Lest We Forget
Just four days separate Anzac Day and the International Day of Mourning for Deaths at Work, but in the eyes of our leaders the gap could be 100 years.
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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.
Employers Desecrate Graves
Blackadder Bones Boss
Tights Fail In Flight
Dick Tracy Booted In Blacktown
Cops Not Fashion Victims
Picnic On for Working Families
Skinny Pay Starves Weight Watchers
Banks Get Work For Free
Aged Care Workers Off Their Feet
Cleaners Clean Up
VSU Bad for Business
Unions Urge Fair Go For Timorese
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 Not Fashion Victims
Police officers will celebrate Fashion Week having won an edict that they are not required wear ties with cargo pants.
Under new uniform guidelines secured by the NSW Police Association, officers will no longer be obliged to wear ties while undertaking frontline operations.
The change, that will mean ties do not need to be worn with cargo pants during winter months, are the final stage in a modernisation of police uniforms that has been championed by the NSW Police Association for two years.
Whilst initially reluctant to accept the Association proposal, relentless advocacy and the obvious logic of the reform won over Police Commissioner Moroney.
NSW Police Association president Bob Pritchard today described the win as "a victory for common sense".
"This completes the transition from a ceremonial uniform to an operational uniform for frontline police," Pritchard says
"There is still most definitely a place for a ceremonial uniform at official functions such as funerals, parades and court hearings, but it is not appropriate for street policing.
Pritchard says there is something faintly absurd about expecting police to wear ties whilst having rocks thrown at them during incidents such as Macquarie Fields and Redfern.
"This solution gives frontline police a practical, user friendly uniform that will only improve their effectiveness in protecting the community."
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