|Issue No 93||27 April 2001|
Commitment to Schizophrenia Research
Health Minister Craig Knowles this week committed $1 million per annum to research into shcizophrenia following a trade union campaign to raise awareness about the issue.
Knowles announced the funding - to the NeuroScience Institute of Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders (NISAD) at a dinner co-hosted by the Labor Council and Employers First.
In announcing the funding, Knowles recognized the ongoing work of trade union stalwart Don McDonlad in raising awareness of the illness.
McDonald has been taking the message out to building sites, asking workers to dedicate a small proportion of their weekly pay-packet to research.
At the dinner, Michael Costa also reveled how the illness had touched his family personal. His sister is a schizophrenic who is being cared by his aging parents.
Costa said that, a part form research, more attention needed to be given to the plight of carers.
The dinner, organized by Labor Council's safety watchdog Mary Yaager, also heard from Alan Jones, who commended unions and employers for putting aside their political differences and working together.
Corporate: The Jobs Myth
Access Economics' Chris Richardson debunks employer claims that increased workers compensation premiums have a dramatic impact on jobs.
Interview: The Workers’ Voice
When trade union stalwart Ian West took a seat in the NSW Upper House he was determined to be more than a bench-warmer. Then the Workers Comp legislation hit.
Unions: Postcard from the Pilbara
In the face of unprecedented pressure, BHP workers in the Pilbara are standing together and refusing to sign individual cotnracts.
Economics: Currency Unification: Dollarize or Die?
Dick Bryan asks what happens to an economy when it gives up its domestic currency.
History: Instant History
In his address to the Australian Labour History Conference, the SMH's Brad Norington asks whether there is still time for history.
International: The End of an Era?
The post-Cold War era is over. Something different is developing to take its place. John Passant writes.
Media: The Battle for Aunty
The CPSU's Graeme Thompson ouitlines the campaign to save the ABC and this week's emergency share-holders' meeting.
Review: Share-Holder Nation
A legacy of government-backed privatisations, demutualisations and stockmarket hype over the past decade is the creation of a nation of shareholders.
Satire: SOS: Save the Investment Banker!
Spare a thought for those less fortunate With redundancies at investment banks around the globe looming, now is the time for us to show the world just how much we care. It's just not right.
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