It is one of the great mysteries of Australian politics that the Prime Minister has managed to emerge unscathed from one of the most profound geo-political misadventures since history was first recorded.
Interview: A Life And Death Matter
Macquarie Street and Canberra are squaring off over safety in the workplace, NSW Minister for Industrial relations, John Della Bosca, explains what's at stake.
Unions: Fighting Back
When John Howard's building industry enforcer started threatening people's homes, one couple hit the road. Jim Marr met them in Sydney.
Industrial: What Cowra Means
The ruling on the Cowra abattoir case highlights the implications of the new IR rules, according to John Howe and Jill Murray
Environment: Scrambling for Energy Security
Howard Government hypocrisy is showcased in its climate change manoeuvring, Stuart Rosewarne writes:
Politics: Page Turner
A new book leaves no doubt about whether the faction came before the ego, Nathan Brown writes.
Economics: The State of Labour
The capacity of the state to shape the political economy and thus improve the social lives of the people must be reasserted, argues Geoff Dow.
International: Workers Blood For Oil
A new book by Abdullah Muhsin and Alan Johnson lifts the lid on the bloody reality of US backed democracy for Iraq's trade unions
History: Liberty in Spain
Worker Self-Management is good management. The proof in Spain was in Catalania, Andalusia and continues in the Basque Country, as Neale Towart explains.
Review: Go Roys, Make A Noise
Phil Doyle thought he'd find nostalgia, but instead Vulgar Press' new book, Maroon & Blue is a penetrating insight into the suburban mind under stress.
Howard Amps Up Repression
Andrews on the Fiddle
Robbo Flags Mobile Holidays
Shop Group Maroons Kids
BHP Confronts Chilean Resistance
The Thin Yellow Line
Safety Goes to the Dogs
Pollies Wings Clipped By Junket Ban
Technicians Win Action Ballot
Academics Take Contract Lessons
Hardie, Ha, Ha - Directors Laughing
Amcor Sends Hundreds Packing
Warren Goes to Ground
Activist's What's On!
The Locker Room
Phil Doyle plays by the rules
Chapter One - Tommy and "The Boy"
Seek and Ye Shall Find
Ian West wonders what might happen if the NSW Coalition actually did win power next March at the State elections.
|other LaborNET sites
Labor Council of NSW
Vic Trades Hall Council
IT Workers Alliance
Unions on LaborNET
Pollies Wings Clipped By Junket Ban
NSW Parliament House officers will refuse to process information for politicians planning overseas travel as part of a series of bans protesting a ten per cent cut to the House's budget.
Member of the Public Service Association will walk off the job this week, bringing House sittings to a standstill, as part of a growing backlash against $2.8 million in cuts to the public service.
NSW treasurer Michael Costa has earned the ire of workers, closing the MP's private dining room and bottle shop as part of across the board cuts.
But opposition leader Peter Debnam is no cheer leader for the workers, having set the target of 29,000 public sector jobs cuts if he wins the election.
Workers have placed a series of bans already including banning room service, cleaning MP offices, delivering mail and newspapers and refusing to issue security passes to visitors.
PSA assistant general secretary Steve Turner says the workers were taking a stand on behalf of all public service workers.
"These workers at the heart of public policy are facing the same cuts to resources, job threats and lack of respect as all NSW public service workers," Turner said.
View entire issue - print all of the articles!
Issue 321 contents