|Issue No 99||15 June 2001|
Blair's Britain - An Insider Speaks
The Fabian Socialists are regrouping for a discussion on UK politics in the wake of the Blair Government's re-election.
Place: The Function Room, Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road.
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 26. 6pm for 6.30 pm
Charge: $10 for drinks and finger food. ($6 unwaged)
To assist catering please advise attendance. mailto:[email protected] or phone 9371 4136 by June 22.
Chair : Tom Morton (ABC's Background Briefing )
The talk will be followed by questions from the floor and a response from Frank Stilwell, Associate Professor of Political Economy, University of Sydney.
Michael Jacobs is the secretary of the British Fabian Society and a prominent New Labour identity. Following the British elections he will be in Australia to meet with Labor frontbenchers to discuss policy direction.
About the Forum
As Blair wins another election the Australian Fabian Society has arranged this Forum to ask what is the secret of New Labour's success and where to now?
Michael Jacobs discusses the state of British Labour and the Left in the UK - both philosophy and policy. What is "New Labour"? Does the Third Way exist and if so where did it go? What does Blair mean when he says his second term will be more 'radical' than the first? (This doesn't equal more left wing!) What will be the big debates on the left of centre in the UK over the coming years? What are the lessons for the ALP as it approaches a Federal election?
Interview: In Defence of the Umpire
Australian Industry Group chief Bob Herbert on why the Industrial Relations Commission is worth fighting for.
Unions: Diary of a Dude
One.Tel worker Warren Manners thought he had a dream job and no need for a union. That was until the money ran out.
Legal: Dot.Com Casualties
The high profile collapse of One.Tel had significant implications for its employees. But what about its contractors?
Industrial: The Shopfloor, United
Chris Christodoulou argues that without an active union membership, workplace democracy is just a pipe dream.
International: A Saharawi Woman's Plea
Sydney unionist Stephanie Brennan travelled to Africa to witness first-hand the struggle for independence in West Sahara.
History: Once Were Tuckpointers
Trawling through the files, Paul Howes stumbles upon some unions that represented workers long departed.
Politics: Out Of The Comfort Zone
In his new book, Brett Evans argues that while Labor is honing its reform agenda, it is still struggling to reform itself.
Satire: World Domination
The US has threatened not to pay the UN the money it doesn’t pay anyway.
Review: Wiped Out
Bread and Roses is a new movie about the struggle of invisible office cleaners to gain dignity and respect at work. Pity you won’t see it here.
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