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Issue No. 264 20 May 2005  
E D I T O R I A L

Conviction Politics
In modern politics even ideology has become a matter of convenience; look no further than the principle that ‘third parties’ need to be removed from the workplace.

F E A T U R E S

Interview: Fortress NSW
NSW IR Minister John Della Bosca on how to win the battle for workers rights - and save the state system.

Unions: Fashions Afield
With new anti-sweatshop creations being paraded at this year's Australian Fashion Week, is equity the new black and are sweatshops the new fur? asks Tara de Boehmler.

Industrial: Pay Dirt
John Burgess argues that the flow-on effect from changing the minimum wage could be more than we bargained for.

Politics: Infrastructure Blues
With much attention given belatedly to the shortage of infrastructure, little attention has been given to the structure of infrastructure, writes Evan Jones

History: Big Day Out
Neale Towart looks back on the events that created the May Day heritage.

International: Making History
Hundreds of aid organisations, charities, trade unions and religious groups have formed a global alliance called “ Make Poverty History”.

Economics: The Fear Factor
The solution to skill shortages is intelligent planning, argues John Spoehr

Review: The Robots Revolt
New kids flick Robot uses our electronic friends to teach audiences that inbuilt obsolescence is just a state of mind, writes Tara de Boehmler

Poetry: The Corporation's Power
The idea of a corporations power that could cure any ill has inspired our resident bard, David Peetz, to verse.

N E W S

 BHP Gets Decision to Die For

 Howard Turns to Water

 PM Noses into Pinocchio Territory

 Protest is Child’s Play

 A Baloney Deal Under Fire

 Decapitation Witness Dudded

 Newsroom Bullies Make Headlines

 Nelson Takes Axe To Brains

 Council Unhealthy for Families

 Top End Leader Backs Unions

 A Storm In Every Port

 Greens Go Rights

 Activist’s What’s On!

C O L U M N S

The Soapbox
May Spray
Unions NSW secretary John Robertson delivered the annual May Day Toast - and warned it is no time to be comfortable and relaxed.

The Locker Room
A Rucking Good Time
Phil Doyle reveals many things, some of them useful

Parliament
The Westie Wing
Our favourite MP, Ian West, is back to regale us with inside goss and intrigue from the Bearpit.

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Greens Go Rights


"Workers rights, union rights, your rights" is the theme of a forum being held by The Greens in NSW on 18 June to assist Unions oppose the Coalition’s workplace relations changes.

The forum has been welcomed by both Union and Greens Members, Greens MLC and Industrial Relations Spokesperson Lee Rhiannon said today.

"This forum will help mobilise community opposition to the Coalition's new industrial regime. Even though Howard will shortly take control of the Senate he cannot stop the growing opposition to his plans," Ms Rhiannon said. "The wider community that attends this forum will be able to get first hand information about the attacks that the Howard Government has in stall for working people," Ms Rhiannon said.

The Public Forum - Workers rights, union rights, your rights - will be held on 2-5 pm Saturday 18 June 2005, Tom Mann Theatre, Sydney

Speakers include -

Mark Lennon (Unions NSW)

Sally McManus (ASU)

Andrew Ferguson (CFMEU)

Doug Cameron (AMWU)

Kerry Nettle (NSW Greens Senator)

Garry Moore (NCOSS)

Robert Coombs (MUA)

Derek Belan (NUW)

Lee Rhiannon (NSW Greens MLC)

and community and other union representatives.


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