The Power of Ones
Lorissa Sevens is no shrinking violet; she had mown down attackers for her nation playing defence for the Matildas. But even this sort of toughness means nothing in the face of WorkChoices.
Interview: The Month Of Living Dangerously
When the mobs took over the streets of Dili it was the people of East Timor that bore the brunt. Elisabeth Lino de Araujo from Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA was there to witness what happened.
Unions: Staying Mum
Penrith mums, Linda Everingham and Jo Jacobson, are at the heart of a grassroots campaign to boot Jackie Kelly, out of federal parliament. Jim Marr caught up with one half of the sister act.
Economics: Precious Metals
There's a lot of spin around AWAs in the mining industry, but Tony Maher argues all that glitters is not gold.
Industrial: The Cold 100
The Iemma Government has come up with 100 reasons why WorkChoices is a dud, with 100 examples of ripped off workers
History: The Vinegar Hill Mob
This month's Blacktown Rally was not the first time workers had stood up for their rights in the region, writes Andrew Moore.
Legal: Free Agents
Is an independent contractor a small businessperson or a worker? The answer depends upon whether the contractor is genuinely ï¿½independentï¿½ or not, writes Even Jones.
Politics: Under The Influence
Bob Gould thinks Sonny Bill Williams is a hunk; he reveals all in a left wing view of The Bulletinï¿½s 100 most influential Australians, questioning the relevance of some, and adding a few of his own.
International: How Swede It Was
Geoff Dow pays tribute to the passing of Rudolf Meidner, one of the architects of the Swedish model of capitalism.
Review: Keating's Men Slam Dance on Howard
These punk rockers are out to KO WorkChoices. Nathan Brown joins the fray.
Jihad Johnny Targets Perth
Rio Sets Up Own Goal
Telstra Fails to Snag Protest
AWAs Bucket Queenslanders
Kev Gives Aussies the Finger
Movie Blue: Win-Win for Critics
Wage Cut Scam Legal
Hardie Boss Takes 60 Percent Rise
The Stack Goes On
Boss Opens Door For Thieves
Hendy Banks on Mass Amnesia
Eisteddfod Win: Your Rock At Work
Airline Crashes Into Paypackets
Canucks Can BHP
Activist's What's On!
Work Choice: US Military Style
John Howard has learnt a few lessons on workers rights from his Texan buddy, writes Rowan Cahill.
As Pru Goward slams into the glass ceiling of the NSW Liberal Party, Ian West considers how women are faring under the Howard-Costello Government.
The Locker Room
Oz Hails Sun King
A World Away
Phil Doyle is pleased that a display of subtle beauty and athletic grace has been overtaken by some good old-fashioned mindless violence
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Kev Gives Aussies the Finger
Kevin Andrews has pledged to ignore the wishes of the Australian people after the next election, if voters desert the Government over its work laws.
Andrews said a Coalition controlled-Senate would block any attempt to ï¿½tear upï¿½ WorkChoices, irrespective of how Australians voted.
"We're hardly likely to turn around and say: 'Oh, well, we'll just allow the Labor Party to rip it up'," Andrews told Melbourne's 3AW radio.
Andrews' promise came as the latest Newspoll showed Coalition support dropping four percentage points, placing the Government well behind Labor on a two-party preferred basis.
Labor's support grew by four percentage points, giving the party a 53-47 advantage.
Prime Minister John Howard's approval rating dropped seven points to 43 per cent.
The results came immediately after Australia-wide union protests against the Government's work laws.
Labor leader Kim Beazley said Andrews was treating Australians' with arrogance and contempt.
"Middle Australia did not want these extreme IR laws when they were introduced, they do not want them now, and they will not want them in the future," Beazley said.
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