|Issue No 86||02 March 2001|
Letters to the Editor
Banks: Time for Pay Back
I am becoming a wee bit angry with the banks and their ability to tax our earnings through a plethora or charges and fees. I seems not that long ago that banks were ever so keen to attract our monies,but since the advent of direct funds transfers of our wages,branches have been replaced by instant teller machines and our wages have been reduced by bank invent a charges.
I advocate a union campaign to bring back the paypack.Let our employers pay the fees and finacial institution duties,and give us control of our wages.The spin off might also mean the reopening of closed branches and creation of more jobs in the banking sector. SO LETS BRING BACK THE PAYPACK.
Interview: Master of Opposition
Over the past five years, John Faulkner has turned the Senates Estimates structure into his own House of Pain. He explains the art of Opposition.
Politics: Beazley the Bridge Builder?
As the Howard Government flounders, Brett Evans looks at the challenges Kim Beazley faces as his hour of destiny approaches.
Unions: Lashing & Loathing at Patricks
Three years since one of the Howard Government’s most infamous episodes, the Waterfront War, Zoe Reynolds discovers how casuals are now doing the doing the dirty work on the docks.
Legal: Workers Without Rights
Mark Morey outlines the legal status and (lack of) rights for foreigners in Australia on working visas.
International: Dispatch from the Dispossessed
Mahendra Chaudhry, Leader of the People's Coalition and the Fiji Labour Party comments on this week’s court decision.
Economics: Business Power and Mobility
The US election season makes it patently clear how Big Business is able to transform its financial resources into political power via campaigncontributions.
History: The Spoilers and the Split
The Movement, Groupers, the DLP and The Doc. All have been blamed in various ways for the ALP split in the 1950s, ensuring the ALP was kept out of federal government until 1972. Can One Nation return the favour?
Review: The New Hard Politics
Dennis Glover argues that policy has taken over from spin as the political battleground of the new century.
Satire: Bradman Latest: Family In Dramatic Court Action
The family of the late Sir Donald Bradman yesterday sought a restraining order against Prime Minister John Howard after it became apparent that he wants to be involved in every single detail of the The Don's funeral.
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