SEP campaign against Australia’s anti-democratic electoral laws

SEP holds online meeting to fight Australia’s new anti-democratic election laws

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) held an online public meeting on Sunday October 31, pushing ahead with its campaign to inform and mobilise young people and workers against Australia’s new anti-democratic electoral laws.

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Amid the global resurgence of COVID-19, anti-democratic bills have been rushed through Australia’s parliament to suppress opposition to the criminal “reopening” drive by the capitalist class.

The laws seek to strip party registration from all those political parties, including the Socialist Equality Party, that do not currently have parliamentary representation, by trebling the number of members required from 500 to 1,500 to be officially recognised.

The SEP has always opposed these laws, which give the state apparatus the power to decide which parties have support in the population. Under protest, however, we have submitted the names of 500 electoral members in time for each election in order to exercise our right to stand candidates under our party name.

Apply for electoral membership of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

The working class must have a political voice, which the ruling class through its latest legislation is seeking to stifle. The opposition to the dictates of big business and its political servants needs to be guided by a socialist program that puts the social needs of working people—above all their health and lives—ahead of the private profits of the wealthy few. The SEP alone fights for this perspective.

Our party fights:
● For a scientific program to eradicate the coronavirus pandemic against the criminal, “herd immunity” policies of the ruling elite.
● For an end to militarism and war.
● Against all forms of nationalism and racism and for the unity of the international working-class.
● For the social rights of the working class, including quality, free education and healthcare for all, and a decent, full-time job with permanent conditions for those able to work.
● For a workers’ government and socialism, that is a society in which the working-class democratically controls the wealth that it produces, not the banks and the billionaires.

Fill out this form to apply to join the SEP as an electoral member. The membership fee is $5 (waged) or $2 (unwaged/student).

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) intensified its campaign against Australia’s new anti-democratic electoral laws with a well-attended online public meeting on Sunday September 19. Those logging in came from across Australia, as well as from New Zealand, Britain and the US. Many were attending their first SEP meeting with numerous enthusiastic chat messages and several deciding after the event to apply to become electoral members.

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