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  Issue No 63 Official Organ of LaborNet 21 July 2000  

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Maxine's Tool Time


Dear Sirs,

Judging by your analysis of Maxine McKew, you rate journalists by what they conceal rather than what they reveal, and by how they serve politicians rather than how they serve the public.

How very interesting.

Yours, Tim Blair


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In this issue
Features
*  Interview: Paul Keating's Big Picture
The former Prime Minister is still painting on a broad canvass. He talks to Workers Online about the new economy, fair trade and political chi.
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*  Unions: War in the West
Only six months after signing individual staff contracts, the gloss has worn off for some of BHP's Pilbara iron ore workers.
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*  Environment: Farmers Fudge DNA Dangers
Farmers have missed the chance to have a meaningful debate into the use of genetically modified crops.
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*  International: 'Dot Union' Proposal on the Table
ICANN, the global governing body of Internet domains, has released the following expression of interest in proposing a top-level domain for trade unions
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*  Economics: Edge of the Abyss
Political economist Frank Stilwell argues that a constellation of events gives good reason to be worried about the Australian economy.
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*  History: Taming the Tigers
Prominent labour historian, Dr Ming Chan, is visiting Australia to report on how workers are faring in the new Hong Kong.
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*  Review: Music is Crap
It's already the second half of the first year in the new millenium. Who would have ever predicted a crisis in the popular music industry when we are at such an advanced stage ?
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*  Satire: Last Kosovars Found Behind Couch
State Emergency Services personnel were called to a house in Brighton this morning, where the last five remaining Kosovar refugees have been found wedged behind a couch.
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News
»  Unions Lead Ethical Investment Push
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»  Surfing Good for Productivity - Management Experts
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»  Third World Conditions For Rural Workers
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»  Downer's Fiji Muddle Deepens
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»  Hotel Worker Survey Questions Olympics Preparation
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»  BHP Holds Gun to Kembla's Head
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»  A Burning Issue as Joy Campaign Goes National
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»  Garbos Forced to Ditch Early Start
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»  Telstra - Making it Sleazier For You
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»  Inquiry Blows Lid on Long Distance Trucking
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»  Cab Company Highlights Labor Hire Quandry
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»  What Olympics Jobs? Asks the AWU
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»  Republican Elections Called for August
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»  STOP PRESS: Landmark Legal Ruling on Asbestos
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Columns
»  The Soapbox
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»  Sport
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»  Trades Hall
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»  Tool Shed
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Letters to the editor
»  Fair Go on Fair Trade
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»  Fair Trade a Protectionist Smokescreen
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»  Maxine's Tool Time
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»  Telstra Rats
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»  Man in a Handmade Suit
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»  The Ideological Sound
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