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Vote for Duncan - a Coles worker and committed union activist who is currently taking on Coles' dodgy new workplace agreement at the Fair Work Commission, which is set to fleece workers of $40 million annually by cutting weekend penalty rates! Duncan has also led the fight within the SDA against the current leadership's homophobic stance on marriage equality. Please vote and share! #auspol   #sda   #coles   #marriageequality  

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#auspol #ausunions #abbott #hockey #pyne #budget2015 #imstickingwithtony #redflag #socialistalternative #fuckfeehikes  

(Assuming there was even a 'budget crisis' which there isn't, read the full article for more.)

"It would be very easy to pay down the debt and eliminate wasteful government spending, while simultaneously increasing living standards for workers and pensioners.

The simplest way would be to get the rich to pay tax. Between 2006 and 2012, Labor and Coalition governments made a series of income tax cuts, forgoing more than $71 billion every year from the top 10 percent of income earners, according to a 2014 Australia Institute policy brief. Reversing those cuts would put the government in surplus within 12 months."

Say, why didn't they think of that one yet? Joe, Tony - come here quick! lt's not hard at all, all you need to do is actually tax the biggest bunch of leaners out there - the rich!

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#auspol   #auspolitics   #ausunions    #Pyne   #Abbott   #feedereg   #debtsentence   #nofeehikes   #fuckfeehikes   #highered   #redflag  

Absolutely appalling - students protesting Education Minister Christopher Pyne this morning over his plans to deregulate tuition fees have been brutally pepper sprayed by riot police. Fee deregulation will condemn students to a lifetime worth of debt (modelling has shown $100,000 degrees will become standard) and coupled with cuts to Youth Allowance will further entrench student poverty which is at an all time high in Australia. This policy is violent and will result in untold misery if it gets through. If there's anybody who deserves a can of mace to the eyes it's Christopher Pyne.

If this makes your blood boil, if you think education should be a right and not a privilege for posh bastards like Christopher Pyne, make sure to come to the national day of protest against Pyne's attacks on Wednesday March 25! Check your university campus for details. 

We beat his Bill last year and we can beat it again! 

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In search of an antidote to the bullshit you just read in the #Murdoch  press? Follow and subscribe to Australia's fastest growing new left wing fortnightly Red Flag! For the most cutting edge left wing news and analysis from Australia. Red Flag is the newspaper of Socialist Alternative.

#auspol   #auspolitics   #ausunions   #leftwing   #socialism   #marxism   #revolution   #anticapitalist   #budget2014   #tonyabbott   #imstickingwithtony   #redflag   #socialistalternative  

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Get sharing Brisbane! Important national rally called by the Australian Council of Trade Unions to fight against Abbott and the Liberals' right wing agenda of social welfare cuts - and even more alarmingly - attacks on workers' rights! Wednesday March 4 at 12pm outside QLD Parliament House.

And make sure to come march with me in Socialist Alternative Brisbane's Red Bloc - we've been the most ardent fighters against the Liberals here in Brisbane, leading the charge against Pyne's fee deregulation last year, and we want to continue to build the kind of radical, revolutionary socialist politics we know we're gonna need to not just be best prepared to fight the Liberals in the here and now, but to win a whole new world free of class and oppression.

#auspol #ausunions #ausIR  #brisbane #redflag #socialistalternative   #socialism  #marxism #anticapitalist #leftwing  #tonyabbott  #libspill #imstickingwithtony #actu 
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Holy shit cannot wait for the next edish of Red Flag! Looking forward to Ben Hillier's article 'The political void' on Australia's political malaise, April Holcombe's article on why Russell Brand is right to say we need a revolution, John Percy's interview with one of the freedom riders who was one of the students aboard the Student Action for Aborigines bus - fifty years on! - and Shail Shah's article on Malcolm X, which will be useful reading in the lead up to Socialist Alternative Brisbane​'s upcoming meeting on his life on Tuesday 24 February!

PLUS: Free Black Panther liftout poster, Chinese workers on the defensive but still fighting, The system behind sexism, Climate change pain coming for 'sunburnt country', QLD workers can't rest easy after election, and much more.

If you're left wing how can you say no! Subscribe to the sharpest, most insightful left wing news and analysis in Australia today by getting a $10 introductory subscription to Red Flag, and help us rebuild the radical left wing politics we so sorely need in this country to beat back the Liberal's rotten agenda! To subscribe visit www.redflag.org.au/subscribe.

#auspol #ausunions #ausIR   #redflag #socialistalternative   #socialism  #marxism #anticapitalist #leftwing   #tonyabbott  #libspill #imstickingwithtony  #actu 
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Take back the country. Support the sit-in!
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Haha too good! Changing their face doesn't change the disgusting anti-worker politics of the Liberal Party. Malcolm Turnbull - the former investment banker worth a whopping $186 million! - is just as bent on scrapping penalty rates and lowering the minimum wage as Tony Abbott.

For more check out +Red Flag​ or www.redflag.org.au

#libspill #auspol #Abbott #Turnbull #redflag
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No to attacks on workers rights! No to cutting penalty rates! And no to reducing the already pitiful minimum wage. Who else is going to the national protest against Abbott and the Liberals' right wing, anti-worker agenda? Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/880474998670889/ 

#auspol   #australia   #unions   #abbott   #march4  
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