|Issue No 39||12 November 1999|
Letters to the Editor
The Boston Strangler
Thankyou for the updates on the 'Boston Strangler' award. As a twenty year member of the ALP and over thirty years in the Teachers' Federation this latest attack on my working conditions is a real test of my commitment to the party I thought believed in affordable, accessible education for all.
It saddens me to the point of depression that the profession I believe does most for ensuring that our society remains one of justice and equity for all, is being attacked by an appointed representative of the NSW Labor Government.
As the only ALP representative in my workplace the shame is almost too much to bear.
Yours in Unity,
Wagga Wagga TAFETA
Cyber-Ken Faces Basic Tests
I don't want to knock the idea of creating Cyber-Ken but it will do great damage to teachers if someone doesn't check the grammer before publishing, particularly when a number of letters have identical errors in sentence structure.
Interview: Let Sleeping Dogs
Republican campaigner Jason Yat-Sen Li dusts off after Saturday’s vote. We ask him: where to now?
Republic: Readers Speak - Kerry the Face to Deface
We asked and you have spoken; Sydney heiress Kerry Jones is the Workers Online choice for desktop doodling, as the official winner of our Defacement of a Nation competition.
Economics: Understanding the Economy
Who was voted thinker of the millenium in a recent BBC Online poll? Karl Marx shooed it in. And another socialist, Albert Einsten, came second.
Unions: Come Fly Away!
With just four weeks to go, Labor Council's Organiser of the year Award is up for grabs. We've only had the one entry ...
Work/Time/Life: Better Times for Casuals in the Sunshine State
The Queensland Council of Unions has mounted a case in the Queensland IRC to increase wages for casual workers by up to $2.00 extra per hour.
International: All Black Fate Looms for New Zealand Right
The New Zealand economic experiment – for many years the cherished role model of the Australian Liberal Party – is just about to face an angry jury.
History: Who Remembers Egon Erwin Kisch?
Egon Erwin Kisch was a well known progressive journalist living in Germany when he was invited by the Australian branch of the world committee against war and fascism to speak at a conference in Melbourne in 1934.
Review: Bizarrism - Strange Lives, Cults, Celebrated Lunacy
The strange story of Donald Crowhurst or how to cheat and become a God.
Satire: Support Surges for Armenian Republic Model
The assassination by gun crazed extremists of the Armenian Prime Minister has been cautiously backed by Ted Mack and the Direct Electionist lobby as a possible new Republican model.
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