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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Warren Goes to Ground
Far North Queensland Liberal MP Warren Entsch has been dubbed 'Where's Wazza' following continuous no shows to events to explain work laws he voted for.
In his latest escapade, the member for Leichhardt brushed invitations by fax, mail and, eventually, registered post to explain WorkChoices to constituents.
ACTU President Sharan Burrow was left to carry on at the Cairns public forum without the elusive Entsch.
The forum followed numerous occasions this year when Entsch has turned down offers to discuss the laws.
Electrical workers have held three protests outside his office to highlight the former fitter and welder's dodging of the debate.
Electrical Trades Union assistant secretary, Peter Simpson, said Entsch's refusal to debate was "getting to the ridiculous stage".
"Given he voted for these controversial laws, he has an obligation to publicly discuss, and respond to questions from his constituents about, their impact on people's rights at work and bargaining power over time," Mr Simpson said.
Entsch was also a no show at a July forum, attended by about 200 people, and chaired by Cairns radio talkback host, John MacKenzie.
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