|Issue No 41||26 November 1999|
Deface a Face
Reith Loses His Shine
With his Second Wave looking more like a splash in the bath-tub, Workplace Relations Minister Peter Reith still reigns as the union movement's favourite bogeyman.
As the Senate this week prepares to pass judgment on his Second Wave of proposals to further cut back the award safety net and make it harder for unions to conduct their legitimate operations, we offer you the chance to enter the debate.
He couldn;t be too confident -- after all the Australian Democrats have flagged they have serious problems with the laws, particularly after the evidence of its impact presented to Senate Inquiry around the coutnry.
But Democrats being Democrats, you can never be confident they won't cut a deal - and given the last week maybe we shouldn't be cutting the ALP out of the action either!
While unions will be taking actions to urge the Democrats to "Just Say No", Workers Online is here to provide an altogether more futile, but possibly more satisfying, course of action.
Send the message straight to Reith by having your way with this laidback image, snapped at a recent fireside chat with Workers Online (we mean the ciggies he was furiously puffing on).
Use the tools at your disposal to transform him into the caring sharing guy, he'd have you believe lurks behind the political hardman. Or go crazy and turn him into the devil you know.
He's defaced the industrial relations system, now it's your turn for payback.
Interview: A Bob Each Way
ALP tactician Bob McMullan is responsible for charting Labor industry policy into the next millennium. He tells us where he’s heading.
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History: Labour Daze
A report from the 6th National Biennial Conference of the Australian Society For The Study Of Labour and Community.
Politics: Tomorrow’s Questions
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Health: Red Ribbons
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International: Organised Chaos
Persistent rumours are floating around Jakarta that the former boss of the official pro-Soeharto Indonesian trade union movement is about to be charged with corruption.
Economics: Seattle Numbers Grow for WTO Protest
News of the agreement to smooth China’s entry to the World Trade Organisation has created its own "China Syndrome" for organisers of the Seattle WTO event.
Satire: Too Many Media Players!
The Productivity Commission has issued a report calling for the abolition of existing cross-media ownership laws.
John Birmingham has lifted the lid on Sydney’s shady past - and found trade unions to be at the centre of the sordid tales.
Deface a Face: Reith Loses His Shine
With his Second Wave looking more like a splash in the bath-tub, Workplace Relations Minister Peter Reith still reigns as the union movement’s favourite bogeyman.
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