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Labor’s Climate Crime

It’s no surprise to anyone that the Liberal Party has time and time again bailed out on the question of the environment, but what alternative does the Labor Party offer? The short answer is none. The Labor Party has continued its commitment to coal and proposed significant cuts to climate spending, while massively increasing the […]

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“But I, being poor, have only my dreams”: POETRY AND THE WORKER

Yeats’ ‘Easter 1916’ poem addresses the rising, and it vacillates between admiration for the rebels and criticism of Britain’s response, in particular reckoning that everything now is different: “All changed, changed utterly: / A terrible beauty is born”. Note the oxymoron: Yeats writes in another poem “Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone”. He thus questions whether the deaths were needless, as England might have granted Ireland its freedom without the rebellion.

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Solidarity Forgone

There are a host of reasons for the decline of unionism. But more than anything else, we can blame forgetfulness. I’m coming back to Vonnegut here, whose socialism came from humanism, not from Marx. In America, whom Australia inevitably follows, Vonnegut thought that the majority of people were unaware of the great contributions of socialism “to elevate the self-respect, the dignity and political acumen…of our working class”.

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UQ JACS

Something sorely lacking during my own time spent at university was a sense of community. The majority of my first year had been spent behind a computer screen and I had quickly learnt that trying to make friends through a zoom chat is not an easy feat.

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Invasion Day

The 26th of January is the day that the land (Australia) was claimed by Arthur Phillip as a British colony. A day many celebrate as the beginning of Australia as a country. This is incorrect. Australia became a country in 1901. It celebrates and embrace the false narrative and history that Australia was settled peacefully, not invaded and hides the fact that White Australia has a Black History.

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Student Access Plans*

STUDENT ACCESS PLANS SAPs are communication tools, between you and your course coordinators, which convey the adjustments you may need to ensure you have equal access to learning, and to remove any barriers to participation. SAPs include discussion surrounding in-class participation, activities, and assessments as well as recommendations for reasonable adjustments in your courses to […]

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