No one likes a bully – and if the response to Labor Council’s bullying conference is anything to go by, there are more of these irritating creatures in Australian workplaces than ever before.
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.
Position Vacant for Bully
Reality Dawns on Delta
Stink Rises from Dunnies
Girl Power Slays Oil Giants
CFMEU on Highway to Hell
Super Deal for Mums
Millionaires Pay Peppercorn Wages
Hardie Fighters Go Dutch
Exporting Your Bank Details
Teachers In Crossfire
Strikers Unplug Western Power Play
Health Changes Shift Barrier
Meredith and Me
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.
Women to Women
APHEDA-Union Aid Abroad is working to create opportunities for Palestinian women living in Lebanese refugee camps.
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Meredith and Me
Move over Mike Moore - Yvette Andrews’ latest movie It’s a long way to Tifariti is as politically charged but less rambling than any of Mike’s missives.
The world premiere of the film, which stars Meredith Burgmann, President of the NSW Legislative Council, will screen this Tuesday.
The movie chronicles the fight of the Saharawi people of the Western Sahara for self-determination.
The Saharawi have been struggling for 30 years after Morocco occupied their land when colonial power Spain withdrew in 1975.
The Moroccans built a 2600km wall down the middle of the disputed territory, and peppered each side with minefields - which has led to the deaths of many Saharawi.
The landless people now live in four refugee camps along the Algerian border waiting for a promised United Nations sponsored referendum which would bring independence to their homeland.
Andrews, who did her own cinematography, says the Saharawi were an amazing people.
"Though they live in very difficult circumstances their determination, perseverance and generosity always shone through," says Andrews.
"The parallels with the struggle of the people of East Timor for self determination are quite striking."
The film will be screened at the NSW Parliament House thearette at 6.30pm on Tuesday the 14th of September. Money raised from admission will go to providing essential supplies for the refugees.
For more information contact Yvette Andrews on [email protected]
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