Today Labor have entered government in a period of significant working class decline. Wages are stagnating, inflation is skyrocketing and the captialist class are demanding significant cuts from a neoliberal Albanese administration. Far from expecting a sympathetic government, workers can expect Labor to rule from the rich. There have been many significant periods of working class struggle under and against Labor government, the anti conscription battles in WW1, radical resistance to austerity in the Great depression and the strikewave of the 1970s.
This session will look at the role the ALP have played in stablising Australian capitalism in periods of working class discontent.