This week's Safety Summit, called by the Carr Government, is a timely opportunity for the union movement to put occupational health and safety into a contemporary perspective.
Interview: Safe as Houses
Labor Council secretary John Robertson outlines the union movement's priorities in the lead-up to this week's Safety Summit.
Safety: Ten Steps to Safety
On the eve of the NSW Safety Summit, Workers Online went looking for the ten biggest workplace health issues and what needs to be done to address them.
History: Staying Alive
Neale Towart winds the clock back to discover that contemporary arguments that regulators should stay out of workplace safety and let the market do its business are nothing new.
Unions: Choose Life
While Commissioner Cole struggles with the concept of unions trying to improve workers� wages, out in the real world, bosses daily thumb their noses at safety authorities, as Jim Marr discovers.
International: Seoul Destroyers
The rise and rise of the Korean national football team in the World Cup competition was more than matched by the rise and rise of the number of imprisoned Korean trade unionists.
Corporate: Crash Landing
Did Ansett workers� productivity really crash Ansett? Jim McDonald weighs up the evidence.
Activists: The Refusenik
At 20, Rotem Mor has spent more time analysing how he will live his life than most people twice his age. A month in prison and another 18 serving in the Israeli army saw to that.
Review: Dumb Nation
Michael Moore's new book, 'Stupid White Men' exposes the rorts behind the Bush presidency with bitter humour, writes Mark Hebblewhite.
Poetry: Helping Out The Rich
From proposals to 'deregulate' (ie raise) university fees, to attempts to restrict workers' right to strike in the name of 'genuine' bargaining the Government's rhetoric about helping out the battlers is wearing just a bit thin.
Redundancy Bonus for Members Only
Tax Office Backs CFMEU Case
Lib MP Named in Cole Commission
Sentencing Guidelines for Safety Breaches
Revealed: Costello�s Hit List
Virtual Cold War Over
Safety Lock-Out Enters Second Week
Unions Seek Talks With New Airport Owners
Journos Attacked by NRMA
Strip Bosses Face Dressing Down
Beattie Called Into Bargaining Impasse
Nurses Deliver Largest Ever Petition
US Braces for its Own Waterfront War
Back to the Future
McKenzie Wark argues that the future of the book relies on the future of a sphere of public debate.
The Big Australian discovers a uranium mine it never knew it had, a corporate fraud sparks a worldwide market plunge and the price of investing ethically.
The Locker Room
Three Colours Blue
After a World Cup that saw post-colonial cultural theorists chanting 'we beat the scum one-nil' on the Terraces of Inchon, it was the natural order of things that prevailed, writes Phil Doyle
Unions Tasmania secretary Lynne Fitzgerald gives an overview of the State Election called earlier this week.
Week in Review
Link Wages to CEO Pay
The Weight of Office
Apart from the Teflon John, power walking at his own pace, would-be leaders everywhere turned in shockers as Jim Marr discovered.
Good News from the Pilbara
Go Mark, Go
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Wednesday Politics at Berkelouw
Organised by the Pluto Institute and the NSW Fabian Society.
70 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Wednesday, 3 July 2002
6.30 - 8.00 pm
Citizen or Super Fund Capitalism?
Professor John Piggott
Director of the Centre for Pensions and Superannuation, UNSW, International government advisor
Mark Latham MP
Assistant Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Economic
Susan Ryan AO
Former Minister in the Hawke Government and President of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.
Dr. Shann Turnbull
Author, Democratising the Wealth of Nations, past President Australian Employee Ownership Association.
Lynn Ralph (Chair)
Chief Executive, Investment & Financial Services Association
Wednesday, 17 July 2002
6.30 - 8.00 pm
Beyond Corporate Globalism: Is Another World Possible?
Launch of the new book from Pluto Press, Protest and Globalisation: Prospects for Transnational Solidarity
Public Interest Advocacy Centre and Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network.
Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Sydney
Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of NSW
James Goodwin (Chair)
Lecturer in Social Inquiry, University of Technology Sydney.
Electronic Networks - Building Community Conference
July 3-5 2002
Conference topics will include: use of the Internet for advocacy and activism, community building, community service, small business online, community education, government and community relationships, rural and regional online issues and technical issues.
This conference, with over 65 presentations from Australian and international speakers, is supported by ISOC-AU as a practical exploration of the possibilities, successes and complications involved in implementing the slogan - the Internet is for everyone!
More details http://www.ccnr.net/2002
Crisis in Corporate Governance - Ansett, HIH, One.Tel
Sydney Politics in the Pub
26 July 2002, 6.00 pm
Gaelic Club, 64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills
Hear Stephen Mayne, Publisher of www.crikey.com.au, discuss the crisis in Corporate Governance.
See http://www.politicsinthepub.org for more details.
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