The Prime Minister has put the economy front and centre in this election campaign, asserting - without a hint of irony – that he is the only one to trust with the national economy
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.
Mind Games Off The Rails
Kodak Blurs Jobs Picture
Whistleblower Stitched Up
Ranger Incompetence Saves Lives
Skelton in Telstra Closet
Capt Cook Discovers Flexibility
Optus Opts Out
Hardie Lemon in Orange County
One Rule for Qantas
Mum Takes on Bullies
Costa’s Train Crash
TV Clash Using Visual Ammunition
Mormons In Asbestos Blue
Apprentices Lose Out
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.
The Abbott Youth
Women to Women
APHEDA-Union Aid Abroad is working to create opportunities for Palestinian women living in Lebanese refugee camps.
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Mormons In Asbestos Blue
A New Zealand Mormon Church has been at the centre of legal action after it was found a demolition contractor had not taken adequate precautions to protect workers from asbestos
New Zealand's Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) has decided to take legal action against contractor Demolition Services Hawke's Bay, for an alleged breach of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
OSH area service manager Murray Thompson said an investigation was held into the demolition of the Church Of Latter Day Saints in Hawke' Bay after an unspecified amount of asbestos was found in floor tiling in the building.
Mr Thompson said that tender documents clearly warned of the risk.
The news follows a landmark New Zealand court decision that secures what unions claim is long-delayed justice for asbestos victims
A New Zealand District Court ruled that New Zealand's Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) must pay lump sum compensation to victims of asbestos diseases.
"The Aotearoa New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) is delighted that the Court has recognised the justice of the claim for lump sum compensation by victims of asbestos diseases," says CTU president Ross Wilson. "The current epidemic of mesothelioma victims is one of the hidden tragedies in New Zealand society.
"Asbestos exposure is the only cause of Mesothelioma which is inevitably fatal."
"It is only fair that society should recognise and compensate for this work-related exposure which continued in New Zealand workplaces, government and private, for decades after asbestos was recognised as a very dangerous substance."
"The ACC should set aside any idea of further appeals and accept its responsibility to these soldiers of industry who were never warned of this deadly hidden hazard in their workplace."
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