Tony Abbott is at it again, with a wicked plan to cut research funding to universities that do not put their workers onto individual contracts.
Interview: Agenda 2003
ACTU secretary Greg Combet looks at the year ahead and how a union movement can keep the focus on the workplace at a time of global crisis.
Peace: The Colour Purple
Local communities across Australia are taking stands against war by displaying purple banners. Jim Marr visits one.
Industrial: Long, Hot Summer
As Workers Online took its annual break, the world kept turning – at an increasingly alarming velocity.
Solidarity: Workers Against War
Joann Wypijewski reports on how union locals in the USA are fighting the hounds of war at home.
Security: Howard And The Hoodlums
With all the talk of terror, the Howard Government’s Achilles heel is its tolerance of Flags of Convenience shipping , writes Rowan Cahill
International: Industrial Warfare
Scottish freight train drivers have already acted to disrupt the war effort in the UK with crews of four freight trains carrying war supplies to ports walking off the job, writes Andrew Casey
History: Unions and the Vietnam War
The Vietnam experience steered some unions towards social activism for the first time. Unions are today key players in the anti-war movement, writes Tony Duras.
Review: Eight Miles to Mowtown
Mark Hebblewhites looks at two summer movies that tap into different sounds of American culture - white boy rap and motown blues.
Poetry: Return To Sender
Resident bard Divd Peetz discovers that Elvis has become the latest shock recruit to the peace cause.
Satire: CIA Recruits New Intake of Future Enemies
CIA Director George Tenet announced today that the agency has begun recruiting future enemies for the year 2014.
Report Derails Freight Plans
Journo Embarrasses Cole
CASA a Safety Threat
Howard Shafts Battlers
Sparks Fly at Sydney Uni
Unions Target March 14 For Peace
Tongans Play Shame Game
Palestinians Question ICFTU
Neanderthals Roll Back Safeguards
Keep Vultures out of Culture
Bloody Noses for Sticky Beaks
Warning As Barrier Council Turns 80
Faint Praise for Labor Education Stand
Staff Bogged Down
Getting On with The Job
Premier Bob Carr chose Trades Hall as the venue to launch Labor's IR policy for the upcoming state election.
Justice in Bogota
Sydney lawyer Ian Latham knows how to pick them. He’s gone straight from the Cole Royal Commission to justice Colombian-style.
The Locker Room
Heart Of Darkness
There is a school of thought that there is, in fact, only one World Cup - and it doesn’t involve cricket, writes Phil Doyle.
Johnny Goes Marching Off
John Howard's politics have trapped him into supporting an unpopular war. He is in political trouble, Leonie Bronstein argues.
More Talk Needed on War
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Faint Praise for Labor Education Stand
Teachers are accusing the NSW Labor Government of delivering a pre-election insult to public education.
That is Teachers Federation president Maree O'Halloran's take on a Carr Government announcement that no extra money would be made available for comprehsive schooling.
O'Halloran said three separate, and independent reports - from the auditor general, the Productivity Commission and Prof Tony Vinson - had all identified under-investment in education as a problem for NSW.
"Instead of mapping out a positive future for public education with planned increases to target areas, the Government spins figures to dispute all three reports," O'Halloran said.
But teachers face a problem common to many employee groups in the countdown to the state poll.
"The plan announced by the Government contains some positive concepts," O'Halloran admitted. "The Coalition, by contrast, would continue to damage comprehensive schools which provide all-round-excellence in favour of the few who can attend selective schools."
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