Archive | August, 2012
Save weekends

Save weekends

Weekends are special. That’s why for the past 60 years if workers have had to work on a weekend and miss out on time with family or friends, they’ve been compensated with penalty rates. But now some employers are trying to argue that working on a Saturday and Sunday should be no different to any […]

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Aboriginal voters decide NT election result

Aboriginal voters decide NT election result

Before the election I said Labor would win as it was not on the nose. I admit I had no idea of the ‘bush’ aboriginal vote and was talking about Darwin seats, where I was correct in that Labor held them. I now hear from Labor campaigners that they had been warning Chief Minister Henderson […]

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Human Rights

CIA, Kerr, Barwick and 1975

CIA, Kerr, Barwick and 1975 by Humphrey McQueen A revival of interest in the dismissal of the Whitlam government on 11 November 1975 is focusing on who advised the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The role of the Chief Justice of the High Court, Sir Garfield Barwick, has been known almost from the start. Knowledge of […]

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Against Grocon

Against Grocon

I reproduce some reports in support of the CFMEU. I rarely read the capitalist press, except for a few days recently. I was aghast at the massive lies against the CFMEU and pro-Daniel Grollo and his inherited $800 million Grocon in the Australian and the Australian Financial Review. CFMEU: In case you have not read […]

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Chicago teachers to strike

Chicago teachers to strike

This is an important fight back by teachers in Chicago. http://labornotes.org/2012/08/chicago-teachers-say-theyll-strike-kids Follow the dispute on their website here http://www.ctunet.com/ Updated News september 10th here http://labornotes.org/2012/09/chicago-teachers-head-toward-strike-democrats-turn-their-union Background here: Chicago Teachers Draw a Line Lee Sustar Can the scrappy band of outsiders that now heads the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) lead the kind of high-stakes fight that […]

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Cuts to the Public Sector

Cuts to the Public Sector

Please circulate this website on the impact of government cuts to the public sector by the CPSU. http://cutshurt.com.au/cuts-hurt-everyone

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CFMEU on Rinehart

CFMEU on Rinehart

In case you missed Tony Maher CFMEU talking on Rinehart http://www.cfmeu.com.au/rinehart-should-spend-less-time-ranting-more-time-sharing and my earlier post here by McQueen on Rinehart using foreign workers http://chriswhiteonline.org/2012/06/foreign-workers/ and this basic introduction video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kan_ntBnBWA&sns=fb For those who know me as a left-winger here is balance and a pro-Rinehart argument for her freedom to be a capitalist – believe it […]

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Stopping being Jewish

Stopping being Jewish

From Andy Alcock’s website I recently came upon this article by Ron Witton, which is partly an essay of his personal experience as a practising religious Jew and partly a book review of Shlomo Sand’s international bestselling book, The Invention of the Jewish People. Read what Ron says http://andyalcock.org/2012/08/

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Doku Rai

Doku Rai

Doku Rai premiered at the Darwin Festival.I can say this most powerful drama is a must be experienced theatre performance. All actors and performers are dynamic and to be congratulated with excellent directing and the drama of Thomas Wright the director intervening in the action debating with the actors. The following is from Time Out […]

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