Give Truth A Chance
Civic values - aah another boring conservative rant. Well, perhaps, but here goes.
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 ‘independent’ 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 Bulletin’s 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.
Howard's $30m Rip Off
Jetstar Sells Job Interviews
Jail or Jobs - Seamen Choose
Vanstone Mum on Rorts
WorkChoices Whacks Chalkies
Telstra MIA in Bush
WA Safety Rep On Mission
Sallies Join Sack-A-Thon
CFMEU Dips Out on Fullback
Pollies Brush Sick, Kids
Pollie Cries Like a Croc
Training Minister Gives Himself an A
25 Years On the Grass
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
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
Howard vs World
Tough as ABC
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Pollies Brush Sick, Kids
NSW school children and the sick face a crippling future following revelations nurses and teachers plan to retire in droves over the next decade
A State Government survey has revealed a more than a quarter of public servants over 45 plan to retire in the next five years.
Stephen Turner, of the Public Service Association, has warned hospitals and schools will be the hardest hit, because of their older, predominantly female workforces.
Turner said both the NSW Government and Opposition failed to recognise these workers must be replaced, and were more interested in cutting public service numbers.
"Unless immediate attention is given to how the Government is going to train and recruit staff, there are going to be serious holes in frontline services," Turner said.
The NSW Labor Government has announced it will cut public sector numbers by 5000 while the Debnam-led Opposition wants almost 30,000 jobs shed.
There are about 300,000 people employed in the state public service.
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