New Zealand government extends troop deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan
21 September 2018
The announcement that troops will remain in Iraq and Afghanistan further demolishes claims that the NZ Labour Party-NZ First-Greens coalition government is a “progressive” alternative.
Australian government planning to reopen strategic Papua New Guinea naval base
21 September 2018
The return of the Australian and US navies to Manus Island would be a significant preparation for a US-led war against China.
Western Australia: Indigenous boys drown trying to escape police
19 September 2018
The two teenagers were so terrified of being taken into police custody that they tried to escape by swimming across a dangerous river.
Australia’s financial newspaper warns of another global crash
19 September 2018
The prospect of a financial meltdown is propelling a drive to refashion the political establishment to suppress the anticipated eruption of working-class unrest.

Australian government calls royal commission into aged care but numerous reports have already exposed major crisis
17 September 2018
Neglect, mistreatment and shocking conditions are an everyday reality for many now living in residential aged care.
Australian unions amass wealth as membership plummets
14 September 2018
The transformation of the unions into corporate operations cannot be explained by corruption and it is not unique to Australia.
Australia: Union calls one-day stoppage at University of Newcastle
14 September 2018
The National Tertiary Education Union’s demands centre on maintaining the “consultative” and “committee” structures through which it has helped management impose restructuring and job cuts.
Chelsea Manning speaks in New Zealand
13 September 2018
After being denied entry to Australia, Manning spoke to audiences in New Zealand about her decision to leak US military documents, her time in prison and her political activism over the past year.