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Issue No. 150 30 August 2002  

Interview: Australian Worker
AWU national secretary Bill Shorten gives his take on the relationship between the wings of the movement

Unions: Morning Ambush
Rowan Cahill joined the Dayson workers as they took their fourteen week dispute to the doors of an American corproate giant

Cole-Watch: Grumpy Old Men
When the Cole Commission declared closed its second innings in Sydney last night, lasting memories centred around the hands played by two grumpy old men, Jim Marr reports.

International: Arrested (Sustainable) Development
Unions fronting up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development are making clear their views that development can never be considered sustainable unless social justice is made a top priority, reports Tara de Boehmler.

History: Illegal Alien
As we remember the shameful way we turned away a group of people escaping the horrors of a dictatorial regime, the treatment of Egon Kisch by the UAP Government in 1935 highlights yet another.

Economics: The Trouble With PPPs
The Uni of NSW's Christopher Shiel explains why the state's current flirtation with Public Private Partnerships is an ongoing joke

Poetry: Is This 'My Country'?
On the anniversary of the Tampa, and with the help of Dorothea Mackellar and Peter Dodds McCormick, Worker's Online travels back a year to contemplate those moments when eyes were closed to the nature of the Taliban regime.

Review: Garage Days
Mark Hebblewhite reviews a new Aussie flick that brings the indie music scene to the big screen

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Bias Case Clears First Hurdle
The CFMEU has won the first round in its battle for Federal Court judgements that would effectively shut down the Royal Commission into the Building Industry.

Justice Wilcox granted leave for the substantive CFMEU case, arguing procedural unfairness and bias by Commissioner Terence Cole, to be heard in Sydney over the coming week.  [full story]

Eight Weeks Only for Bomb Survivors
Hotel workers who were working at the Sydney Hilton as far back as the 1978 bomb blast will be thrown out of work with just eight weeks redundancy pay.

The plight of the veteran hotel workers, among 267 sacked this week, comes as the ACTU launches a test case for a new redundancy standard for the entire workforce. [full story]

Justice At Last for Woodlawn Miners
After more than four years, 158 former employees of the Woodlawn mine are set to receive $6.5 million in unpaid entitlements after the State Government approved a plan to convert the mine into a waste facility.

The Australian Workers Union today welcomed the decision by NSW Planning Minister Andrew Refshauge to approve a waste transfer station at Clyde.  [full story]

Labor for Refugees Put Acid on Crean
A rank and file push is underway to force the upcoming ALP National Conference to consider a change in its refugee policy.

After successfully moving motions at ALP State Conference around the nation, Labor for Refugees is preparing to present its policy to the special ALP National Conference to be held in October. [full story]

Canberra Cash Linked to Hall of Fame Stoush
The battle over the Shearers Hall of Fame in Hay has taken a twist, with questions over whether a $32 million grant from the Howard Government was linked to forcing workers onto individual contracts.

The Australian Workers Union has raised the issue as details emerge of how the industrial architect of the waterfront dispute, IR consultant Paul Hoolihan, is behind the plan to force shearers at the Hall onto Australian Workplace Agreements. [full story]

Osama Poster Sparks Controversy
A poster campaign likening John Howard to Osama bin Laden over his support for flag of convenience shipping has created a public storm.

Talkback radio jockeys, including Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett have taken aim at the MUA for the hard-hitting material, part of their ongoing campaign to save Australian shipping.  [full story]


 Underwear Obsession Prompts Rehab List

 Community Workers Win Lifeline

 Mad Monk Staff in 'Mad Hatter' Protest

 Qld Health Win Pay Rise

 Education Forum To Spark Public Debate

 Activist Notebook

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The Soapbox
Is Simon the Likeable?
The United Firefighter's Daryl Snow is back to give the ALP and political leaders in general an almighty hosing down

The Locker Room
A Modest Proposal
This NRL salary cap has come in for some debate recently, with many following the lead set by the Murdoch Media and calling for administrators of the game to throw the baby out with the bathwater, writes Phil Doyle.

Week in Review
World Domination
They�re right funny critters those Yanks who get their hands on the levers of power and we�re not talking, funny ha ha, here, Jim Marr writes�

The Costello Two-Step
Treasurer Peter Costello's two faces were on display this week - ducking and weaving from enforcing corporate accounting standards while upping the push to cut corporate tax

Always Listen To The Wind
Bernadette Moloney & John Hartley report from a conference aimed at getting reconciliation right

LETTERS to the Editor
 Tony Moore is a Four Letter Word
 Choral Classics
 Sleeping Giants

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