||Issue No. 324||15 September 2006|
Interview: Australia’s Most Wanted
Industrial: The Fox and the Contractor
Unions: Industrial Wasteland
International: Two Bob's Worth
Economics: National Interest
Environment: The Real Dinosaur
History: Only In Spain?
Review: Clerk Off
Activist's What's On!
Be an Extra
Filming of 1998 Patrick Dispute
Event date: 16 September 2006
Filming of the ABC doco-drama mini-series Bastard Boys culminates at Port Botany tomorrow with the recreation of the 1998 Patrick Dispute 'community assembly'. This is the last day of the shoot and your last chance to be part of the remaking of history. The union is calling on all veterans of the dispute to help make the day as true to history as possible. Families and friends welcome.
Parking down at the Docks will be off Penrhyn Rd, Port Botany - it is the boat ramp car park at the end of Penrhyn Rd (right into Penrhy Rd from Foreshore Drive, past the Caltex terminal on your left, straight through the roundabout, still folllowing Penrhyn - carpark is at the end). We will then provide a shuttle from there to the location. A bus will leave the union rooms in Sussex Street at 12.30 pm for those needing transport from the city to Port Botany and back.
Sausage Sizzle 1.30-2.30pm
Strictly no alcohol on location by order of Patrick.
Sydney Branch will be inviting anyone wishing to stay on after the shoot for drinks at a nearby venue.
Dress Casual. Please avoid any obvious brand names on clothing, shoes etc (other than MUA) or anything that would stand out as being post 1998.
Bring your T-Shirts and caps from the dispute. We have also extra replica MUA Here to Stay T shirts available on the day.
Make Life Fair Everywhere
September 20, Wednesday,
Rekindling the Flames of Discontent: How the Labour and Folk Movements Work Together
A Conference - Dinner - Concert
The Brisbane Labour History Association is holding a Conference/Dinner/Concert on Saturday 23 September. This event will explore the historical relationship between the labour movement and the folk movement in Australia with a particular emphasis on Queensland.
Why? To celebrate the history of the interaction between the Folk and Labour movements, and promote its longevity.
When? Saturday 23 September. Conference from 1pm. Concert from 7pm.
Where? East Brisbane Bowls Club, Lytton Rd, East Brisbane, Next to Mowbray Park
It is still in the formative stages, but to date the following are confirmed:
1-5pm CONFERENCE (will include music with the presentations):
5 - 7pm Drinks followed by DINNER
7 - 11pm CONCERT
Pope Talks IR
Monday 25 September 2006.
Brisbane Work and Industry Futures QUT, and the Department of Industrial Relations Griffith University are convening a one-day conference that explores Work, Industrial Relations and Popular Culture.
David Pope, the cartoonist behind the Heinrich Hinze cartoons will be Keynote Speaker with his presentation - "Is the pen mightier than s356? Cartoons and Work" (www.scratch.com.au)
We welcome any paper that explores the manner in which popular culture is used by unions, management or policy makers or alternatively, how work and industrial relations is represented within popular culture.
Sub-themes for the conference include: - Policy, Influence and Modern Mediums - Which is Reality, Work or TV? - Popular Music: Is it the End of the Working Class Man? - Working in the Movies: What do we see? - Popular Culture as a Teaching Tool. Call for Papers. Abstracts are due 14 July 2006 Full papers are due 11 September 2006 Location; Southbank, Brisbane.
The convenors would welcome participants to submit proposed titles earlier to assist in preparations. For further information please contact Keith Townsend ([email protected]) or David Peetz ([email protected])
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