strike in Western Australia
18 August 2018
The stoppage expresses growing opposition to the corporate giant’s global cost-cutting operation.
Australia: Transport union cancels Victorian bus drivers strike
17 August 2018
The TWU’s suppression of the stoppage was the outcome of a sordid back-room conspiracy, involving the union, the companies and the Victorian state Labor government.
Australian government facing defeat over energy policy and company tax cuts
17 August 2018
It is clear from the events of this week that the government’s two signature policies are in tatters.
Australian Daily Telegraph lawyers plead “truth defence” in Geoffrey Rush defamation case
16 August 2018
The Murdoch media empire is prepared to spend vast sums to defeat Rush’s defamation suit.