And so Workers Online makes our belated return to 2005 - and while we may have the same old familiar faces in Federal Parliament, politically, itís a whole new ball game.
Economics: Super Seduction
Sharks are circling your super. From July 1, banks and financial planners will have access to the nesteggs of an extra four million workers.
Interview: Bono and Me
ACTU Sharan Burrow lifts the lid on the rock star lifestyle of an international union leader.
Unions: The Eight Hour Day and the Holy Spirit
Rowan Cahill bucks conventional wisdom to argue the eight-hour day began in Sydney.
The OECD calls for more reform. But, Asks Neale Towart, who is really doing the calling?
Technology: From Widgets to Digits
How can unions grow and continue to successfully represent workers when their traditional structures are rooted in an industry, craft or fixed location?
Education: Dumb and Dumber
Unions are leading the fight against a political agenda that does away with smart jobs.
Health: No Place for the Young
The support of union members is required to help get young people out of nursing homes, writes Mark Robinson
History: The Work-In That Changed a Nation
February 17 marks 30-years to the day that sacked coal miners at the NSW Northern District Nymboida Colliery began their historic work-in at the mine.
Review: Dare to Win
The history of the militant and often controversial BLF is as surprising as it is fascinating writes Tim Brunero.
Poetry: Labor's Dreaming
With another change at the helm of the Labor Party,
our resident bard, David Peetz, can't help but
dreamily drawing on some political history.
Plastic Man Crosses the Line
Taskforce Loses "Payback" Evidence
Court Out Ö Again
Blue Chips Fried in CBD
Bosses Duck Decapitation
Computer Driven Posties
Stalking Horses in Safety Stampede
Low Blow in Ferry Blue
Picketers Chase Millions
Whistleblower Beats Bullies
Mateship Shines Through
Queensland Marks Power Grab
Vale Laurie Aarons 1917-2005
There are book reviewers who have not read the book they have just reviewed and there are critics who have criticised films they have not yet seen. I want to review a novel that has not yet been written.
Labour and Labor
Grant Bellchamber looks at the relationship between both sides organised labour
Aussie Unions Help Tsunami Victims
The union movementís aid agency reports back on its relief effort in Asia.
The Locker Room
Game, Set and Yawn
Phil Doyle asks if tennis is evil or just boring
Nelson's Double Standard
The Westie Wing
As a reshuffle of the State Ministry settles in and the Federal Government throws down the gauntlet, 2005 promises to be a new and vital chapter in the struggle for workers and their families, writes Ian West in Macquarie Street.
Morals Beat Hasty Retreat
Uncounted Cost Of Asbestos
Voting Farce Expands
I Beg To Differ
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Voting Farce Expands
It may be the time to take a closer look at whats going on, we live in a world not many feel comfortable in.
We look to our leaders for direction, we look in the hope that they can give our children a future to look forward to, rather then a future to dread.
We know that our leading political party's, have safe electorates, we know that there are swinging seats, a gerrrymander is to split a constituancy, to eliminate a high concentration of people who are known to vote in a similar way, to include them in several known safe seats, in the opponents territory.
We redistributed our local council boarders in the 90's, and a three time looser came to power.
More recently a computer programer Clinton Curtis, from Florida signed an affirdavit that Yang Enterprises Inc, (YEI) owned by a Mrs Yang , had developed software that could bias elections, Curtis went on to say the software was embeded coding with the intent of clandestinley stealing votes.
The Americanfreepress.net ,goes on to say Mrs Yang also sent internal information on such as Guidance systems chips, for Hellfire antitank guidence misiles,,to China.
Curtis had resigned from (YEI) and found a new job with the Florida Department of Transport, Raymond Lemme as Inspector General for the Florida Department of Transport, pursued aligations regarding YEI.
In July 2003 Lemme was found dead in a hotel room, One month earlier he made the statement that the corruption was all the way to the top, Florida was also an area that had its electorate changed, an event not given balanced media attention by the powers that be..
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