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  Issue No 78 Official Organ of LaborNet 17 November 2000  




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Fundraisers for Burma, Timor, EMILY's List

If you're after a good cause, there's no shortage of options in the next few weeks as the Silly Season gets a conscience.

Burma Action

Thursday night, November 23 at 7pm at the Gaelice club, Devonshire Street, Surry Hills.

Bands will be baBalu and B'Dussy, tickets $12 and $10. For tickets call 0411 337816.

Proudly sponsored by the CFMEU, PSA and Labor Council of NSW.

East Timor benefit night

Help Rebuild East Timor.

Music by Jackie Orszaczky + Tina Harrod

Starfish Club band

SunLounge featuring Rick Falkiner and Solange Olivera

Steven Brandon

Peter O'Doherty

Win a prized print from: Michael Amendolia (Network, David Dare Parker (Network), Peter Solness (Network), Paul Jones (Freelance), Andrew Meares (Fairfax), Jason South (Fairfax), Jack Picone (Network), Phil Quirk (Wildlight), Stephen Dupont (Freelance), Ben Bohane (Freelance) and HT Lee (Freelance).

Some prints are signed by Xanana Gusmao.

Raffles, food, bar, door prizes.

Bondi Pavilion, Sunday December 3, 7-11pm.

Supported by CFMEU and Waverley Council.

Sisters Turn Four

Meanwhile, tickets are still on sale EMILY's List 4th Birthday Celebration

Guest Speaker is Sharan Burrow, President of the ACTU, talking about Labor's success with women progressing into decision-making positions viz

- 50% of ACTU executive are female

- EMILY's List have helped 38 women to be elected into parliament around Australia

- EMILY's List contributed $250,000 to Labor women's campaigns and provided mentoring, training, media support and strategic campaign to candidates.

She will also be lending he support for EMILY's List to help NSW Labor achieve its quota of 35% women in parliament.

As E.G. Whitlam said: "A party that does not have women as equal partners is not a party."

So there is a lot to celebrate at this event and we need to raise funds for next year's elections. Networking, food and wine will be excellent!

Thursday 23 November 2000

Guest Speaker


President of the ACTU

Venue: All Seasons Premier, Menzies Hotel

14 Carrington Street, Sydney, (above Wynyard Railway Station). Drinks & Finger Food 6pm-8pm "Melbourne Room" Cost: $45 concession available. Hotel parking at evening rates

RSVP by 20 November 2000 to Melanie Stewart

Phone: 9230 2970

Fax: 9230 3043

Email: [email protected]


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*   Issue 78 contents

In this issue
*  Interview: Doubly Blessed
With that unforgettable name, Grace Grace is making her mark as the first female secretary of the Queensland trade union movement.
*  Unions: On The Line
Trade unions this week entered a landmark partnership with the call centre industry to improve the quality jobs in this growing sector.
*  History: Conspiracy or Class? The Whitlam Sacking
Never trust a man who wears a top hat and tails in Australia, in Summer. Neale Towart considers this and other evidence of conspiracy in the great shonky dismissal.
*  Legal: Return Of The Lock-out
Marian Baird reports on the increasing tendency of aggressive employers to use lock-outs to reduce wages and conditions and promote individual agreements.
*  Activists: Waterfront Hero Bows Out
John Coombs, the man the government compared to Ned Kelly - villain to the bosses, the big land owners and conservatives, folk hero to working Australians - bows out of the union movement next month.
*  International: Morocco Stonewalls In Western Sahara
Morocco has new king but its old game plan of defying world opinion over its occupation of the Western Sahara continues.
*  Review: The Identity-Shifting Pragmatist
If New Zealand should have an Australian as its first Labour Prime Minister, then it is only fitting that Australia should have as its first a man who spent much of his formative years across the ditch.
*  Satire: Hackers Infect Microsoft Computers With Mysterious Windows Virus
SEATTLE, Thursday: Shame-faced workers at Microsoft admitted today that hackers had succeeded in penetrating their network's defences and had installed a sophisticated virus on the Apple Macintosh machines used across the software giant's operations.

»  STOP PRESS: Global First - ILO Sanctions Against Burma
»  Big Bosses Bloat While Working Poor Grows
»  Union Puts Heat on Bastard Bank
»  Reith Fiddles As Workers Diddled In Shelf Company Scam
»  Call Centre Group Sets New Standard
»  Bag The Building Union Back In Vogue
»  Reith Uses the Back Door
»  Big Australian Blamed As Ships of Shame Toll Rises
»  Public Education Bus Donated to East Timor
»  Vic Opposition Blocks Fair IR Laws
»  More Reasons to Abolish the Employment Advocate
»  Coca-Cola Hit by Racism Claims
»  Souths or Bust!
»  Fundraisers for Burma, Timor, EMILY's List

»  The Soapbox
»  Sport
»  Trades Hall
»  Tool Shed

Letters to the editor
»  Heaps of US Presidential Feedback
»  George W's Words of Wisdom
»  Cancer of the Soul
»  Explaining to to the Gott - Slowly
»  Desperately Seeking George Scurry

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