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
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Tilers Spark Korean Protest
Members of Sydney's Korean community will join a protest on Thursday against the company at the centre of a scandal involving ill treatment and exploitation of two tilers.
The protest follows CFMEU meetings with the company that failed to resolve issues around the two Koreans; one, in the country illegally and, the other, on a Section 457 visa.
The protest will occur in front of companies that have contracts with the Kyo group; a Sydney cleaning and construction company.
One of the men, Mr Jae Sik Kim, was injured at work and his employer told him to go home and rest. Fearful that he would be unable to pay back the $10,000 Mr Kim ran away only to be picked up by immigration authorities and deported. He returned later from Korea to confront his employers and alleges\ he was kidnapped and beaten.
The injuries Mr Kim received from the alleged assault were so bad that doctors initially believed he would lose sight in one eye. The second Korean national, Mr Jung Sub Seo was also injured at work when the company car rolled in an accident.
Mr Seo was employed under the Federal Government's 457 or Temporary Business Long Stay Visa, and, though he was entitled to workers compensation, his employer has rejected his request and threatened to cancel their sponsorship of his visa, if he ever tried to make a claim for worker's compensation.
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