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  • Britain: After the referendum

    Britain: After the referendum

    By Hannah Sell, Socialist Party Deputy General Secretary England & Wales “The referendum result may well go down in history as the pitchfork moment”, declared the Financial Times (FT), wailing the anger and despair of Britain’s elite at the decision by the majority of voters in Britain to leave the […]

  • A real sharing economy would remove the profit motive

    A real sharing economy would remove the profit motive

    By Tim Tran Today you can choose from hundreds of thousands of short-stay rooms in 192 countries as well as hail a ride in over 60 countries with just the push of a button on your smart phone. AirBnB and Uber have become household names with millions of people now […]

  • Homelessness increasing as housing crisis worsens

    Homelessness increasing as housing crisis worsens

    By Kat Galea Over 80,000 houses are suspected to be lying empty across Melbourne while 35,000 languish on the Victorian public housing waiting list. A report released in December last year by Prosper Australia estimated occupancy rates by gauging water usage and found that 82,724 properties appeared to be unused. […]

  • The steel industry crisis explained

    The steel industry crisis explained

    By David Elliott In April, steel manufacturer Arrium went into voluntary administration, potentially threatening 8,000 jobs – 3,000 in Whyalla, South Australia, where the steelworks are. Arrium has been hit by declining iron ore prices in their mining arm, and are losing money through their steelworks. The closure of the […]

  • What strategy to combat the far right?

    What strategy to combat the far right?

    A Socialist Party comment A peaceful rally against racism was called in Melbourne’s inner northern suburb of Coburg for May 28. Two far right hate groups, the United Patriots Front and the True Blue Crew, both of which are led by various neo-Nazis, tried to march down Bell Street and […]