Right now John Howard is flying. Watch him soar in his Vodafone track-suit, further than the Hawke into unchartered skies.
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Labor's Penny Wong has the job of getting more people into the workplace and keeping companies honest. In her spare time ....
Unions: State of the Union
Unions NSW secretary John Robertson unveils the annual survey of attitudes of workers to their jobs, thier lives and the union.
Industrial: Fashion Accessories
Jim Marr unpacks the unlikely claim of a suburban house to be considered the New Mecca of the New Right …
Legal: Leg Before Picket
Chris White looks at how the federal industrial changes will impact on the basic right to strike.
Politics: Business Welfare Brats
Neale Towart asks why the only form of legitmate welfare seems to be going to the top end of town.
Health: Cannabis Controversy
Zoe Reynolds looks at how drug and alcohol testing is leading to some addled outcomes.
Economics: Debt, Deficit, Downturn
As the indicators head south, Frank Stilwell wonders whether it is the way we do economics that is to blame.
History: Politics In The Pubs
Phil Doyle reports on the increasingly-popular Struggles, Scabs and Schooners day out.
Review: Three Bob's Worth
Doing their best Margaret and David, Tara de Boehmler and Tim Brunero have different takes on the new Australian flick Three Dollars.
Poetry: Do The Slowly Chokie
Workers Online bard David Peetz teaches how workers to dance to Howard's industrial laws.
Health System to Subsidise Shonks
Who Likes Bing Lee?
Death Threats Shut Campsie
Thumbs Down for Union Busters
Advocate Pours Salt on Wound
United Front Beats Drug Boss
Kev Backs Double Standard
Victorian Morality Shafts Teacher
Doctors Prescribe More
Multinational Banks Jobs
Working Class Idol
Greens Protect Entitlements
Activist’s What’s On
Notes From a Laneway
Mental Health Workers Alliance member Toby Raeburn shares a week on the frontline.
The Locker Room
War, Plus The Shooting
The Socceroos aren’t their own worst enemy after all, or so says Phil Doyle
Life Imitates Art
The jokes have been around for some time about the economic rationalist's approach to the orchestra, writes Evan Jones.
Students Bear Brunt
The Westie Wing
Ian West takes the secret passage out of Macquarie Street to deliver his take on NSW Parliamentary Committees and other goings on.
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Doctors Prescribe More
Over-worked, sleep-deprived doctors are propping up NSW’s creaking public health system.
A survey of 640 doctors in the state system revealed more than a third were putting in between 50 and 59 hours on the job, then fielding work-related calls throughout the night.
Thirty five percent said they worked between 50 and 59 hours a week.
Just under half, 46 percent, said they dealt with work-related calls between 6pm and 8am when they weren't on call.
Forty four percent said they lacked key support staff.
ASMOF Senior Industrial Adviser, Sim Mead, said doctors were at risk of burnout if better support systems weren't introduced.
"The report shows doctors are overwhelmingly committed to their jobs but require better support to help them continue to provide the quality of health care that is expected of them."
More than half the doctors surveyed said they had insufficient secretarial support and that funding for educational materials was inadequate.
The survey was released as nurses launched a public campaign for another four percent wage increase.
The NSW Nurses Association is calling for public support in a bid to build pressure on a state government facing federal threats of funding cuts if it doesn't slash business taxes.
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