|Issue No 110||07 September 2001|
Paul Howes’ Week on the Web
Our resident geek unveils our new website and find some more online gems besides.
Labor Council Online
Well finally the Labor Council of NSW has a new website, but it has been worth the wait. The newest addition to the LaborNET family is located at http://council.labor.net.au. The site will be a valuable resource to union movement with virtually all of Labor Council's work now available online.
Labor Council documents such as Circulars, Submissions, Research Papers, Events and even lists of the meetings taking place at the Labor Council Building will now be available online to Council affiliates and the public. Documents which are private will be locked and assessable to Labor Council's affiliates through a password facility. Documents will be classified into Labor Council's three key areas of work those being Organising, Industrial & Community.
Other features of the site are Neale Towart's popular Labour Review, Campaigns, Annual Reports and the Labor Council Library Catalogue. The site has been programmed by LaborNET partners Social Change Online http://online.socialchange.net.au.
Wayne & Diana's Employment Service
I originally heard about this site on "A Current Affair", Wayne & Diana are two Cotton Farmers from beautiful Toowoomba who also run a "School Fundraising Confectionary Service" they obviously put their heads together and thought why not round out their emerging business empire and start a Human Resources Consultancy.
Wayne & Diana's piece de la résistance of their Human Resources Consultancy is their website http://www.wdes.tmba.net where they have set a "Australian National Register for Workers who have taken a sickie or claimed Compo". Basically their idea is to allow employers to discriminate against potential employees who have had an illness or claimed Workers Comp. Thankfully, judging by the design and grammar on the site, I would doubt it if Wayne or Diana will be able to make the register work, but it's a scary thought if a real employer organization decided to copy the idea.
Another union joining LaborNET this week is the CEPU Electrical Division National Office (ETU). Their site located at http://cepu-electrical.asn.au has all the latest news and views from the ETU across the country.
As previously reported Labor Council's foray into the online broadcasting world Wobbly Radio http://www.wobblyradio.com is up and running. Wobbly will be officially launched at a Gig with frontline act Stellar One Eleven at Newtown RSL on 22 September, email Wobbly Programmer Dan Buhagiar for more info mailto:[email protected].
This week I stumbled across the Zarate's Political Collections site http://www.terra.es/personal2/monolith. This site has been put together by a Spanish political addict and features a wealth of information on all political leaders around the world since WWII. The information is amazingly up to date (for instance Clare Martin has already been added to the Northern Territory Section) and covers just about every nation and state in the world.
If you have any sites you would like Paul to review let him know mailto:[email protected]
Interview: Cast Adrift
Ethnic Communities Council chair Salvatore Scevola gives his take on the Tampa saga and the underlying attitudes driving the debate.
Workplace: Coming to Australia
Jagath Banderra recounts his own experience as a new arrival in Australia entering the workforce.
Human Rights: Long Road to Nowhere
Iraqi refugees travel the same tortuous road as Afghans. The refugees on the Tampa have almost certainly endured a similar ordeal.
Immigration: Experience Required
Veronica Apap looks at the many difficulties migrants face in having their skills recognised in Australia.
International: Why Economic Rationalism Isn't
The CFMEUs Phil Davey surveys the wreckage after 10 years of Brazil's Government doing what the free marketeers want.
History: Johnny's Naruan Wet Dream
Rowan Cahill looks at how Australia's preferred refugee dumping ground's history is indelibly linked with our own.
Unions: Getting the Message Out
Caroline Alcorso argues the integration of immigrant workers into the trade union movement has been a central issue in Australia’s post-war labor history.
Work/Time/Life: Driven To The Edge
In the ACTU’S groundbreaking Fifty Families report there is one particularly sobering story. Frank tells how the modern workplace is driving some people to the fatal edge.
Review: Whose Party?
NSW Labor’s century of successes began in 1910, as did the “middle classing” of Labor policy.
Satire: Ethnic Wog Gangs Rape Everyone
People who are white in colour are being raped by people who are not white, an exclusive Chaser investigation found last week.
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