Globalisation drags up all sorts of contradictions, none the least the attitude of nation states to international law, as show by events in Australia this week.
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.
Senators Back Rorters' Charter
Families Last in WorkChoices
Howard Loses Poll Position
Printers Stamp on Low Paid
Tough Men Back CFMEU
Kiwis Fly into Starbucks
Vale John Ducker
Iemma Drives Hardie Bargain
Memberships on the increase
Uni Union Shown The Door
In a Flap Over Flu
Job Cuts Threaten CBA's Bottom Line
Blackouts as Bosses Cut Deep
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
Demonise the Laws
The Westie Wing
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Uni Union Shown The Door
Hunter Valley Universities are booting unions off their premises in a bid to extract extra funds from Education Minister Brendan Nelson.
Workers have labelled the evictions attempts by Uni bosses to suck up to the Education Czar.
The National tertiary education Union (NTEU) office at Newcastle University's Callaghan campus received an eviction notice last week.
The NTEU has sheeted home blame for the move directly to the university's Vice Chancellor, saying he has made no secret of his displeasure at the Union speaking out on issues which affect the quality of education.
The NTEU has also singled out the Howard Government, saying University management is not allowed to spend Commonwealth funds on provision of union facilities on campuses under.
"The decision of the Vice Chancellor to lock the union out of its office on Callaghan campus is part of a concerted effort to silence discussion and debate" says Chris Game, NSW NTEU divisional secretary. "This decision is is aimed at flattering the Commonwealth Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Dr Brendan Nelson.
"Other Universities have entered into commercial arrangements with the Union, but Dr Saunders will have none of that.. He wants to go the extra mile and show how compliant he is by adopting the anti-union mantra of the Government."
The NTEU has offered to pay commercial rent for the space but was rejected by the University.
The move follows two other University Vice Chancellors, at Southern Cross University and the University of New England, who have issued similar eviction notices which become effective at the end of this week.
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