|Issue No 92||20 April 2001|
Letters to the Editor
Vote One: Tony Abbott
MR TONY ABBOTT
He is supposed to be the Minister (what a joke!!!) for Industrial Relations and all he is, is a stooge for the left overs from Reith's havoc. When asked on Sunday Program today, what he knew about the O'Connor Meat Packer saga he side stepped (as ususal) the issues that Reith had obviously been involved in upto his neck and then suddenly moved to Defence.
Mr Abbott is just a stooge for Howard and Reith and he does it so well.
He was a trumped up Parliamentary Secretary for DEETYA two years ago and now he is a so called "Minister" (no longer a trainee priest) who's stock standard answer is to dump on the labor party which will hopefully cost them the election as people want answers not post mortems of previous governments. Otherwise we would be continually bringing up Howard's 17% interest rates when he was a so called Treasurer in the Fraser government.
Mr Abbott (part of the dynamic duo Abbott and Costello) is a real winner of the Tool and should be placed in the shed along with his monachist book for ever!!!!!
`A light has gone out in our lives with the removal of a vital spirit'
Interview: Beyond the Accord
Simon Crean cut his teeth in the trade union movement, now he's gearing up to run the economy.
Politics: In Defence of Della’s List
The proposition that trade unions should ask members of the ALP for a commitment that they uphold Party policy should hardly be controversial.
Corporate: The Real Rorters
The unspoken sore of the WorkCover Scheme is non-compliance by employers. None more so that in the construction industry, as this CFMEU paper details.
Legal: In the Real World
Lawyer Ross Goodridge exposes the defficincies in the new medical assessment guidelines for workers compensation by looking at real case studies.
International: The Docklands and Global Labour
Ma Wei Pin and Jasper Goss recount how the struggle of a group of Indonesian hotel workers effected a lucrative Melbourne contract.
History: Sweatshops in America
Since the dawning of the Industrial Revolution, many generations of Americans have toiled in sweatshops.
Unions: Losers Never Start
At the end of her six week vigil, Grenadier delegate Michelle Booth gave her heartfelt thanks to the trade union movement.
Review: Working Classes: Global Realities
The Socialist Register 2001 looks at class realities and the lives of workers in the new century.
Satire: Democrats Change Leader
The Democrats have a new leader after belatedly discovering that Meg Lees had become the second Democrats leader in a row to defect to another party.
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