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.
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Safety Goes to the Dogs
A Tasweigian Liberal politician is up on her hind legs about occupational health and safety - for dishlickers.
Opposition racing spokeswoman Sue Napier is howling about the lack of safety fences for greyhounds at Elwick racecourse, while her federal colleagues are dismantling OHS safeguards for humans.
Inside-runner Miss Trick was killed after it ran into a railing at the track.
Napier said she had written to the Tasmanian Racing Minister to have a safety fence installed.
"The owners didn't want to go across to Elwick in the first place but they had to and it's a really sad thing, even things like dog boxes originally being in the wrong places, a whole series of problems," Napier said.
Owner Walter Tusyn said Miss Trick was a good dog.
"I raised her from a pup and while she wasn't a super dog she was top-line," owner Walter Tusyn said. "But none of that matters."
Napier's growlings come as the Federal Liberal Government works on national OHS laws to reduce the accountability of bosses in workplace accidents.
Minister Kevin Andrews has given speeches stressing education should be favoured instead of punishing bosses for workplace deaths.
The Federal Government's WorkChoices legislation bars union safety training from workplace agreements.
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