A tired, ageing government tries to scare the electorate into re-electing it on the basis of a lie. Sound familiar? Yep, John Howard is going to the polls again.
Interview: True Matilda
Former senior bureaucrat John Menadue coordinated the group of 43 calling for truth in government; and now he has bigger fish to fry.
Politics: State of Play
Are all political parties the same? Workers Online tries to cut through the jargon to compare the major parties' approaches to key policy areas.
Industrial: Capital Dilemmas
Public Private Partnerships amount to privatisation by stealth. Or do they? Jim Marr investigates.
Unions: Rhodes Scholars
Tim Brunero discovers how the Electrical Trades Union is doing its best to ease the national apprentice crisis.
National Focus: Rennovating the Lodge
Noel Hester previews how unions will be fighting the federal election - on the ground and online.
International: People Power
Over the next four years there is a real potential a major struggle will take place for workers’ rights and the creation of truly democratic unions in China., writes Andrew Casey
Economics: A Bit Rich
Who Gets What? Why? And So What?, Frank Stilwell reviews the BRW's Rich List
History: Mine Shafts
It's 25 years since Nymboida passed the baton to United, writes Peter Murray
Safety: Sick Of Fighting
Former RAAF engineers could be sitting on a health time bomb, Tim Brunero reports.
Organising: Building a Wave
Community groups, unions and social movements all practice organising, wrties Tony Brown and Amanda Tattersall.
Poetry: Anger In The Bush(es)
How dare any Liberal suggest that the Prime Minister is a lying rodent! Resident bard David Peetz reports on the outrage that this slur has justifiably caused.
Review: The Battle Of Algiers
Tim Brunero writes The Battle of Algiers is a coldly objective, almost scientific anatomy of revolution.
Culture: The Word On The Street
Phil Doyle reports on how the Australian working class experience lives on through the words of the remarkable Geoff Goodfellow.
Sprung: Howard Liberal with Truth
Yanks Demand Racism
The Greening of Labour
Mums Move to Ease Squeeze
Flying Kangaroo Goes to Water
Health Warning for Bank Robbers
Heritage Goes to Waste
Freespirit in Hiding
Offensive Toilets Threaten Pupils
Telstra Dials Workplace Acquiescence
P-Plate Nightmare for Young
Free Loaders on Notice
Funny Money Raises Interest
Privatisation Debate Energised
Activists What's On!
Hail to the Metro-Sexual!
If the cultural shift required in the workplace to give greater security to working families was broadly accepted the ACTU would not be locked in an adversarial Work and Family test case argues Sharan Burrow.
The Westie Wing
In his latest missive from Macquarie Street our resident Parliamentary commentator, Ian West, walks us through issues around the PBS.
How Bush Lost His Wings
Tracking the National Guard Career of the Fatuous Flyboy from New Haven, Jeffrey St Clair.
The Locker Room
The Name of the Game
Phil Doyle wonders whether we are barracking for the sponsor or the team.
Gold Gold Gold for Neolibs
Women to Women
APHEDA-Union Aid Abroad is working to create opportunities for Palestinian women living in Lebanese refugee camps.
Co-operating At All Costs
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Privatisation Debate Energised
Privatisation of government energy utilities will lead to poor service quality, massive job cuts and unsafe working conditions according to the leader of an international public sector union, David Boys.
Boys' warning comes on the eve of the World Energy Conference to be held in Sydney this week.
Over 2800 of the worlds' energy ministers, union officials, and corporate representatives will meet to discuss future trends in the energy industry.
Premier Bob Carr will chair one plenary session focussing on green issues.
Australian Services Union official Greg McLean says privatisation of energy services in Australia would lead to the community and workers bearing greater costs.
"Past privatisation has reduced services because profit rather than quality service is the sole motive for the corporate world. Profits are then moved offshore to the countries in which shareholders live," says McLean.
"In other countries this has lead to crucial decisions being made in the boardrooms of New York, Paris and Hong Kong.
"And if our crucial infrastructure deteriorates businesses will stop investing in Australia because we can't guarantee our power supply, because we don't own it," he says.
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