Read an excerpt from the book Knocking The Top Off: A People’s History of Alcohol in Australia about the fight for equal pay.
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They publish left-wing, radical and socialist books by Australian authors. They have kindly shared excerpts from their range of books for the Commons Library community to read.
Two pivotal events that set the platform for contemporary campaigning by Australian LGBTQI+ movements: union bans and 1978 Mardi Gras protest.
Read about the history of opposition to uranium mining in Australia in the 1970s and early 1980s regarding union bans and uranium exports.
Read an excerpt from the book, The New Theatre: People Plays and Politics Behind Australia’s Radical Theatre.
Read an excerpt from the book, Without Bosses: Radical Trade Unionism in the 1970s, about workers retaining the right to strike.
Read an account of Perth’s first two major conservation campaigns, the preservation of Kings Park bushland and the survival of Mounts Bay.
Learn how workers in Weipa forced a mining company to accommodate collective bargaining by combining strike action and a port blockade.
Brave Enough to say ‘No’: William White and the Fight against Military Conscription during the Vietnam War
Learn about the teacher’s, William White, fight against Military Conscription during the Vietnam War in Australia.
Read about the role that women played in unemployed movements during the Depression Years in Australia in this book excerpt by Janey Stone.
Unemployed workers during the Great Depression, the repression they faced, and the protests and tactics they used to fight for their rights.