|Issue No 106||10 August 2001|
Rail Inquiry Into Treatment of Homeless
The NSW Government has initiated an inquiry into the treatment of homeless people on the StateRail network.
NSW Minister for Transport Carl Scully says homelessness is an issue that concerns us all greatly.
"Many homeless people interact with the StateRail network on a daily basis.
"I am keen to ensure that StateRail is doing al it can to treat homeless people with the respect and care they deserve.
The Terms of Reference for the inquiry, to be chaired by NSW MLC Janelle Saffin, are to "assess the current methods for dealing with homeless people on the State Rail network and to advise the Minister for Transport in possible improvements that can be made."
The Taskforce will include representatives of State Rail, NCOSS and the Labor Council of NSW. Recommendations are due to be presented to the Minister on October 1.
Interview: In Exile
Burmese's government in exile's Minister for Justice U Thein Oo talks about a struggle for democracy that has become a test of international solidarity.
Politics: A National Disgrace
Labor's IR spokesman Arch Bevis gives his take on the workers entitlements issue and its mismanagement by the Howard Government.
E-Change: 2.2 The Information Organisation
Peter Lewis and Michael Gadiel look at how network technologies will change the way organizations operate in the Information Age.
Media: The Fine Print
Mark Hebblewhite looks at how the major dailies handled the Tri-Star dispute and finds that the story really does depend on the telling.
Human Rights: A People Besieged
Labor MLC Janelle Saffin, an active supporter of the pro-Democracy movement in Burma, sets out the issues behind the ILO sanctions.
International: Postcard From Brazil
The CFMEU’s Phil Davey reports on a rural movement that puts our National Farmers Federation to shame.
History: Indonesia Calling
They needed no resolutions. Soldiers and workers who did not know one another moved together, the black ban started to reach out across the harbour from the noisy, smoke-filled room.
Solidarity: On the Frontline
Australian trade unionists are providing practical help for the Burmese through projects funded by APHEDA-Union Aid Abroad.
Satire: Skase 'Too Ill' to Fly Home for Burial
Spanish authorities have deemed Christopher Skase too ill to return to Australia for his own funeral.
Review: Living Silence
In these extracts from her new book, Christina Fink goes inside Burma to find a world where military repression is slowly crushing a people.
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