Australia: A few bad eggs? The collapse of Australian Capital Reserve

Written by Simon Williams in Australia Monday, 13 August 2007
Australian Capital Reserve recently went bust leaving thousands of small investors at risk of impoverishment, among them pensioners who were convinced to sink their life savings into their various speculative schemes. It has already been made clear that the small investors will be the last to receive any compensation, an example of what we may see elsewhere.

Australia: Kevin Rudd doesn’t get it but the capitalists do - the coming election will be fought on class lines

Written by Simon Williams Tuesday, 19 June 2007
The forthcoming federal election in Australia is shaping up to be an almighty contest between the classes in spite of the moderate stance of the Labour leaders. The Australian workers are fed up with anti-trade union legislation and are turning to Labour on the electoral front as a way of combating these.

Massive mobilisation of workers all over Australia

Written by Martyn Rogers in Sydney Thursday, 30 November 2006
One year since the massive mobilisations against the introduction of draconian anti-trade union laws, the workers of Australia today showed their determination to keep the struggle alive. Over 250,000 turned out across Australia in rallies to protest.

Australia: Queensland State Elections – landslide for Labor

Written by Stuart Gorman in Australia Tuesday, 12 September 2006
The recent Queensland election was called against a backdrop of crisis in the public health system and problems with water and electricity supply. The choice was between between a right-wing Labor party and the avowedly anti-worker policies of the Coalition.

Australia: Defend the 107 - Defend the right to strike

Written by Simon Blake in Western Australia Monday, 28 August 2006
Construction workers in Western Australia are in the front line of a vicious attack under the Coalition government's anti-union laws. This Tuesday, one hundred and seven workers will be in court where they face ruinous fines of up to AU$28,600. The fines are for a strike which was called to protect safety at work and to defend a sacked union representative.

The whip of counter-revolution: Australian workers mobilise against Howard attacks

Written by Hal Roberts, NTEU Murdoch Branch, Perth (Personal Capacity) Friday, 18 November 2005
On Tuesday over 500,000 Australian workers came out on demonstrations across the country to protest against the latest draconian anti-trade union laws, with 200,000 at the Melbourne rally. The mood on the rallies was very militant. The Australian working class is returning to its best traditions of struggle, and this is only the beginning.

Australia: Massive Demonstration in Sydney

Written by Mike Newman Friday, 21 March 2003
There was a massive demonstration on the day the war started. The write-up in the Sydney Morning Herald made things clear...

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