Chickens Come Home
For anyone who believes in karma, the events of the summer show how bad Australia's is right now.
Unions: Winning the Heartland
John Robertson unveils new research on attitudes to refugees and argues it's time for unions to mount their own propaganda war.
Interview: Swan's Song
Federal ALP front-bencher Wayne Swan expands on his ideas for rebuilding the Party in the wake of the Tampa election.
Corporate: Lessons from Enron
Jim Marr looks at the shock-waves the collapse of a US corporate heavy-weight are having around the globe.
Politics: What We Did Last Summer
We look back over a summer when it all went pear-shaped. Some events, at home and abroad, look set to have ongoing ramifications.
History: Solidarity in Song
Mark Gregory looks back on the annals of labour songs and offers some hints for those planning a tilt at the Labor Council's worker anthem comp.
International: A Tale of Two Cities
New York and Port Alegre are poles apart – but they both played host to important conferences on the future of globalisation over the summer.
Poetry: Nobody Told Me
Labour academic David Peetz commits the Prime Minister's current woes to verse.
Review: Labor and the Rings
Tolkien’s epic tale provides a timely reminder that that there are forces of good and evil in the world – and that they are not necessarily where we expect to find them, writes Michael Gadiel.
Satire: Rafter Named Bermudan Of The Year For Tax Purposes
Australian of the Year Pat Rafter was last night also named Bermudan of the Year, in a simple ceremony held in Bermuda's Parliament.
Unions' Commit to Battle for Hearts
Carr on Notice - Expectations Up
Mad Monk Sides With Angels … Briefly
Maritime Union Acts on Spy Scandal
May Day Play-Off for Workers' Anthem
Burmese Links Shroud Winter Olympics
New Phone Venture One.Tel In Drag
Two Million Face Rights Downgrade
Enron Collapse Hits Share-Owner Agenda
Corrrigan Snaps Up Rail Bargain
Kinko Clowns With Workers' Rights
MPs Face Security Checks
Telstra's Tragic Delays Of Its Own Making
Burrow Puts Case to World Economic Forum
Shangri La Protests Hit Melbourne
Chinks in the Armour
The ACTU's Michael Crosby argues that Mark Latham's attack on the Labor for Refugees movement is the betrayal of Party values.
The Locker Room
Off-side in Korea?
With the World Cup set to kick off in a matter of months, South Korea's treatment of unions is under the microscope.
Week in Review
In Whose Interests?
Cloak and Dagger
In the first of what will be a regular column, we place the week's labour news into a nutshell.
'International Labour's Year in Review' - A Re-View
Collins Gets Cryptic
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Letters to the Editor
As the federal election fades into the past urban myths are beginning to form , the left [or is it now the greens?] are claiming a moral victory not theirs to claim.
In the airy fair world of the left they claim victory in the ALP defeat, claim this moral minority had lead a backlash against a xenophobic government and the ALP.
John Howard would welcome suck defeats often!.
The truth is the country rejected forever GST relief[ its never again on the agenda] real health and education reform ,and a true moral responsibility for aged care.
It was always going to be a lost election from the day Tampa sailed into Howard's dreams clearly the vast majority of this nations voters [ our new green /left are never going to be part of that]did not want open door migration and never will.
No one from any party will ever lead this nation with polices not insuring Australia owns the door keys.
International pressure seems to force our hand, our polices formed by others ,but that will prove unworkable down the track .
We need migration and have prospered from it in the past , we will have it for many years to come and prosper from it again .
And in the rush to be warm and cuddly I ask the left [as a worker and a trade unionist] to remember Australians too have a right to a culture and to vote as they wish.
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