|Issue No 20||02 July 1999|
Letters to the Editor
You've Got to be Kidding!
I cannot believe in this day and age there are people who do not understand their responsibilities as citizens in a democracy. I am referring to a letter in the most recent issue questioning the compulsory nature of taxation.
Does this person not need infrastructure? Does this person not need or use our roads, schools, hospitals or legal system? If so, who does s/he expect to pay for this? At a time when it is so evident that smaller government can only take Australia back, I find it disturbing that someone could question its very existence.
Yours in Union,
Interview: They’re Not All Bastards
The Australian Industry Group’s Roger Boland is one employer representative who believes trade unions will continue to play an important role in the economy - and society - of the future.
Unions: Always the Pay is No Good
Fair Wear's campaign for clothing industry homeworkers is changing the way we think about consuming.
History: A Refreshing Advance
Women workers organising in the NSW Rail and Tramways Department Refreshment Rooms in the 1920s.
International: MAI Back on the Agenda
After being ditched in the wake of an international cyber-protest, the World Trade Organisation is trying to salvage the MAI from the ashes.
International: Courage Against the Odds
A Cuban trade union leader urges for a 30 year blockade to be lifted, with a fundraiser to be held this Thursday.
Review: Without You I'm Nothing
British pop music doesnt come any better than Placebo.
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