Treasurer’s biography fuels rifts in Australian government
25 July 2014
Hockey essentially blames Prime Minister Abbott for the political crisis over the budget.
Australia Post report points to massive cuts to jobs and services
25 July 2014
A consultants’ report reveals advanced plans to wind back postal deliveries, outsource more jobs and cut wages.
On the centenary of WWI: Socialism and the fight against war
25 July 2014
One hundred years on, amid the most severe global economic breakdown since the 1930s, a new world war is in the making.
Australian prime minister lauded over anti-Russian stance and MH17 resolution
23 July 2014
All the establishment parties have come together in a display of “national unity,” based on condemnations of Russia, manufactured sorrow and boasts of Australia strutting the “world stage.”

Audit report sets out a corporate blueprint for social counter-revolution

The Australian government’s National Commission of Audit report, released yesterday, lays out the agenda dictated by the financial and corporate elite for the wholesale destruction of the post-World War II social welfare system, and the driving down of the wages to levels below those already imposed in the US and Europe.

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Australia: Queensland by-election highlights discontent over austerity
23 July 2014
The state government’s defeat reflects, in a confused form, the widespread outrage toward the assault by state and federal governments on social spending.
UN resolution on Flight MH17: Australia the cat’s paw for US threats against Russia
22 July 2014
The Australian government’s diplomatic intervention is carefully coordinated with Washington.
Australian political establishment threatens Russia over MH17 crash
19 July 2014
The Australian political elite functions as a chief diplomatic adjunct to Washington’s aggressive intrigues in every corner of the globe.
Australia illegally detains Sri Lankan refugees in prison ship
19 July 2014
Imprisonment in these inhuman conditions is clearly in violation of international law.