The Road to Bangalore
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Interview: Cowboys and Indians
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Industrial: Seven Deadly Sins
Chris Christodoulou gives seven reasons why WorkChoices is bad for business
Unions: The IT Factor
The future of Australian IT looks grim as big companies lead the rush to India and China, writes Jackie Woods.
Politics: Bargain Basement
Simple principles of democracy underpin the ACTU's collective bargaining proposal, insists ACTU Secrteary Greg Combet.
Environment: An Inconvenient Hoax
Al Gore may be warning of climate breakdown, but what hope the truth when he's up against such a well-oiled machine? asks Paul Sheridan
Corporate: Two Sides
Bilateral trade agreements are a good idea – just ask the US multinationals. The rest of us should strongly disagree says Pat Ranald
International: Unfair Dismissals
Nearly 10,000 workers were fired for their trade union activities in 2005, an annual trade union survey shows.
History: A Stitch in Time
Neale Towart takes some lessons from female textile workers while considering the case for recognition ballots.
Review: The Wind that Shakes the Barley
A film charting the turmoil of the Irish war for independence against British occupation during the 1920s might seem an odd choice for top honours at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.
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Let’s Dance – Andrews Get Hot
The dance that sent Kevin Andrews’ temperature soaring is in the hunt for top honours in a national rock eisteddfod this weekend.
Andrews did his nut after Workers Online revealed students at Calwell High had scooped the pool at the ACT rock eisteddfod with a WorkChoices-inspired musical, 'The Devil's In The Detail.'
Andrews opened up on schoolteachers, in general, and Calwell High teachers, in particular, gaining national coverage for his claims they had "hijacked" eisteddfod material.
Andrews blasted the eight-minute dance routine as "totally inappropriate".
Calwell dance teacher, cherly Diggins, told the Canberra Times many students had personal experiences of the new laws.
"It (WorkChoices) had already affected some of the kids involved, in that they had had their penalty rates cut," she said, last week.
Andrews went ape after Workers Online quoted renowned Canberra musician, Simone Penkethman, a judge of the ACT eisteddfod panel, praising the performance.
She said it had been like watching "Metropolis on Ice".
"It's entertaining without pulling any punches."
The routine took 120 Year 7 to Year 10 students, five months to put together.
The Devil's in the Detail goes up against other state and territory finalists in a nationally televised finals special, this Sunday.
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