Bursting Our Bubble

Emma Maiden writes about what it will take to continue the push for equality for women

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Why a sugar tax won't work

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Women are fighting back

 

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Chloe Smith is a unionist, feminist, student activist and spends her days smashing the patriarchy. Here she writes about the global fightback in a Donald Trump world/

For many women, Donald Trump’s election as president confirmed what a lot of us already knew. It told us that the standards set for women to succeed in public office are set immeasurably higher than they are for men, despite the influx of women politicians and leaders over the previous decades. It told us that the old cry that allegations of sexual assault will ruin a man’s career is a fallacy, as long as that man holds any sort of power or can turn a profit for someone else. And it told us that the women’s movement still has a lot of work to do to achieve our economic, social, and political freedom - and, in fact, that the victory we have fought for is much further away than we may have imagined. 

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The Renewable Wars Aren't Over

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Mark Butler

 

I’m proud that Labor’s Climate Change Action Plan includes a target of 50 per cent of our energy from renewable sources by 2030. This is an achievable, sensible, emission reduction and energy modernisation policy which when implemented will place Australia at the forefront of the growing global renewable energy economy. It places Labor on the right side of public opinion, but much more importantly, it places Labor on the right side of history.

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Why we should listen to Michael Moore about Donald Trump

Lawyer and NSW Left activist, Matt McGirr writes about why we should listen to Michael Moore about Donald Trump.

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States have the power to combat inequality

The ACT Labor Government has just won a historic 5th term. Not only did we win another 4 years in Government, but maintained our primary vote and saw a 3% swing against the Liberals. This result is all the more impressive given the rancorous and negative campaign waged against Labor by the conservatives, attacking the Government's tax reform and public transport plans.

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The Little Red Hen gets her bread back

It has been twenty years since the Howard government passed the Workplace Relations Act. One of the significant changes to industrial relations law that this legislation introduced, freedom of association provisions, included a right not to join a trade union. This paper examines those changes and their effects, the background and arguments that underlie freedom of association and argues that the current arrangements are logically, economically, legally and morally flawed.  It then posits an alternative to the current regime.

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Corbyn Explained

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Melbourne-based Labor activist, Michael Fisher is a member of the FSU and works as a policy researcher. Here he analyses the British Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.

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What's next for women's super?

NSW Senator, Jenny McAllister, writes about what is next for women and superannuation.

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Confessions from the campaign trail

Former Labor candidate for Bennelong, Lyndal Howison, writes about the ups-and-downs of being candidate for Federal Parliament.

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