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CPA Statement – The passing of the ABCC bill

December 2016
The Communist Party of Australia condemns in the strongest possible terms the passing of the bill re-establishing the former Howard government’s Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) by members of Turnbull’s Coalition government and nine unprincipled Senators on the cross benches. The passing of Tony Abbott’s bill leaves workers more vulnerable to dodgy workplace practices including those involving health and safety, criminalises legitimate trade union activity and for the first time ever outlaws pickets, including community pickets.  more ...

Current Issue of The Guardian

December 7, 2016 - click here for index of articles.

2017 – FIGHTBACK

The Communist Party of Australia condemns in the strongest possible terms the passing of the bill re-establishing the former Howard government’s Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). Nine unprincipled Senators on the cross benches joined members of Turnbull’s Coalition government in pushing the bill through on November 30. The ABBC bill and the Building Code that comes with it are a taste of what lies in store for all workers in 2017.   more ...

Editorial

Editorial – The force employers fear

The re-constituted Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) law targets the community’s support for workers and their union: a picket is made unlawful to those who are not employees directly involved in action. This aspect of the law is an indication of the anti-democratic, anti-people nature of the attack on organised labour: an attack on the right of workers to withdraw their labour which has wider implications, striking at the very basis of rights at work.  more ...

Government of bigotry and deception

The Turnbull government intends to launch an inquiry into freedom of speech, with specific reference to Article 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, under which penalties may be imposed for statements that attack people for their racial or ethnic origins.  more ...

CPA Statement – In defence of workers’ rights

The Communist Party of Australia condemns in the strongest possible terms the passing of the bill re-establishing the former Howard government’s Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) by members of Turnbull’s Coalition government and nine unprincipled Senators on the cross benches. The passing of [former prime minister] Tony Abbott’s bill leaves workers more vulnerable to dodgy workplace practices including those involving health and safety, criminalises legitimate trade union activity and for the first time ever outlaws pickets, including community pickets.  more ...

“Culture and Identity” – WA report into Aboriginal youth suicide

In March 2016, following another Aboriginal youth suicide in the remote north of Western Australia, the Education and Health Standing Committee of the WA Parliament decided to conduct an enquiry and present its report on November 17.  more ...

Taking Issue – Socialist Realism

The arts scene in post-revolutionary Russia was one of hectic activity and ferment. Initially there were those – mainly youngsters – who thought that anything that shocked their elders must be revolutionary, so obscenity must be super revolutionary! We’ve all met “revolutionaries” of that stamp.  more ...

Voices for peace from the Asia-Pacific – Guam calling

Dr Lisa Linda Natividad is an assistant professor at the University of Guam (Univetsedat Guahan) in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Division of Social Work and an activist in the cause of peace and social justice. She was recently in Australia to speak at the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network’s (IPAN) forum in Alice Springs and then join other activists in protest actions at the US’s Pine Gap communications and spy base. While in Sydney en route to Alice Springs Lisa spoke to Anna Pha from the Guardian.  more ...

Voices for peace from the Asia-Pacific – Message from Okinawa

Kosuzu Abe is a professor at the University of Ryukyus*, in the faculty of Law and Letters in Okinawa in Japan. She was in Australia for the IPAN public forum on Pine Gap in Alice Springs on September 30 and joined the public cavalcade to Pine Gap that followed. Participants from around Australia as well as overseas joined the protest actions calling for the closure of the base. It was the 50th anniversary of the opening of the US spy base and communications station. There are striking parallels between the experiences of the people of Okinawa and Guam as they are subjected against their will to militarisation by US forces. Kosuzu spoke to Anna Pha from the Guardian.  more ...

Philippines – Duterte seeks peace?

Filipino President Duterte oversaw a brutal anti-drug campaign but is now seeking peace with leftist revolutionaries and rejecting US pressure for more counterinsurgency warfare, writes Marjorie Cohn.  more ...

Culture & Life – The system is rigged

Donald Trump was right: the system is rigged! But it is rigged for the Republicans, not the Democrats, for conservatives, not progressives. And the result is the election of an extreme racist, misogynist authoritarian who may change the course of US and even world history.  more ...


Quote of the Week

I fight on the side of the revolution. Not of a man.

Olga Bernario Prestes
German-Brazilian Communist, captured and murdered by the Gestapo, 1942





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