Hands up who watched Kim Beazley’s budget in reply last night? None of you? Thought so.
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
Howard Hunts Heroes
Workplace Cop Shrugs Shoulders
Gerry Built Apartments Fall Behind
NFF Axe Over Childcare
Ballarat Suffers Maxi-Rort
Hunter Collects on Jobs
Company Doctors Terminal
Killer Bosses Swoop on Croweaters
US: Thousands Fired For Joining Unions
Cozzies Skills Skid
Howard’s Unpaid Photo Op
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.
Immigration Department Strikes Again
The Westie Wing
Our favourite MP, Ian West reports from Macquarie Street on some strange collective acction.
The Real Truth About Independent Contractors
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Howard Hunts Heroes
The Howard Government is out to destroy the crack mine rescue team that saved the lives of Brant Webb and Todd Russell.
The NSW Mines Rescue Service, a specialist operation half-owned by the CFMEU, worked hand-in-glove with the AWU to rescue the gold miners buried 1000m below Beaconsfield in Tasmania.
The CFMEU's Peter Murray, a Rescue Service board member, said Howard had an agenda to undermine safety training.
He said they wanted to put an end to union-backed safety organisations, such as the Mines Rescue Service.
The organisation, formed 80 years ago after a string of underground disasters, provided the experts for the Beaconsfield rescue and trained one of the trapped miners.
It provides safety training to miners under state-based OHS laws.
The laws require at least five percent of the mining workforce to undergo safety training.
However, the Howard Government has flagged wresting power off the states in OHS - threatening specific provisions in mine safety.
Workplace Relations Minister Kevin Andrews' draconian legislation specifically forbids the inclusion of union or union-backed safety courses in agreements.
His Office of the Employment Advocate has just refused to ratify a Queensland coal mining agreement that green lights union-endorsed safety education.
His government is a fierce opponent of the CFMEU. It has already spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a dodgy Royal Commission and a special anti-worker building industry police force in a bid to limit its ability to represent its members.
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