Renter's Rights

NSW Left activist, Donherra Walmsley, writes about housing affordability and renter's rights.

In a plot twist absolutely no-one (read – actually everyone) saw coming, the most recently released Household, Income and Labour Dynamics (HILDA) Report revealed that in the next few years the proportion of Australians who own their own home will drop below 50%. For Australians between 25 and 34, levels of home ownership are already well below that, sitting at 29.2% in 2014, according to the report.

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Universal Basic Income

NSW Left member and Deputy Chair of the NSW Labor Economics Committee, Luke Whitington, explains Universal Basic Income 

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Poker Machine Reform

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Allison Keogh is a spokesperson for the Alliance for Gambling Reform. Here she tells her story growing up in a household affected by gambling addiction and why Government needs to do more about tackling poker machine addiction.

As a kid, all I knew were Labor governments. I was 10 years old when the Hawke government was elected and 23 years old when Keating lost office.

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What comes first: prevention or profits?

NSW Left activist, Elly Howse, writes about a Labor vision on preventative health policy

The Labor Party in Australia has a long history of driving policies and investment in health. Most famous of these policies is the development of the Medicare universal healthcare scheme – the envy of many across the world. But Labor has been successful in other key areas for health too, for example the recent achievement of plain packaging of cigarettes by the Gillard Government in 2012.

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Campus culture: it’s time to fix it

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Summer Hill MP, Jo Haylen, writes about the action needed to stamp out sexual assault and harassment at university campuses.

Sexual assault anywhere, anytime and committed by anybody is an unforgivable act. 

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