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  Issue No 61 Official Organ of LaborNet 07 July 2000  




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Paul Howes' Web Week

New sites from the teachers and Kim Beazley plus the hottest from the Trots - it's all there in Paul's website review.


Teachers Online

The NSW Teachers Federation launched their new website this week at their Annual Conference. The website designed by Social Change Online located at features an online version of their journal Education, a live news feed supplied by Workers Online, a members only section and lots of info on campaigns and events effecting NSW Teachers plus much more. The site is very attractive and I'm sure it will become a benchmark for unions looking to go online.

The Big Man in cyber-space

Kim Beazley's homepage located at has been up and running for several months now. Whilst the information may be a bit light on the site is still worth checking out, you can subscribe to a regular news letter, check out his latest news releases and find out about the Big Man himself.

While you are there have a little surf around the ALP's National site at the site is a bit confusing to navigate but once you get a handle on it you will find tonnes of info on the Party and it's current events.

Trots Galore

For those who enjoy Trot watching or are just ex-Trots who like to keep there eyes on what's happening in lefty land a site to definitely check out is Green Left Online the online version of Green Left Weekly, the publication of Labor Council's favorite trots and recruitment zone Resistance and the Democratic Socialist Party (DSP). The site is also linked to the DSP's site

Whilst Green Left Weekly fails to give any decent coverage on issues confronting Australia and concentrates on sectarian ramblings about the Communist Party of Australia's failure to address resolutions arising from the 1920 All-Soviet Conference on the National Question in Sub-Siberian Asia, it does manage to have genuinely good coverage on South-East Asia and particularly post-Suharto Indonesia.

The site is difficult to navigate and is often out of date but nevertheless it still makes a good and entertaining read no matter how irrelevant the issues and the philosophy.

Site of the Week

Whilst manning the LaborNET Stall at ACTU Congress two weeks ago I discovered the website of the Australian Workers Union, Newcastle and Northern NSW Branch located at . This site would have to be one of the best put together sites by a union, it contains sections for students and young workers, a comprehensive list of resources and information for their members and is very easy to navigate. A part from anything else it is also very attractive and professional. Two thumbs up!

If you have a site you want Paul to review or you think should be linked to LaborNET send him a message mailto:[email protected]


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In this issue
*  Technology: Union Rep for Global Net Body
The godfather of unions and the Internet, Eric Lee, is seeking your support to give labour a voice on the net's governing body, ICANN.
*  Interview: Downloaded and Done Over
In the wake of the TV Networks' digital TV victory, Internet industry chief Peter Coroneus rues a missed opportunity for Australia.
*  Legal: The Global Millennium Project
The International Centre for Trade Union Rights (ICTUR) has developed a draft proposal for a comprehensive revision and modernisation of international labour standards for the new millenium.
*  Unions: Sandgropers Get Serious on Stress
The Australian Services Union in Western Australia in conjunction with the University of Western Australia, is surveying workers across the state's call centre industry.
*  Politics: New Work for a New Millennium
View in full the ALP's Draft Industrial Relations Policy to be taken to the National Conference at the end of the month.
*  Solidarity: Korean Hotel Workers Seek Global Help
Striking Korean hotel workers at the Swiss Grand Hotel and the Seoul Hilton are worried they could be the next targets of escalating riot police violence.
*  History: Vince's Parable of the Sundial
How a working man survived WWII and ASIO blacklists to save a sundial.
*  International: Room for Optimism from African Poll
The performance of pro-Deomcracy groups in the Zimbabwean elections has given supporters hope for better days.
*  Environment: Mexican Wave Goes Green
American politics has taken on a Green hue with the left leaning National Action Party and the Greens in Mexico picking up nearly 40% of the vote in the recent elections.
*  Satire: Aussies Celebrate Centenary by Leaving Country
Prime Minister John Howard has defended his government's decision not to involve Australia in the centenary federation celebrations.
*  Review: A Building Sings of Lives Lived in Music
Mysterious shadows flicker in the windows of the Parramatta Town Hall. Strains of trumpet and sarod float outside. It's all part of the urban Theatre Project's latest work, 'The Palais'.

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»  Tool Shed

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