The history in general of Australia's
working-class political struggle
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- Workers vs. new right-wing gov't
- Social gains will not be dismantled.
Workers World, March 28 1996. The new right-wing
Liberal government has announced its support for Tweed
Valley, giving the labor struggle a political character.
- Rioters Storm Parliament in Australia
- Reuter, Monday 19 August 1996. Rioters stormed
Australia's parliament Monday in protest against labor
reforms and proposed budget cuts. Aborigines, students,
welfare groups and unions have slammed the budget cuts
as racist and unjust and vowed to fight them.
- Political Resolution
- By the Communist Party of Australia, published in the Guardian (CPA), 16 October 1996. The
changing character of the world and policies to address
- Mobil's use of workplace act stopped
- By Dave Mizon, in ICG Labour News, 4 March 1997. At a mass
meeting on February 14, members of the Construction, Forestry,
Mining and Energy Union, the Electrical Trades Union and the
Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, agreed on a settlement
in the long-running dispute with Mobil-Toyo.
- 25,000 rally against anti-union law
- By Anthony Benbow, in Green Left Weekly,
4 May 1997. Massive protest of the
third wave of anti-labor
- The movement is worth more
- By Jonathan Singer, Green Left Weekly,
2 May 1999. May Day symbolizes the working class's fighting
spirit and tradition of struggle. In 1924 the NSW Labour
Council urged that dinners, sports, and picnics are not
enough for this holiday. It needs to be a day of demonstrations
expressing growing class-consciousness and a declaration of war
upon capitalist society; a program to move ahead on the basis
of the interests of workers.
- Sex Workers Fight for Legalization
- By Claire Baker and Sarah Stephen, Green Left News, 31 May 1999.
The repeal of all laws that penalise prostitutes is a feminist
issue. Article based on interviews with a representative of
Phoenix, a sex workers' advocacy, outreach and support service.