End of the Casual Affair
The Secure Employment Test Case that kicks off in the coming week in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission will be an important test of how far down the path of labour market deregulation we have travelled.
Interview: Terror Australis
The Howard Government has just discovered the nation's ports are a terrorist target. The International Transport Federation's Dean Summers has been warning them for years.
Unions: Graeme Beard's Second Dig
Hidden in the Australian Workers Union Sydney office is a mild-mannered industrial officer who once strutted the international cricket stage, writes Jim Marr.
Industrial: The Hell of Troy
On the basis of a couple of hours in the witness box, Building Industry Royal Commissioner Terence Cole described Troy Stratti as "credible". Six men who, together, have known the company director for the best part of 50 years beg to differ.
Organising: Miners Strike Gold
Traditional unions are rediscovering the power of grassroots organising. Paddy Gorman reports from the coal face.
Economics: The Accepted Wisdom
Evan Jones argues that economic policy making has been narrowed and rendered mechanistic and antiseptic.
History: Vicious Old Lady
Despite its Liberal leanings, the Sydney Morning Herald has never been shy of bashing unions, writes Neale Towart.
International: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Thailand must end its crackdown on Burmese fleeing rights abuses in their military-ruled homeland, according to a Human Rights Watch report.
Review: War Unfogged
Want to go to war but not sure where to start? Look no further than Errol Morris' latest doco-drama for the definitive 11-step lesson plan, writes Tara de Boehmler.
A TAFE student struggling under the weight of fees shares his wordly wisdom
WA Bosses Duck for Cover
Static Hits Digital Revolution
Rising Sun Sets on Costello
Terror Telegraphs New Era
Dust Storm Greets Hardie
Psych Nurses Seek Safety
Work Bad for Your Health
Govt Lays Death Track
Howard Slugs Battlers
APHEDA Wins Award
Feds: Freedom Is Slavery
Free Trade Fun Day
Activists Whatís On!
A Voice for Peace
Palestinian trade union leader calls on militants to lay down their arms while the ICFTU protests harassment of Palestinian union leader.
The Double Standard Bearers
Nicholas Way argues that when it comes to collective action, the Howard Government has different views depending on whether you are a unionist or a small business.
The Locker Room
The Fine Print
While the result mightnít be everything, it does make the back of the newspaper more interesting, as Phil Doyle reports.
Tom is UN-Amazed
The Westie Wing
Ian West crunches the numbers in Macquarie Street and finds virtue in deficit.
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Organís Manslaughter Pics
I invite you to the national launch of my Industrial Manslaughter Photographic exhibition in Wollongong at 1pm 3 May 2004 at my Globe Lane electorate office.
Thanks to the help of unionists throughout Australia, I have now got 20 framed and enlarged photographs of workplace accidents that educate the general public about the dangers of going to work.
This exhibition also promotes the need for effective industrial manslaughter legislation at a critical time- both in the context of the upcoming Federal election and at the same time as the Federal Government introduces legislation that seeks to override the ACT's ground breaking industrial manslaughter laws.
The backdrop to this exhibition is my Criminal Code Amendment (Workplace Death and Serious Injury) Private Member's Bill- legislation that provides for custodial sentences of up to 25 years and fines of $50 Million in circumstances where bosses negligently kill workers.
An injured Illawarra worker; Mr Gary Corbett will be speaking on the day, in addition to some other speakers. The exhibition will stay at my office for two weeks before going to the NSW Parliament, then the other States and finishing up in Canberra when my Private Member's Bill will be introduced to the Federal Parliament
I look forward to meeting you on the day and would appreciate it if you would publish this invitation far and wide.
The Launch is at 1pm 3 May 2004 at my Globe Lane electorate office, shop 501 Globe lane, Wollongong NSW.
Federal member for Cunningham
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