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  Issue No 110 Official Organ of LaborNet 07 September 2001  

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Spell Check


As an organiser a long way from colleagues and support machanisms, I love and depend upon my weekly fix of Workers Online.

But I have a whinge - Workers Online, like so any other publications has fallen into the trap of assuming that a spell checker is a substitute for proof reading.

In this week's Review article, "Let there be Rock" we find the usual errors, "where not gonna take it anymore", "Borders are a construct of people and economic in order..." etc, which the reader can figure out, albeit sometimes after having to pause to sort out the statement so it makes sense.

But then we come to the last paragraph and the question "Will we let ourselves be forced to wear the puffy shits to gain acceptance and have to pretend to enjoy Pseudo Echo?" which slipped past the spell checker without a murmur of complaint. Maybe what is written is what is intended, but I for one would prefer the option of wearing a "poofy suit" rather that what is on offer here.

Cheers,

Peter Szacsvay

UNE Cmpus Organiser

CPSU

Eds Reply - having referred your complaint to the piece's author I can confirm that puffy shit should have been puffy shirt - refer Seinfeld episode #63 - The Puffy Shirt. Any suggestion that Pseudo Echo wore poofy suits is only a product of your own sick mind.


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In this issue
Features
*  Interview: Cast Adrift
Ethnic Communities Council chair Salvatore Scevola gives his take on the Tampa saga and the underlying attitudes driving the debate.
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*  Workplace: Coming to Australia
Jagath Banderra recounts his own experience as a new arrival in Australia entering the workforce.
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*  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.
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*  Immigration: Experience Required
Veronica Apap looks at the many difficulties migrants face in having their skills recognised in Australia.
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*  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.
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*  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.
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*  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.
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*  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.
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*  Review: Whose Party?
NSW Labor’s century of successes began in 1910, as did the “middle classing” of Labor policy.
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*  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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News
»  Unions Rescue Afghan Worker
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»  Revealed: Migrants Face Hidden Unions Barriers
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»  FOI Seeks Royal Commission Papers
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»  Long Hours Corrode Family Life Says Study
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»  Medibank Workers 'Feel Bitter Now'
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»  Chronic Stress in Child Care
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»  It's a Steal! Workers Underpaid Since 1991
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»  WorkCover: Bell Rings for Round Two
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»  Transfield Fire Sale Threatens Entitlements
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»  Foot-And-Mouth Heroes Face The Boot
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»  Superannuation Warning to Labor
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»  Bully Casino Locks Out Workers
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»  Bra Wars: US Giant Quit Burma
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»  Sydney's Salsa for Saharawis
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»  Labor Council Revamps Online
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»  Get Ready to Wobble
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»  Activists' Notebook
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Columns
»  The Soapbox
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»  The Locker Room
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»  Trades Hall
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»  Tool Shed
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Letters to the editor
»  Tampa Feedback
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»  Battling the Bullies
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»  Searching for John McNeill, Labor MP
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»  Tom Seeks Family Leave
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»  Spell Check
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»  Injured and Ripped Off
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