|Issue No 83||09 February 2001|
Action as Australia Considers WTO Ties
By Pat Ranald
A rallied is planned to coincide with The Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia's relationship with the World Trade Organisation in Sydney on 12 February.
Unions, churches and other community organisations will be presenting their submissions at the Inquiry.
The rally is in support of fair international trade rules to ensure access to trade for all and to prevent domination by the most powerful corporations and governments. Current WTO rules do not meet these objectives.
A public rally and media interviews to publicise the points in our submissions will be held outside Parliament House, Macquarie St at 1pm . Come with your organisation's banner.
Speakers will include John Maitland, National Secretary of the CFMEU, The Rev Ann Wansbrough,, Uniting Church Minister, Dr Patricia Ranald , Fair Trade Network and Ryan Heath, NSW President of the National Union of Students.
Interview: Dispatch from Davos
ACTU President Shahran Burrow reports back on the trade union movement’s presence at last week’s meeting of the heavyweights of global capital.
Unions: After the Gold Rush
Recent mass sackings at high-profile e-businesses are beginning to expose the flimsiness of the ‘jobs for all’ predictions made on behalf of the sector.
Economics: The Other Davos
While the world’s business leaders met in Davos, a very different gathering was taking place in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Pat Ranald was there.
Politics: While We Were Snoozing
As we lay in our banana chair through summer the political world kept turning with a new man in the White House. Here’s what we missed while we were off the air.
History: Federation Day, 1901
One hundred years after Australia became a nation, Ralph Sawyer relives the original Federation Day through the eyes of Billy Hughes.
International: Burma: The Struggle Continues
As the internatinal community moves to bring Burma to account, APHEDA - Union Aid Abroad is working on the ground.
Review: Inside the Journopolis
In his new book, Rob Johnson brings the infamous Cash for Comment Affair to life.
Satire: Families Demand Longer Work Hours
A new report confirms the long held suspicion that employees who reduce their workload to spend more time with their spouse and children just end up annoying their families even more.
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