Raking Over The Tea Leaves
Prepare yourselves; you are about to enter the Twilight Zone, a strange world where logic collapses in on itself, where enemies are new friends and assets become liabilities.
Interview: The Last Bastian
AMWU state secretary Paul Bastian has been at the centre of the three year battle to bring James Hardie to account.
Unions: High and Dry
Jim Marr unpacks the recent High Court Electrolux decision to test whether the ruling matches the media hype.
Security: Liquid Borders
The Howard Government loves to trumpet its national security credentials but a close look at its record in shipping sinks the myth argues MUAís Zoe Reynolds.
Industrial: No Bully For You
Phil Doyle reports on how bringing dignity and respect to the workplace is undermining bullies.
History: Radical Brisbane
Radical Brisbane extends the 'Radical City' series into the Red North. Two experienced activists, academics and writers turn South East Queensland history on its head.
International: No Vacancies
More than 1400 hotel union workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 2, are on strike at four major hotels in San Francisco, California, writes Andrew Casey.
Economics: Life After Capitalism
A situation that all anarchists dream of? Michael Albert has been more than dreaming., writes Neale Towart
Technology: Cyber Winners
Labourstart's Eric Lee looks at a good news story of global online campaigning that has delivered a victory.
Poetry: Do It Yourself Poetry
Teaser: Wondering why the polls are all over the place? Ask our resident bard and psephologist.
Review: Hard Labo(u)r
The Voice of Southern Labor highlights the role music played in the 1930's US textile strikes, but more than that it provides a lucid insight into the roots of modern capitalism and some truly organic organising, writes Tara de Boehmler.
Cameron Flags Fightback
Latham on Union Mat
Union Shelters WA Roofers
Bosses Trip on Electrolux
Drivers Derail Game Boy
Asses Get Carrot
Families Pay More For Homes
Commonwealth Banks on Sackings
Back Gong Back in Gong
"Joke" Fine Death Boss
Division Over Hardie Laws
Activists What's On!
Labor Council secretary John Robertson argues Itís Time Ė for an IR reality check.
The Westie Wing
Much work has been done in the past to ease the plight of clothing outworkers in New South Wales. It's time to step up the pressure, as sweatshops and clothing contract work are thriving stronger than ever, writes Ian West.
Who Started the Class War?
Evan Jones looks across the Australian political landscape and asks who are the real class warriors?
The Locker Room
First Past The Post
Phil Doyle is coming up in class and is all the better for recent racing
Our favourite state MP returns for his monthly Macquarie Street wrap.
Honesty Is the best Policy
Australian unionists are helping give hope to Filipino workers living with HIV/AIDS.
Nothing To Stand On
Itís The End Of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
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Division Over Hardie Laws
Constitutional lawyers are divided over NSW laws which will attempt to force James Hardie cough up the $2 billion it owes asbestos disease sufferers.
The Government says new laws, announced last week, will wind back the clock on James Hardie's 2001 corporate restructure and transfer ownership of two asbestos-producting subsidiaries back to the James Hardie group.
NSW Premier, Bob Carr, said he had been assured by legal experts the legislation would be legally enforcable.
But the head of the government's special commission of inquiry in the Hardie scandal, David Jackson, QC, said such legislation would be the subject of constitutional challenges in Australia.
Jackson also cast doubt on the laws enforcibility in the US or the Netherlands, where James Hardie has relocated it's business.
James Hardie signalled during the inquiry its intention to fight any retrospecitve legislation targeting there 2001 move offshore.
The laws are expected to increase pressure on James Hardie during ongoing negotiations with the unions to stump up the cash shortfall voluntarily.
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