All The Way With FTA?
Question marks over the bi-lateral Free Trade Agreement with the USA have only begun to scratch the surface.
Interview: Trading in Principle
AMWU national secretary, Doug Cameron, a key figure in the Labor movement, discusses the big issues - from Mark Latham to Pavlov’s Dogs.
Unions: While We Were Away
While Workers Online was washing sand from between its toes and enjoying an Indian summer at the cricket, there was a reality show chugging relentlessly away in the background, Jim Marr reports.
Politics: Follow the Leader
Worker’s Online tool man, Phil Doyle, dives into the ALP’s Darling Harbour love-in and nearly drowns in treacle.
Bad Boss: Safety Recidivist Fingered
The CFMEU has come up with a killer nomination to kick off our 2004 hunt for Australia’s worst employer.
Economics: Casualisation Shrouded In Myths
British academic, Kevin Doogan, sets the record straight on casualisation and warns unionists about the dangers of scoring an own goal
History: Worker Control Harco Style
Drew Cottle and Angela Keys ask if it's worth rememberinng the 1971 Harco work-in.
Review: Other Side Of The Harbour
The 1998 maritime dispute threatened to tear many a family apart but Katherine Thomson's Harbour tells the tale of at least one that it brought back together - albeit reluctantly, writes Tara de Boehmler.
Rail Safety Back On Track
Commuter Headaches Continue
Ban "Ruthless" Operators - Judge
Telstra Provokes Jobs Fight
Taskforce Ignores Million Dollar Rorts
Musos Tune-Up for Election Rock
Chubby Fingers in Timorese Pockets
Postal Workers Wrap Boss
Aussie Sites Doing the Business
Feds Abandon Aged
TAFE Stands Over Poor Students
Round the World on Aid
Dog Whistlers, Spin Doctor and Us
John Menadue argues the "better angels" of the Australian character are having their wings ripped off by an ever-expanding group dedicating to keeping the public at arms length from our decision-makers.
Something Fishy In Laos
Phillip Hazelton fishes around in Vientiane, Laos, and looks at the impact of Bird Flu on those relying on feathered friends for survival.
Phil Doyle discovers that literature and sport may have more in common than you would think
The Westie Wing
Trickle, flood or drought? Workers friend Ian West, MLC, is wet, wet, wet on the issue of bilateral Free Trade.
State Of Confusion
Give Them A Medal
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Give Them A Medal
The New Medal Group, Australia Wide, is Petitioning the Federal Government for a Medal of Recognition, for ALL who have joined the Australian Defence Forces, since January 1946, both Regulars and CMF / Reserves.
At the moment, only THREE groups are Recognised (Since WW2) and can wear THEIR OWN MEDAL, IN THEIR OWN RIGHT, on ANZAC Day.
1. Served for Fifteen  years. The Average is 8-9 years.
2.Have been Overseas. Many never get 'invited', particularly Women.
3.The Conscripts into National Service.[1950‚s & Vietnam period Conscripts] None of the first Group left Australia -- some, in the Vietnam period, did NOT serve overseas and were not Recognised..
We believe, ALL who have Committed to Serve their Nation, are Battle ready - after 2 years, should Receive Recognition, in the NORMAL Military way. A Medal and Ribbon. Nothing else.
More Information? Contact. John MOORE at [email protected]
The Small Country Town of Brunswick Heads, on the Northern Rivers of N.S.W. ; Residents and Visitors, Challenge other Towns, Villages and Suburbs, in Australia to raise more Petitioners than we have.
This Town, firmly believes in the Concept.
This Week, we have NOW Posted to our Federal Member 3,201 Petitioners Names / Signatures etc. More are amassing.
Does ANY other area believe so firmly in righting the injustice to these proud young Men and Women, who made the Highest Committment to Serve their Nation?
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