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 arising needs.
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 legislation.
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.