Wayne Swan’s ‘Costello lite’ budget

Despite all the rhetoric Kevin Rudd and Wayne Swan’s first budget was not a budget for working families. This was a neo liberal budget full of cuts and full of incentives to the private sector. It looks after the big end of town and because of this business groups have given the budget the thumbs […]

Australia’s housing crisis

Time to nationalise the banks and invest in public housing! Thousands of people face losing their homes in Australia, with more than a million households living in ‘housing stress’. This combined with the worst-ever house affordability figures and soaring rents points towards a serious housing crisis in Australia.