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SEP (Australia) Melbourne by-election campaign

Melbourne voters speak to WSWS

By our reporters, July 23, 2012

Workers and young people at polling booths on Saturday spoke to SEP supporters about the Melbourne by-election.

Labor Party narrowly wins Melbourne election

By Patrick O’Connor, July 23, 2012

The crisis of Julia Gillard’s federal government overshadowed every aspect of the official campaign.

Vote 1 for Patrick O’Connor and the SEP in Melbourne

By Socialist Equality Party (Australia), July 20, 2012

A vote for the SEP is support for a socialist alternative to the pro-business agenda of the Labor Party, Greens and other parties of the political establishment.

The Australian pseudo-left and Greece’s SYRIZA

By Patrick O’Connor, July 20, 2012

The enthusiasm of the ex-lefts in Australia for the rise of Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left points to the reactionary political role that they will play here as social struggles develop.

End the blight of homelessness and housing stress

By Patrick O’Connor, SEP candidate for Melbourne, July 18, 2012

The roots of this social disaster lie in the pro-market agenda imposed by successive state and federal governments, Labor and Liberal alike.

Australian Greens manoeuvre for coalition government in Victoria

By Patrick O’Connor, SEP candidate for Melbourne, July 17, 2012

The Greens’ campaign has underscored their role as crucial props for the existing political setup.

SEP holds final election campaign meeting

By our reporters, July 16, 2012

Patrick O’Connor and SEP assistant national secretary James Cogan outlined the socialist and internationalist perspective underlying the party’s election campaign.

SEP candidate outlines socialist perspective at residents’ forum

By our reporters, July 13, 2012

O’Connor exposed the posturing of both the Labor and Greens’ candidates as opponents of Premier Ted Baillieu’s spending cuts.

Melbourne election triggers federal Labor government infighting

By Patrick O’Connor, SEP candidate for Melbourne, July 12, 2012

The rifts that have emerged in the Melbourne by-election campaign over the Greens reflect the enormous crisis wracking the Labor Party and the entire political establishment.

Coles warehouse strikers speak with Patrick O’Connor

By our reporters, July 11, 2012

At a Coles national distribution centre in Melbourne, 600 striking workers are enforcing a 24-hour picket, blocking trucks entering the facility.

Video: SEP candidate opposes Ford Australia stand-downs

By our reporters, July 10, 2012

Patrick O’Connor discussed the devastating impact of the current stand-downs with Ford workers and local residents in Broadmeadows.

Final SEP Melbourne election meeting on July 15

July 9, 2012

The Socialist Equality Party will hold its final public meeting for the Melbourne state by-election on Sunday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m.