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Egging the Prime Minister — 100 years on

100 years ago, Australians were in the middle of a divisive national debate on whether Australia ...  
Workers unite! Government force escalates as workers take to the streets

Workers must stand with fellow workers and unionists and not acquiesce to police demands to break ...  
Parliament cancelled: Is this the Coalition's idea of democratic 'reform'?

There are many things wrong with Australian democracy but stealthy reform by a Coalition Govern ...  
Government by seven High Court judges and the black letter of the Constitution

The confidence that the Turnbull Government is placing on the High Court to decide whether MPs ...  
Marriage equality: Don't be distracted by false conflicts with natural allies

Mike Dowson says presumptions and false conflicts keep us distracted from our common enemy — the ...  
Kevin Donnelly, the IPA, discredited studies and the Right's 'universal truth'

Kevin Donnelly uses a discredited IPA study as a benchmark for university education content and ...  
Raids on AWU and attacks on GetUp should alarm citizens

The recent raids on AWU offices in Sydney and Melbourne, seemingly in search for “dirt” on ...  
Europe watches nervously as Spain represses Catalonia’s independence

Catalonians call for a national strike as the world waits to see whether this will be met with ...  
Spasming vaginas, dark web news, erotic IQ? Melbourne, we have to talk!

Last week, Kerry Cue almost overdosed on Melbourne. You do need to be careful!  
War and democracy: Who decides?

When governments kill in large numbers they always do so for a "good reason" and we must be on gua ...  
Can Australia's socially democratic Left defeat neoliberalism?

There is an urgent need for an organised political Left to challenge current neoliberal economic ...  
North Queensland is a State of mind

One of the mistakes of our Federation is that North Queensland is not a separate state, writes ...  
Remembering Brisbane's ‘Big March’ — it’s still a simple case of freedom

Today, 8 September 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the 'Big March' from University of Queen ...  
Terrorism, highway robbery and the Commonwealth Bank

It has been alleged the CBA has funded terrorism, so why isn’t CEO Ian Narev being held under ...  
Our Parliament is in crisis over s44 technicality — not inequality

The s44 fiasco has already taken decent Senators but forcing Roberts out to be replaced by Hans ...  
Inequality not just about wealth but also about power

Inequality is growing because there is an uneven distribution of power.  
Rising inequality and the two party system

Unequal distribution of wealth is deepening the divisions between rich and poor and creating ...  
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