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We defeat the “Ensuring Integrity” Bill: tactical victory or strategic breakthrough?

We defeat the “Ensuring Integrity” Bill: tactical victory or strategic breakthrough?

How should union movement activists define the first defeat of the Ensuring Integrity Bill (EIB)? A major strategic breakthrough or a significant tactical achievement? And why does it matter? The May Federal election showed the limits of a union strategy focussed almost exclusively on the parliamentary road to fairness. During the election campaign Morrison and…

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Dependence on private corporations to fix inequality and climate change will be a dead end

Dependence on private corporations to fix inequality and climate change will be a dead end

Global economy faces $19tn corporate debt timebomb, warns IMF Here we have the IMF warning the capitalist class, and the governments that protect it, that they have a problem. Interest on corporate debt that cannot be repaid. It’s yet another problem of their own making. The IMF is a capitalist institution and is one of…

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Just transition and green new deals – “Plan B AAA-Rated”: workers taking charge

Just transition and green new deals – “Plan B AAA-Rated”: workers taking charge

The Australian school students strike on September 20 put forward 3 general demands for climate justice, that they have repeated since: “But words aren’t enough to stop the devastating impact of climate change. Which is why we need movements. To keep on pushing for real action on our demands: No new coal, oil or gas projects, including…

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