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Organiser of the Year to be Announced November


Union officials and activists have a month to bid for an overseas trip and the chance to work for an overseas trade union organisation.

Labor Council has put up $2000 to go towards air travel for the winner of the organiser of the year competition, which will be awarded at the executive dinner in mid-November.

To enter, just write 500-800 words about an experience where you've put the principles of organising into practise. Send it to Workers Online via the button below.

Entries received by November 6 will be judged by our panel of experts, with finalists announced prior to the dinner.

For further details contact Peter Lewis on 9264 1691 or mailto:[email protected]


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In this issue
Features
*  Interview: A Crack to the Skull
Rail, Tram and Bus Union state secretary Nick Lewocki took on the Carr Governmentís radical rail refrom agenda and walked away a winner. He looks back on the week the trains stood still.
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*  Economics: Green Backs and Dirty Dollars
Paul Ehlrich says the real culprit behind the environmental crisis isn't so much the huge numbers of people in the world or conspicuous over-consumption in the West but an economic system that confuses price with cost.
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*  Unions: Tally Ho!
A landmark meat industry decision might not have the impact the reith cheer-squad hopes for.
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*  History: The Western Express
West Australian historians are undertaking a project to chronicle that state's rich rail history.
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*  Republic: The Referendum: A Spot of Reading
John Passant looks a the propaganda passing as information in the lead-up to the referendum.
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*  Indigenous: Australia Snubs Nose at the UN
The United Nations General Assembly will be told that Australia has breached an international convention on racial discrimination that Malcolm Fraserís Government ratified 24 years ago.
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*  International: Desert Flashpoint
The United Nations has confirmed that demonstrations were suppressed in Western Sahara last month.
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*  Review: Temper Democratic
Humphrey McQueen has been a fearless critic of received opinions across a range of subjects for many years, and as a consequence has been criticised or more often ignored in debates in Australia.
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*  Satire: Tax Cuts Come in the Nick of Time for Struggling Packers
Welfare groups have called upon on the Federal Government to bring forward the date of proposed capital gains tax cuts.
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*  Labour Review: What's New in the Information Centre
Read the latest issue of Labour Review, a resource for union officials and students.
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News
»  Shaw Slams Rio Tinto Decision
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»  Conference Sizzles - Now for the Meat
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»  Cabinet Capers in the Dark Tower
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»  Anger at Imported Beds for Games Village
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»  Cowboy Behaviour at the Equestrian Centre
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»  Wanted: Hardened Hacks with Hearts
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»  Security Employers Break Law in West
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»  Confronting Images on Display
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»  Rooting and Rocking for the Republic
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»  Organiser of the Year to be Announced November
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»  Fears for Timorese Who Got Out
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Columns
»  Guest Report
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»  Sport
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»  Trades Hall
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»  Piers Watch
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Letters to the editor
»  Off With Their Funds!
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»  At the Child Care Coalface
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»  Walsh Bay Development Backed
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