Issue 93: 2 June to 8 June 2022

## Election and after and after

Is Australia’s election result a teal revolution or an old story of centre-right flight?
Van Badham | The Guardian
Menzies learned from his Waikiki-holiday-level misjudgment. The Liberal party he led to creation in 1944 re-amalgamated those on the centre-right into a liberal-dominated movement rather than a conservative one. 

Queensland Greens, buoyed by success, are marching on the ’burbs. Be careful.
Guy Rundle | Crikey
Their commitment to grassroots activism has paid off — but they remain a party of the knowledge class.

Putting socialist politics on the map in Melbourne
Cory Oakley | Red Flag

Dutton and Trump politics
Lucy Hamilton | Pearls and Irritations
The mainstream media in Australia is currently whitewashing fascist politics. It is not just sycophantic, or lazy, journalism. It is dangerous.

Preparing for Another Australia
Winnie Dunn | Meanjin
In such an unstable time, we need to start imagining an alternative. If viruses, floods, pollution and war are our current reality, we need a new one. We need another Australia.

Australian businesses benefited from rising prices. Workers? Not so much 
Greg Jericho | The Guardian
Strong GDP figures and growth is disguising what’s really happening: a shift to an economy where workers get less and less of their fair share. You can’t eat GDP.

A quiet coup for technopopulism? The anti-politics of the 2022 election
Scott Robinson | Overland

Australian Diplomacy in the Pacific Is Driven by Self-Interest
Chris Dite | Jacobin

Working class moves Left under conditions of crisis
Davey Heller | Independent Australia

Memo RBA: we ought to live with inflation, more of it
John Quiggin | John Quiggin’s Blogstack

The election and the teals: the new social liberalism in a knowledge society
Guy Rundle | Arena
This is not only a new development in Australia, but in the anglosphere Westminster system, and it should not be underestimated or misunderstood.

## The Price of Power

If Australia taxed windfall gas profits we could invest billions in renewables and get off fossil fuels for good
Richard Denniss | The Guardian
Just as the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow, Australians have now learned the hard way that the coal trains don’t always run and the coal-fired power stations often break down.

ACT reaps dividend from 100 pct renewables as energy bills fall despite market chaos
Michael Mazengarb | Renew Economy
Both households and businesses in Canberra stand to benefit from the lower electricity costs, even as consumers in most other states face bill hikes of up to 18 per cent, or more.

A major chance for renewal – if Labor can sell it
Christine Wallace | Age/SMH

The Galileo gambit: the tactic that needs to be put to rest
Rupen Savoulian | Green Left
Pseudo scientists and cranks of all kinds — from global warming deniers to creationists to COVID-19 denialists — will at some point claim that when the scientific establishment rejects their ideas they are, in fact, the equivalent of Galileo: unfairly maligned mavericks confronting a hostile and dogmatic orthodoxy.

To Take Real Action on Climate Change, Australia Must Rebuild Its Public Sector
James Clark, Cat Nadel | Jacobin

New Resources Minister backs Kimba nuke dump
Nick G | Vanguard

## Schools, care and campaigns

New Education Minister Jason Clare can fix the teacher shortage crisis – but not with Labor’s election plan
Pasi Sahlberg | The Conversation
The teacher shortage in Australia has reached crisis levels. But this must be addressed by improving the working conditions for existing teachers, not by cash incentives to university students.

The Australian Education Union betrayal of Victorian public school workers and the need for rank-and-file committees
Committee for Public Education | World Socialist Web Site

Assange is still in jail – what can the new government do?
Greg Barns  | Michael West

Kinship carers left broken and abandoned by states
Nancy Notzon | The Saturday Paper
Hundred of thousands of children have been left in the unofficial care of relatives, many of whom are suffering severe financial stress with no support – and in some cases outright intimidation – from child protection authorities.

What happens when a loved one is consumed by anti-vaccine conspiracy theories? In Dyani’s case, she wrote a book
Dyani Lewis | Crikey

Tamil family leave WA bound for Biloela
Nick Gibbs | The New Daily
The family of Tamil asylum seekers held in detention for more than four years have finally begun their journey home to the central Queensland town of Biloela.

Aust failing to limit coal mine methane emissions says report
Marty Silk | The New Daily
Methane can trap 82.5 times more heat than carbon dioxide, accelerating short-term global warming.

NSW Teachers Federation State Council opposes AUKUS 
Kerry Smith | Green Left