It wasnít that long ago that John Howard was the great Conservative leader who wanted to remake Australia in his own image, defending the monarchy, beating up gay mums and attacking the ABC.
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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.
Freedom From Choice
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Premier Sues Miners
Vanstone Shows Brickieís Cleavage
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Ten Cent Deal Cuts Beards
Kiwis Vote for Flight
Death Penalty No Deterrent
Costa Railroads Jobs
Aussies in Ivy league Battle
Drivers Shake the Cage
Employers Come Clean
Big Call in Newcastle
Bosses Back Gaol for Cowboys
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.
Adler Should Be Hung
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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Construction workers have downed tools to protect the health of 1500 families who will live in Greystanes.
Over 50 workers have struck after asbestos was found on the site.
The CFMEU says members have identified soil fill contaminated with crushed asbestos products from demolished buildings and infrastructure from the old BMG quarry site.
Organiser Greg Cummings says contaminated fill had been dumped near a new children's playground.
"Asbestos is a very dangerous substance, and if it is being moved around and crushed for use as fill it could be putting the lives of workers and nearby residents at risk, not to mention future home owners," Cummings said.
The CFMEU has called on developers Delfin Lend Lease to properly dispose of the lethal fibres, which they allege if wind blown could travel kilometres.
Cummings says workers allege asbestos has been moved around the site for months by earthmoving company Daracon, with the full knowledge of Delfin Lend Lease
The site neighbours a large Stockland development, the former CSIRO Clunies Ross Research Centre, where work was halted last year due to asbestos on site. Work is yet to resume on that site.
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