As more examples of the human misery that is WorkChoices comes to light, the Howard Government is constructing a devious defence strategy that further erodes the independence of the public service.
Interview: Australia’s Most Wanted
The ACCC is the latest state agency to turn its guns on the construction union. National official, Dave Noonan, discusses the implications.
Industrial: The Fox and the Contractor
With new laws looming for “independent contractors”, Foxtel subbies have had the carpet pulled from under their feet, writes Nathan Brown.
Unions: Industrial Wasteland
A group of inner-Sydney veterans appear to be working to strip their families of retirement incomes. Jim Marr records their desperation.
International: Two Bob's Worth
German and British workers are participating in business decisions while WorkChoices locks Australians out of the conversation, writes Anthony Forsyth.
Economics: National Interest
John Howard claimed that interest rates would always be lower under a Coalition government than under Labor, Neale Towart crunchess the numbers.
Environment: The Real Dinosaur
Economic ignorance remains at the top and the critics are oblivious says Sol Power
History: Only In Spain?
The experiences of self management during the Civil War have been the one positive factor to come from that tragic event, and the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation thrives today.
Review: Clerk Off
Nathan Brown draws solace from some fellow social misfits.
All Work and No Pay
Peking Ducks Safety Regs
MPs Face Super Clean-Out
Gas Man Won't Say What's Cooking
Crane Boss Lifts Her Profile
World Bank Hollers for Marshalls
Medibank Sale Looking Crook
Radio Rentals Off Air
Finger Man Gives For Sale Sign
Libs: Lay Off Our Oppressor
Cleaners Mop Up a Big One
15 Percent All Round - Super!
Activist's What's On!
MLC Ian West ventures beyond Macquarie St and into the desert of the eco rats.
Former RLPA secretary and Newcastle Knights prop, Tony Butterfield, fires up over dawn raids.
Dare to Win
The union movement has lost an inspirational leader of working men and women, writes Jeana Vithoulkas
Chapter Two - Tommy’s Tale.
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Letters to the Editor
I am totally appalled that a non-govt Mental Health 'Support group' in the South West of Western Australia, known as 'Bunbury Pathways '92' is ripping off Mentally ill clients by paying them less than $5 an hour to do landscaping and coastal regeneration work that they (the support group) are being contracted to do by corporate and govt interests.
The poor sods are being ripped off blind working their arses off to feather the nest and create a 'nice' public profile for the 'powers that be' at 'Bunbury pathways'. All the clients are being told how 'lucky' they are to be getting 'such good money'.
It seems that this sad state of affairs is what John Howard's IR 'reform' and 'work for the disability pension' is really all about.
I hope that by raising this issue that this exploitation will be brought to an end and that those responsible will be held to account and prosecuted.
Jean-Luc deVere, WA
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