||Issue No. 186||11 July 2003|
Beyond the Possible
Interview: As They Say In The Bible ...
Industrial: Just Doing It
Unions: Breaking Into the Boys Club
Activists: Making the Hard Yards
Bad Boss: In the Pooh
Unions: National Focus
Economics: Pop Will Eat Itself
Technology: Dean for President
International: Rangoon Rumble
Education: Blackboard Jungle
Review: From Weakness to Strength
The Locker Room
The Senate Committee that is considering the Howard Government's Medicare legislation will commence its hearings on Tuesday morning 22nd July in the Jubilee Room Parliament House Macquarie Street.
The SAVE MEDICARE ALLIANCE will hold a rally between 12:30pm and 1:30pm to support universal health care and stop the Howard Government's attacks on Medicare outside Parliament House.
WHEN: Tuesday 22nd July
WHERE: Parliament House, Macquarie St Sydney
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30pm
The Senate Committee is chaired by Sen Jan McLucas (ALP Qld), in addition to our speakers Sen McLucas will be invited to speak.
As signs and banners cannot be taken into the Parliament, the Save Medicare Alliance will arrange to mind and signs or banners during the morning session.
For further information, please contact Bruce Childs , Shane O'Brien 0418 227 997 or the Combined Pensioners and Superannuates (02) 02 9281 3588. Copies of the Leaflet are available at the Labor Council Office Lvl 10/377 Sussex St Sydney.
"The Power - Unionism in Broken Hill
The Broken Hill City Library and the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery are exhibiting artwork from eleven local artists and the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery's Collection from 1 August to 7 September 2003. The exhibition will be held at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Corner of Blende & Chloride Street, Broken Hill.
The President of the Barrier Industrial Council, Brett Campbell will open the exhibition at 6.30pm followed by Readings by Geoff Goodfellow, renowned Poet and Public Speaker.
Artists featured in 'The Power' are
John Lindsay Gregory
'The Power' is an exhibition which celebrates the power and achievement of the Union movement. Particular reference is made to the role of unions in Broken Hill and the influence on labour rights across Australia. The exhibition features works by Roy Dalgamo and the celebrated mural by Noel Counihan on the triumph of the worker. Prints by Mandy Martin, historical naďve paintings by Sam Byrne and other contemporary images that portray the times, issues and leading individuals that sought the power to change employer's attitudes to the worker. The exhibition explores several major themes, including ...
· · Daughters of the Union
· · The Tom Mann Train -
· · The Outsiders
· · Inequality and Danger."
Rally against loss of freedom
The Australian and US governments are currently negotiating a Free Trade Agreement for completion by the end of the year. The US is targeting Australian social policies, which it views as 'barriers to trade'.
Price controls of essential medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Labelling of genetically modified food
Local content levels in Australian film and television
Control over levels of foreign investment in strategic industries
The Senate is holding an inquiry into the Australia-US Free Trade
Agreement and the WTO Agreement on Trade in Services. There will be
public hearings in Sydney on 23 July at Parliament House.
Come to a lunchtime rally in support of the inquiry and to demand
public debate and parliamentary vote on these negotiations.
Where: Macquarie St. Sydney, outside Parliament House
When: Wednesday 23 July at 1pm
Colin Friels, actor;
Doug Cameron, National Secretary AMWU;
Senators on the Committee:
Senator Kerry Nettle, Greens;
Senator Gavin Marshall, ALP; and
Senator Aden Ridgeway, Democrats,
Dr. Patricia Ranald, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network
For more information contact Louise Southalan, Australian Fair Trade
and Investment Network (02) 9299 7833 or email [email protected]
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