If the mountain of pre-publicity is indicative of its content, the Latham Diaries will read a little bit like a sausage cookbook; full of grisley details about the makings of something we would rather take on face value.
Interview: Polar Eclipse
Academic David McKnight challenges some sacred cows in his new book "Beyond Left and Right".
Industrial: Wrong Turn
Radical labour reform is on the horizon but some workers, like Sydney bus driver Yvonne Carson, have seen it all before, writes Jim Marr.
Unions: Star Support
It wasn't just families who backed workers' rights at The Last Weekend, but a bunch of musicians who set the tone, writes Chrissy Layton.
Workplace: Checked Out
Glenda Kwek asks you to consider the plight of the retail worker, and shares some of her experiences
Economics: Sold Out
The Future Fund and industrial relations reform are favourite projects of the PM and the Treasurer. Both are speculations on the future and the only guarantee with them is that you will be worse off, writes Neale Towart.
Politics: Green Banned
The impact of new building industry laws wonít be confined to one industry, writes CFMEU national secretary John Sutton.
History: Potted History
Lithgow is a place with a proud history as a union town. The origins of broader community solidarity lie in the early industrial development of the town and the development of unions. The Lithgow Pottery dispute of 1890 was a key event.
International: Curtain Call
The curtains have opened for East Timorís young theatre performers, thanks to a Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA project.
Review: Little Fish
At last! An Aussie film with substance, suspense and a serious dose of reality, writes Lucy Muirhead
Poetry: Slug A Worker
In a shock development, the Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, gave a ringing endorsement to the poetry pages of Workers Online, writes resident bard David Peetz.
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Seamen Marooned on Tassie
Families Win Refuge in Tamworth
Catholics Nail Andrews' Heresy
IR Changes a Beach
Drama Queen Applies Gloss
Peace a Security Threat
OEA Flicks Fraud Case
Auto Workers Drive Union Win
Bush Adds Insult to Injuries
Job Vandals Cash In
Lib Heads Witch Hunt
Sydney Water Damned
Super Blue Warms Up
Activist's What's On!
New Senator Stephen Fielding turned a few heads with his Maiden Speech to Parliament.
The Locker Room
The New World Order
Phil Doyle declares himself unavailable for the fifth and deciding test.
The Westie Wing
Our favourite MP, Ian West, reports from the NSW Government's Safety Summit
Dinosaurs Bite Back
On The Bus
A bright orange bus travelling the state has become the focus of the campaign against federal IR changes. Nathan Brown was on board.
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A Touch of Honesty
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Families Win Refuge in Tamworth
Community pressure has thwarted plans to close down a Tamworth refuge for battered women.
Outrage followed the closure of the refuge, with three women and their children punted out onto the street and six workers left without jobs.
The refuge will re-open in two weeks and all the staff will return to work with full pay.
Crisis worker at the refuge Noeline Brown said the support from the community through letters, phone calls and attendance at rallies had been great.
"We're still getting letters of support," Brown said.
The Australian Services Union, who represent the workers, sought the intervention of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission and Industrial Relations Minister, but it was ultimately community action that forced the result.
"This is a great victory for the Tamworth community and the union movement, which joined together to overturn a clearly ridiculous situation," ASU secretary Sally McManus said.
The workers and the ASU set up a temporary service for families when the service provider, the NSW Womens Refuge Movement Working Party, closed the facility two weeks ago due to a "restructure".
Chris Solberg, a crisis worker at the refuge for 13 years, said they had been in close contact with the families.
"They're releved it's open - they say they wouldn't want it to happen to others," Solberg said.
Solberg said she was ecstatic about the victory
"We weren't expecting it to be so quick," she said.
There will be a community celebration when the Unions NSW Rights at Work Bus visits Tamworth on Thursday.
Unions NSW secretary John Robertson said: "This shows you can win when community and union groups working together."
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