Lawyer and NSW Left activist, Matt McGirr writes about why we should listen to Michael Moore about Donald Trump.
US film-maker and commentator Michael Moore has recently made an interesting case for why Trump will win the US presidential race If you missed it, Moore suggests that, for many Americans, a vote for Trump is a big "up-yours" to the whole political system.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
At the time of writing the results of the second election for the leadership of the Labour party in the space of 12 months are about to be announced. Jeremy Corbyn is widely expected to win again. The future of the party or, more precisely, the future of the relationship between the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) and the rest of the labour movement appears more uncertain and fragile than at any time in the party’s 116-year history. Sharp ideological and factional lines have been drawn. Tempers are not just fraying, they are being lost every day, with the results reported every few minutes on global social media for all to see.Read more
NSW Senator, Jenny McAllister, writes about what is next for women and superannuation.
Superannuation promises to be one of the major battlegrounds of the next parliament. We have a real opportunity to give effect to progressive values and make our retirement system fairer. If we are to do this opportunity justice, however, we need to make sure we address the gender gap in retirement outcomes.Read more