It was poetic really, the WorkChoices legislation, all 1,000 plus pages of it, introduced into Federal Parliament this week under the cloak of terror.
Interview: Public Defender
The CPSU's Stephen Jones has confronted the Howard Government's IR agenda at close quarters.
Legal: Craig's Story
An inquest in western NSW is a cautionary tale of the use of AWAs, writes Ian Latham
Unions: Wrong Way, Go Back
The WorkChoice legislation sends Australia down the wrong economic road by smashing the instittutions that have made it strong, argues Greg Combet.
The Howard Government has shown itself to be the master of illusion, writes Dr Anthony Forsyth
Politics: Queue Jumping
The changes to industrial laws, betray a new vision of Australian society, writes James Gallaway.
History: Iron Heel
Conservative governments using laws to take away basic civil rights. It's nothing new, writes Rowan Cahill
Economics: Waging War
When was the last time you heard an Australian politician talk about incomes policy, asks Matt Thistlethwaite
International: Under Pressure
The push for UN intervention in Burma is intensifying, following a report by Vaclav Havel and Bishop Desmond Tutu into slave labour.
Poetry: Billy Negotiates An AWA
More and more people are meeting Billy, the hero of page 15 of the WorkChoices booklet, including our resident bard, David Peetz
Review: A Pertinent Proposition
Nick Cave's "Australian western" touches on some themes still relevant today, Julianne Taverner writes.
D-Day For Political Rights
Bosses In Sack Race
“Choice” By Decree
Howard Barges Into Workplace
Della Grounds Boeing
Wal-Mart Sees the Light
Libs Chicken Out
Shame Ships Filch Fish
Multis Line Up to Cheer
Feds in Dock
Santoro Waves Red Rag
Activist's What's On!
Men and Women of Australia
What makes a perfect speech? Michael Fullilove has scoured Australian history to find out.
The Locker Room
The Hungry Years
Phil Doyle gets the feeling we’ve been here before
From Little Things
Paul Kelly's song about the battle for land rights misses one important character, writes Graham Ring
The Westie Wing
Ian West takes a look at Public Private Partnerships, and wonders if we should all just drink rum…
Truth in Advertising
What a Woman!
It's Not Pretty
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It's Not Pretty
As workers,we should unite and voice a strong opposition to the new ir legislation. It is a recipe for low wages, no christmas holiday or loading. No choice for sundays etc what is life ? If we have to work at ungodly day and hours for the benefit of the bosses.
Just last week the boss of walmart admitted that low wages mean that more people are unable to afford to buy. Higher wages mean people would have more disposable income to spend.
The-us is a very poor model to follow. They have $4/hour mexican slaves but they still unable to compete with china. Factories are closing down and going to china. Poverty and social breakdown are growing. What a country?
Worse, the present government is trying to privatise health. Look at the mess of the private system in theus, absolute chaos. Look at the cost and the mess of cross city tunnel in sydney. It is a disgrace. A symptom of governments trying to do cost shifting to avoid a public obligation.
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