Geoff Dixon is shorthand for the Howard decade.
Interview: Court's in Session
As the silks line up to challenge WorkChoices, Jeff Shaw is fighting for his own legacy - the NSW IR system.
Industrial: Whose Choices?
The Howard Government's WorkChoices legislation has been dissected by lawyers and the commentariat; now it's the turn of political economists.
Politics: Peter's Principles
Forget John Howard. The force behind WorkChoices is Peter Costello. The Prime Minister-in-waiting has devoted a lifetime to undermining the security and living standards of Australian families, Jim Marr reports.
Environment: TINA or Greener?
What does the greenhouse effect and legislation to control workers have in common, asks Neale Towart
History: Its Not Just Handshakes and Aprons
Power. They have it, we want it. Friendly societies tried to keep it for working people, writes Neale Towart
International: US Locks out Jose' Bove
The US Government has refused to allow France's most famous farmer Jose Bove into the country to address a conference
Education: No AWA - No Job
The Howard Government has given the Australian community its first view of the future by forcing new staff at Ballarat University to sign an Australian Workplace Agreement if they want a job, writes Jenny Macklin.
Culture: Jesus was a Long-Grass Man
The writings of a Middle Eastern theologian may provide guidance to those grappling with indigenous issues, writes Graham Ring
Review: Charlie the Serf
Nathan Brown takes the sledgehammer (and sickle) to Mr Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
Mum Rains on Howard's Parade
Aussie Rorts on Korean Tele
Hardcorp Romp: All the Goss
Holiday Win for Thousands
Della Exposes Rip-Offs
Commission Plugs Job Cuts
Sweatshop Workers Hit the Catwalk
Libs Beg For Worker's Dosh
Skills Base Up In The Air
Bakers Deal Short On Bread
Captain Cook Runs Away
Activists What's On!
Hitler in Bowral
Political censorship has made its wasy to the sleepy Southern Highlands, wrties Rowan Cahill.
The Locker Room
No Laughing Matter
Phil Doyle tries to take Australian sportspeople seriously, and fails.
Belly Tells It Like It Is
The Westie Wing
Ian West is mistakenly sent an advance copy of John Winston Howard’s Little Blue Book of Australian History…
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Libs Beg For Worker's Dosh
Desperate South Australians Libs are chasing union cash to bankroll their election campaign.
The Libs have sent the begging bowl around unions, asking them to cough up cash so Tories can strip union members working conditions.
The move has surprised unions, and is seen by some workers as a sign of desperation, ahead of state elections scheduled for March 16
The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) received a letter from the Liberals asking for donations, no matter how small.
President Gerry Kandelaars was shocked at the request, given the Federal Government's new industrial relations laws.
"I was just dumb struck that they would even consider sending such a letter to a trade union given their attitude to trade unions," he says.
Mr Kandelaars says members are being asked to support Labor on March 18.
The move has added to media speculation that the Opposition has a financial crisis.
Last year the Liberals launched a scheme inviting farmers to offer in-kind grain donations to help fund the party's election campaign.
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