Swing to the Right: Autopsy of the 2019 Federal Election

The 2019 federal election was billed as the “un-loseable election” with Newspoll predicting the ALP would form government with 77 seats. Even Sportsbet was so confident in a Labor win that they paid out early to punters. Of course, events on election night showed just how wrong pundits were, with all major parties losing first preference votes to smaller parties.

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Communists In Trade Unions

In Australia, Communists held union office in several strategic unions, much to the alarm of the CIA at the time. The role of Communists in bucking the system with successful strike struggles lead to many lessons learned from communist involvement in trade unions.

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“Newstart” Or A Dead End?

Seven hundred and thirty nine thousand children living in poverty. This is the nation that’s allegedly young and free. It’s incredibly hard to live free with uncertainty about your survival and dignity. That is the underlying promise of our society isn’t it? Freedom and dignity. When did we allow the bar to be set lower instead of higher?

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Poverty - Capitalism's Inevitable Partner

Modern media & politics does not critically analyse the relationship between capitalism and poverty. It also fails to take into account a proper solution or response to the problem at hand. In this article the relationship between capitalism and poverty and actions we, as Marxist-Leninists/socialists should be taking to help alleviate the conditions for these victims of capitalism.

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