Cheryl Crisp is the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Australia. She was a founding member of the Socialist Labour League, the forerunner of the SEP, in 1972, and has played a leading role in the Trostkyist movement in Australia for more than four decades. She was elected Assistant National Secretary at the Third National Congress of the SEP in 2016.
The pandemic is being used as the pretext for the destruction of workers’ pay levels and working conditions—something that governments have been unable to achieve for 20 years.
The Australian government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a four-year commemoration of the centenary of World War One.