Professor Ross Garnaut delivered his draft report examining the “impacts, challenges and opportunities” resulting from climate change to the federal and state governments on July 4. His
THE LATEST humiliating back-flip by the NSW government over its planned power sell-off indicates two things. Firstly, NSW Labor is facing a serious crisis. According to the polls, the Liberals
Individuals reducing their energy consumption will do nothing to tackle climate change
A SEVEN per cent swing against it in the Gippsland by-election, a truckies’ blockade in NSW and news that the rising cost of living has wiped out the benefits of Labor’s budget tax cuts testify
IN SYDNEY and across the world truck drivers are leading protests demanding relief from rising fuel costs.
THE GLOBAL financial crisis is making its mark in Australia. Speculation in global markets by superannuation fund managers has hurt the retirement savings of many ordinary Australians
THERE ARE 650 people to every wealthy person in the world, according to the World Wealth Report just released by investment bank, Merrill Lynch and business consultancy, Capgemini.
US AND British oil corporations have grabbed prime position in the jockeying to exploit Iraq’s oil resources.
NSW public sector unions including public servants, firefighters and train drivers are planning a united day of action on July 30 against the state government’s 2.5 per cent pay rise limit.
The Your Rights at Work campaign mobilised thousands of unionists to campaign against the Howard government and its vicious Workchoices laws. Yet over six months into the Rudd government’s term,
Solidarity spoke to Dean Mighell, secretary of the Southern States branch of the Electrical Trades Union
Solidarity summarises how much of WorkChoices Labor has reversed so far, what else it plans to change, and how much of Howard’s laws will be retained
On Saturday morning June 21 two construction workers were killed when their swing stage scaffolding fell from the side of a Gold Coast high-rise building site. The next day building sites across
WITH THE Pentagon finally admitting that the occupation of Afghanistan is in crisis, Pakistan has once again been thrown into the centre of the the “war on terror”.
Despite the massive enthusiasm for his campaign and some of his rhetoric, Barack Obama’s actual policies are disturbingly similar to those of the Bush administration
The new government’s review of the Northern Territory intervention is stacked with supporters of the policy, and looks set to whitewash the disastrous impact on Aboriginal people in the NT
THE WIDESPREAD acclaim for The Australian journalist Paul Toohey’s Last Drinks: The Impact of the Northern Territory Intervention (Quarterly Essay 30, June 2008), demonstrates just how deeply
Veteran journalist Jeff Waters has authored a new book investigating events surrounding the death in custody of Aboriginal man Mulrunji on Palm Island in late 2004, and the subsequent trial of
The threat of dangerous climate change is now widely acknowledged. So why won’t governments take serious action? Chris Breen examines the major proposed market solutions—and the alternatives.
Zimbabwe is in the midst of an enormous social and political crisis. Jarvis Ryan details the history of a troubled country
Review of Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders Jason L. Riley, Penguin USA
Review of A Well Founded Fear Directed by Bentley Dean and Anne Delaney
Review of Sex and the City, directed by Michael Patrick King Coming to DVD