Be My Guest
Is anyone else confused about the current behaviour of our Prime Minister? In just a few short years heís transformed himself from National Door Bitch to Regional Street Spruiker.
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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 Ö
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.
Cash Grab Targets Families
Wattyl Lacks Colour
Censors Ban Workers Online
Stink Over Water
Cole Slurs Slide
Table Hands Stuffed
Sweat Shop Taxes MLCís Patience
Cops Strengthen Thin Blue Line
Buses Drive Commuters Crazy
Guards Win Rail War
Building Families Pocket $15 Million
Students Mark Lecturers
Activistís Whatís 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 arenít 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.
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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Cops Strengthen Thin Blue Line
NSW police officers have ended a 17-year battle for a comprehensive death and disability insurance scheme.
Police received a written commitment from NSW Police Minister Carl Scully that he would take to Cabinet an agreed scheme of comprehensive protection for frontline police.
Police Association president Bob Pritchard says the agreement represented an historic breakthrough that would provide certainty for all frontline police.
"The Minister is to be congratulated on resolving the issue, something that four previous Police Ministers were unable to accomplish," Pritchard says.
The agreement means that the 70 per cent of serving police officers who have joined the force since 1988 will now have comprehensive protection should they be killed or injured in the line of duty.
The breakthrough followed a series of meetings of rank and file police around the state that endorsed a campaign of industrial action if agreement were not reached.
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