Age of Consent
After more than five years of debating, cajoling and at times pleading, NSW workers have secured a set of cyber work rights worth celebrating.
Interview: Under Fire
Michael Crosby outlines his agenda to save the movement Ė and explains why Australians have nothing to fear from the SEIU.
Politics: And the Winners Are ...
Wal King, Allan Moss, Roger Corbett, Chip Goodyear, Michael Chaney and David Murray have lots in common, writes Jim Marr.
Labour lawyer Clive Thompson argues the changes to IR are fundamentally at odds with the national tradition of consesensus.
Economics: The Common Wealth
As the policy wonks debate the future of our cities, Neale Towart mounts a simple argument: Itís the real people in a society, stupid
History: Walking for Justice
The Eight Hour Day, a very Australian celebration, had its origins in New Zealand it seems, writes Neale Towart.
International: Deja Vu
A group of trade unions have walked away from America's peak council, again. Labourstart's Eric Lee was there.
Legal: The Rights Stuff
Terror laws have sparked a fresh debate on a Bill of Rights - and workers have a bigger stake than ever before, writes Rachael Osman-Chin.
Review: That Cinderella Fella
Russell trades the phone for mitts in an inspiring cinematic slug-fest. Nathan Brown is ringside
Poetry: Is Howard Kidding?
Mel Cheal asks who Howard thinks he is kidding to the tune of the ĎDadís Armyí theme song.
Secret Policemen's Balls-Up
Centrelink Breaches Cyber Law
Examiner Pulps Cadet
Food Truck Flattens Woman
Will They Know It's Christmas?
Death By Nestle
Taskforce On Safety Charges
Archbishop Preaches End Of Civilisation
Union Drives Tassie Train
PM Cold on Lunch Date
Seafarers Scupper Sell Off
Tribute to HT Lee
Activist's What's On!
No Place For A Woman!
Doreen Borrow spoke to the Public Service Associationís womenís conference in September about her experiences of working life that span seven decades.
North By Northwest
Phil Doyle returns from up north, where he survived on nothing but goodwill, good people and a great big orange bus.
The Locker Room
In which Whatsisname slams the recent poor form of Thingummyjig.
The Westie Wing
Our favourite MP, Ian West MLC, gets all casual in his latest missive from the Bear Pit.
Make Ads Not Law
Nice One, Workers!
Dog Eat Dog
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PM Cold on Lunch Date
The Prime Minister has indicated he will only speak to Liberal Party donors when he visits Wollongong next week.
Efforts by the South Coast Labour Council to have the PM address those unable to attend a $250-a-head lunch, to be held by the Liberal Party on the day of his visit, have been unsuccessful.
"I will be skipping lunch on this occasion," says South Coast Labour Council Secretary Arthur Rorris, who is organising an "informal welcoming party" of local people for the PM on that day.
The lunch, which could coincide with the anticipated release of the Government's new industrial relations laws, is to mark the opening of the offices for newly elected Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells.
The Senator's offices will be in the building that houses the Wollongong branch of the NSW Industrial Relations Building.
"At least workers who are unfairly dismissed or lose their rights under proposed new Federal laws won't have far to go to tell the Government what they think of the new Industrial Relations regime," says Rorris.
Rorris invites all members of the Wollongong and Illawarra communities to meet at 12 noon on Tuesday 18 October outside the Telstra Building on Crown Street.
Activities include the auctioning of young workers "to keep the wheels of local industry turning."
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