The idea that Aboriginal inequality is caused by the racist attitudes of ordinary people is widespread. Yet it was not working-class attitudes to Aborigines that drove the Australian government’s 2007 intervention into Northern Territory Aboriginal communities. Instead, elements of the middle class played a crucial role.
Diane Fieldes looks at the dismal experience of the Gillard government. She argues that the formation of a minority Labor government with the backing of the Greens and populist independents did not create an opportunity for the left as many thought it would in 2010.
Diane Fieldes looks at the impact on the family of women's increased participation in the paid workforce.
Diane Fieldes reviews a fascinating new work that documents the early formation of working class consciousness in Australia.
Gavin Stanbrook and Diane Fieldes celebrate the life of a pioneering Indigenous activist and trade unionist.
Diane Fields analyses the new contours of imperialism after the fall of the USSR.
Diane Fieldes and Jordan Humphreys look at how rank and file higher education workers rebelled against attempts by both university managements and their own union to impose job losses and attacks on their wages and conditions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diane Fieldes reviews Sam Oldham's book about radical Australian trade unionism in the 1970s.