||Issue No. 279||02 September 2005|
Interview: Polar Eclipse
Industrial: Wrong Turn
Unions: Star Support
Workplace: Checked Out
Economics: Sold Out
Politics: Green Banned
History: Potted History
International: Curtain Call
Review: Little Fish
Poetry: Slug A Worker
The Locker Room
Activists What’s On!
Work Rights Tour Heads West
The bright orange Unions NSW Your Rights At Work tour bus visits communities in western and southern NSW from September 5.
The tour will be explaining the impact of proposed changes to workplace laws, which are set to radically affect working conditions across the country.
With visits to cities, towns and workplaces scheduled across the weeklong tour, Unions NSW will also be listening to the concerns of community members and answering their questions about the changes.
The tour will be visiting the following centres:
Wagga Wagga - Public Meeting - Wagga Commercial Club, Monday September 5 at 12.30pm
Albury - Public Meeting - Albury Sailors, Soldiers and Airmens Club, Monday September 5 at 7.00pm
Leeton - Visiting Sunrise Rice Mill workers at Leeton, Tuesday September 6 at 12.30pm
Griffith - Public Meeting - Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club Tuesday September 6 at 7.00pm
West Wyalong - Workplace Visit - Wednesday September 7, Time and location to be advised
Parkes - Public Meeting - Parkes Leagues Club Wednesday September 7 at 7.00pm
Dubbo - Workplace Visit - Western Plains Zoo, Thursday September 8 at 12.30pm
Orange - Public Meeting - Kenna Hall, Hill Street Orange Thursday September 8 at 6.30pm
Bathurst - Public Meeting - Charles Sturt University Friday September 9 at 12.30pm
Neilson comes to Sydney
An exhibition of new paintings by Peter Neilson will be held at Australian Galleries in Sydney from September 6 to October 1, 2005
Drifting South, Always South
15 Roylston Street
02 9360 5177
"The art of Peter Neilson is very much a product of urban Melbourne radicalism. He was born in East Melbourne in 1944 and grew up in the inner - Melbourne suburb of Essendon where he formed a life long affiliation with the local football club." (Dr Sasha Grishin 2002)
Doin' it for the Kids
Young people and politics: Engagement and participation
Tuesday September 6
5.30 for 6pm
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost $25, (Evatt members and concession card $15)
Entry cost includes wine and cheese refreshments
RSVP is essential:
Phone: 9385 7137
Email: [email protected]
Join the Sydney Protest 12pm Friday 9th September Canadian Consulate General 111 Harrington Street, Sydney asbestos campaigns: ABREA:Brazilian Association of the Exposed to Asbestos http://www.abrea.com.br/17ingles.htm Ban Asbestos Network of India: contact Toxics Link http://www.toxicslink.org/
A More Diverse Media - Can the Club be Busted?
As the Howard Government prepares to overhaul Labor's cross media laws we ask what needs to be done to open up Australia's small media club to more players and a greater diversity of voices and points of view? Our speakers will consider what the new reforms may mean, and how to genuinely invigorate an homogenised and concentrated media.
Mark Scott - Editor, Sydney Morning Herald
Julianne Schultz - Editor Griffith Review and ex-ABC digital strategy
Andy Nehl - TV Producer (Chaser Decides & CNNNN) and Head of TV, AFTRS
When: Wednesday 21 September from 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Where: Theatrette NSW Parliament House
Chair: Tony Moore, Member of the NSW Fabian Society, Pluto Press
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA Dinner
Join us for our Annual Dinner and celebrate 21 years of global solidarity on Wednesday 21 September, 2005
Hosted by members of The Chaser/CNNN team. The dinner will feature live music, fabulous prizes, great food and free parking.
Date: Wednesday 21 September, 2005
Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm
Place: Petersham RSL Auditorium (7 Regent St, Petersham-Close to Petersham train station and 412 bus stop)
Cost: $50 per person, $450 for a table of 10
To secure your tickets please phone Candice at APHEDA on (02) 9264 9343 or email [email protected]
Tribute to HT Lee
Photojournalist - Independent film maker
Activist for East Timor
07.08.1946 - 27.07.2005
Saturday 8th October
64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills (upstairs)
• Andrew Refshauge (former Deputy Premier)
• Andrew Ferguson, State Secretary, CFMEU
• Katherine Thomson (Playwright)
• Kim Gago (East Timor Community)
• Neil McLean
• Peter Chandran
• Carmela Baranowski
Other speakers to be confirmed
Performances by Enda Kenny and a choir
Entry by donation
Money raised will go to the HT Lee Memorial Political Film-makers Fund to assist people going to East Timor to work on film documentaries
Jointly organised by Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (Construction & General Division) and
the Australia-East Timor Association (NSW)
AUSIRAQ union solidarity Jazz night.
Money raised to go through Union Aid Abroad (APHEDA) to unions in Iraq.
Entry donation: $39 dinner & live jazz. $19 jazz only
CFMEU auditorium, 12 Railway St, Lidcombe
Tuesday 18 October
From 6:30pm to 10pm.
Children & unwaged 1/2 price. Drinks available
AUSIRAQ union solidarity Jazz night fundraiser
Money raised to go through the ACTU's Union Aid Abroad (APHEDA) to unions in Iraq. Best to book ahead for the meal so AUSIRAQ knows how many to cater for.
Contact Lynn Smith: 0439640118
One Year Down & Two to Go - Can Labor Win in 2007?
Fabian Society meeting with John Singleton (Advertising Executive), Geoff Walsh (former ALP National Secretary) & Julie Owens MP (Member for Parramatta)
When: Wednesday 26 October from 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Where: LHMU Auditorium, 187 Thomas Street Haymarket
Chair: Michael Samaras, Secretary NSW Fabian Society
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