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The Future of Trade Unions in Australia

The Future of Trade Unions in Australia 2017 Ken McAlpine, National Tertiary Education Union, kmcalpine@nteu.org.au Sarah Roberts , National Tertiary Education Union, sroberts@nteu.org.au Abstract The Australian union movement has been in decline for several decades. The social and economic factors which have led to the decline are briefly examined. Unions have spent many years developing […]

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Support more funding for dementia

Dementia campaign for increased funding 15 February 2017 ABC radio report http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-15/alzheimers-australia-calls-for-national-dementia-strategy/8270698 ‘A person diagnosed with dementia has no chance’: disease a growing cost for families and society Miki Perkins http://www.theage.com.au/national/a-person-diagnosed-with-dementia-has-no-chance-disease-a-growing-cost-for-families-and-society-20170214-guclzx.html Serious and urgent collective action is needed now, to combat or mitigate the impacts of dementia not only within Australia, but globally. • Tackles […]

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Women’s marches against Trump

I post articles on the Women’s marches against Trump.Earlier http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/11/on-trumpism/ “When women’s rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back,” a crowd of 6000 people chanted as they marched through Melbourne’s CBD as part of the global Women’s March movement on Saturday. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/about-6000-join-melbourne-womens-march-as-global-movement-protests-trump-inauguration-20170121-gtw3qz.html Thousands in Sydney https://www.facebook.com/sydneymorningherald/videos/10155117992876264/?pnref=story US Veteran: There are […]

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26 January – or thereabouts

26 January – or thereabouts Australia Day debate by Historian Humphrey McQueen Vox Pop illustrates that the most enthusiastic celebrants of Australia Day do not always know what happened on 26 January 1788 in Sydney Cove. Some think their holiday has to do with Captain Cook who had sailed past Sydney Harbour eighteen years earlier. […]

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John Berger on ways of seeing

1. Essential re-viewing: John Berger’s WAYS OF SEEING 1972 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pDE4VX_9Kk One of the most influential UK TV art programmes ever made. In the first programme, Berger examines the impact of photography on our appreciation of art from the past. Other sessions follow no 1. No 3 on oil painting http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=John+Berger+Ways+of+Seeing&&view=detail&mid=FFC18055548D59702C0FFFC18055548D59702C0F&rvsmid=B1B17E7A3FFECCA40557B1B17E7A3FFECCA40557&fsscr=0&FORM=VDFSRV Ways of Seeing, his book […]

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Timor Leste: first step on oil/gas sovereignty

TL sovereign rights is a key 2017 political campaign against Turnbull and Bishop to concede. I post recent stories on “Spying fallout: East Timor to tear up oil and gas treaty with Australia” http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/spying-fallout-east-timor-to-tear-up-oil-and-gas-treaty-with-australia-20170109-gto1aj.html Update:26 January TL drops spy case for negotiations http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/east-timor-dumps-spying-case-against-australia-for-good-faith-oil-gas-boundary-talks-20170124-gtxiva.html I urge that Alexander Downer, then LNP Foreign Minister, has to be […]

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RAFFWU

RAFFWU – the new Retail and Fast Food Workers Union. If you know of workers in the industry ask them to join. http://www.raffwu.org.au Update 28 January: Relevant speech by new President explaining why a new union https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/building-new-union-retail-and-fast-food-workers-union For many years while I was at the UTLC of SA, I worked with the right-wing SDA SA […]

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Tarragon st Mile End-auction 28th January 2017

Update: Open http://harrisrealestate.com.au/6065413/53-Tarragon-Street-Mile-End A Pink Trumpet tree – tabebuia. Let the fun begin in a 1913-built sandstone villa with all the potential in the world… Set on a prized 836sqm (approx.) block, just five minutes’ drive from West Terrace, and 10 minutes to West Beach. How much value you add to this double-fronted sandstone home […]

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War with China

Debate: Armed neutrality for Australia as Trump ramps up war with China. Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) Building a People’s Movement for Peace and Independence. See my earlier protests at Pine Gap http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/10/pine-gap-the-poisoned-heart-of-australia/ Update:Paul Keating https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/13/paul-keating-castigates-rex-tillerson-over-comments-on-china?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+AUS+v1+-+AUS+morning+mail+callout&utm_term=208395&subid=11929904&CMP=ema_632 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/13/australia-needs-a-new-foreign-policy-tillersons-remarks-on-china-make-it-urgent?CMP=share_btn_tw Australia must develop ‘independent foreign policy’ in wake of Trump win – Labor https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/nov/15/australia-must-develop-independent-foreign-policy-in-wake-of-trump-win-labor-wong?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Facebook Penny Wong urges […]

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