There's a bloke, a pollster, prowling the country with a tale for the centre-left about messages and constituencies.
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.
Hendification Blurs WorkChoices ll
Visa Rorts Minister Urged to Quit
Organiser On Front Line
Fire Brigade Chokes on Tests
Union Backs Man of Steel
$3 Billion Dollar Chalkies
Lib Pans Telstra Job Cuts
James Hardie Joins AWA Crusade
Job Network Unravels
Andrews Discovers Irony
Big Business Bashes Bush
Howard Pinches Pay
Tilers Spark Korean Protest
Activists 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
Sick of Ants
Praise from Belly
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$3 Billion Dollar Chalkies
Spending less than a third of the Federal Government surplus on schools would ensure a decent education for all Australian children, according to a Council of Australian Governments Report.
The report by the Education Taskforce, which is made up of state, federal and kiwi ministers, says schools need an extra $2.9 billion a year.
NSW schools need an additional $1 billion a year.
Acting President of the NSW Teachers Federation, Angelo Gavrielatos, said the feds should cough up.
"After ten years of neglect and undermining of the public education system, the Federal Government needs to take responsibility for a significant injection of funds," Gavrielatos said.
"Nearly 70 per cent of students attend public schools yet the Federal Government has cut its funding of public education from 43 per cent to 35 per cent of the total schools' education budget in a decade."
The Teachers Federation is this month running 'Public Education - Australia's Future' ads highlighting the situation.
The Federal Government is this year pocketed a budget surplus of $11 billion.
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