Contract With Australia
If WorkChoices is the legislative expression of the Howard Government’s ideological hatred of unions, the Independent Contractors Act is the product of an altogether more dangerous form of ideological zealotry.
Interview: Out of the Bedroom
Reverend Jim Wallis is leading a crusade to take the moral debate into the public arena.
Industrial: Cloak and Dagger
The Howard Government has begun a series of workshops to sell its WorkChoice vsision. Sean Ambrose sneaked through the doors for Workers Online.
Jim Comerford’s eyewitness account of the 15-month Lockout of 10,000 New South Wales miners in1929-1930 records the inside story of Australia’s most bloody and bitter industrial conflict
Legal: The Fantasy of Choice
Professor Ron McCallum argues the WorkChoices laws are built on a fundamental fiction.
Politics: Labor Pains
Labor has dealt itself out of the crucial workplace relations debate by failing to articulate a credible policy alternative to Howard’s new WorkChoices legislation, argues Mark Heearn and Grant Michelson
Economics: Economics and the Public Purpose
Evan Jones pays tribute to John Kenneth Galbraith, a big man who never stopped arguing that economics should serve the public good, not create public squalor.
Corporate: House of Horrors
Anthony Keenan takes a tour of Sydney’s notorious, Asbestos House, courtesy of Gideon Haig.
History: Clash Of Cultures
Neale Towart with a new take on Mayday through the words of a punk icon
International: Childs Play
An ILO report into Child Labour shows some progress is being made to curb this gobal scurge .
Culture: Folk You Mate!
Phil Doyle dodges Morris Dancers to find signs of Working Life at the National Folk Festival in Canberra over the Easter Weekend.
Review: Last Holeproof Hero
Finally, a superhero who has worked out how to wear his underpants. Nathan Brown ogles V for Vendetta
Andrews Axes Safety
Plant Fission for Cost Savings
Spotless Bosses Blame Howard
Aussie Bushman Pronounced Dead
Who's Smirking Now?
Yellow Bosses See Red
Amber Light on Howard's Way
Secret Police Spook Mum
Wally Pollies Set for Cracker
Qantas to Parachute In Pilots
Unmask the Puppeteers, Union Demands
Cleaners Mop Up
Cane Toads Hop Into Johnny
King of Onkaparinga Cries Poor
Activist's What's On!
Labor's environment spokesman Antony Albanese argues that Chrernobyl is one reason why the ALP should stand firm on nuclear.
The Locker Room
A Sort Of Homecoming
Phil Doyle plays to the whistle.
Restaurant a Rip Off
The Westie Wing
Our favourite MP, Ian West reports from Macquarie Street on some strange collective acction.
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Wally Pollies Set for Cracker
Working families are targeting federal pollies who backed WorkChoices, with thousands set to rally at Blacktown as part of an ACTU Week of action.
The June 28 rally will take the campaign to the doorstep of local Liberal MP, Louise Markus, who has defended the new laws.
The Week of Action will also see rallies in capital cities across the country as workers step up their opposition to the government's laws.
In NSW, unions are targeting federal seats held by government members, including Penrith based Lindsay, held by Liberal MP, Jackie Kelly.
The Lindsay campaign has even enlisted retirees, who say they are going into bat for the future of their grandchildren.
"Jackie Kelly is fighting for a crèche in parliament house but I don't see how that's supposed to help working families in Penrith," says Linda Everingham, a casualty department nurse at Nepean Hospital.
Community opposition to the workplace laws has even spread to the local ice hockey team, the West Sydney Ice Dogs, who will be sporting the Your Rights At Work logo on the playing shirts, and promotional material at their Blacktown Stadium.
The rally at Blacktown Showground on Wednesday June 28 will commence at 9am.
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