The Left on Labour Day 2011

Labour Day, Brisbane, 2011

Socialist groups missed an opportunity this Labour Day.

There has been a shift inside the Labour movement and the Left has not recognised it fully nor have they responded to it.

Observe the Labour Day march in Brisbane this year. For the first time not a single Labor party politician up the front of the march.Go to Article

Brisbane Labour Day Celebrations 2011

The Qld Council of Unions Labour Day Committee have organised a March and Celebration to be held on Monday 2 May, 2011.

10:00am March Commences from the Cnr of Wharf & Turbot Sts, please check with your union for details of your assembly area.

12:00pm Family Fun Day at the RNA Showgrounds, Oval 2.… Go to Article

Hard Times for economic refugees

As people are already aware, the main focus of the 2007 election campaign is interest rates on housing mortgages. This is underlined by the number of times the shadow treasurer, Wayne Swan, mentioned interest rates in the debate with Treasurer Costello on 30 October 2007.

Video: Port Hedland Refugee Detention Centre, 2001

Unfortunately it is the lower paid people with large mortgages that will pay for banks increasing the cost of borrowing.… Go to Article

Your Rights at Work

The slogan “Your Rights at Work” is now part of Australia’s popular culture.

For example, trainers who run onto the field during 2007 National Rugby League finals wear “Your Rights at Work” T-shirts, their slogan viewed by millions.

BushTelegraph published the ALP’s industrial relations policy when it was released in May 2007.… Go to Article

Support the Palm Island community in their bid to run the Palm Island store.

Please sign the open letter, in the following link, to the Qld. government in support of the Palm Island Community Store Aboriginal Corporation’s bid to manage the Palm Island store instead of government appointees.

Please  distribute the link through your networks.

 http://paradigmoz.wordpress.com/an-open-letter-to-the-queensland-government-in-support-of-palm-island-community-control-of-the-palm-island-community-store/

  The Palm Island store is currently owned by the Queensland Government. … Go to Article

The 1967 referendum: ‘Give Aboriginals Citizenship Rights!’

The Aboriginal community and all supporters of justice are invited to….

Dawn Service

When: Sat May 26, 6:45am

Where: Sorry Park, Cnr Hill End Tce & Forbes St, West End

Marking the 40th anniversary of the victory of the 1967 referendum

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Photo from the 1966 May Day march in Queen Street Brisbane

The referendum came about as a result of many years of organising by the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, which was formed on the 13 February 1958 in Adelaide.… Go to Article