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Crunch Time Conference

Crunch Time Conference

Crunch Time A Sydney conference with speakers from Australia’s leading progressive think tanks. At the halfway mark of the Rudd Government’s first term, and a year on from the 2020 Summit, this conference considers the principles and values that should guide progressive policy making into the 21 st century. For the past three decades governments […]

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Not much for the unemployed

Not much from Rudd for those losing jobs or coming onto the job market as unemployment is set to soar. Professor Bill Mitchell discussed the crucial question: What does the $42 billion do for the unemployed who will be worst hit by the current downturn? The answer is: not much. Bill Mitchell on ABC radio […]

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Labour rights and the global crisis

Re-nationalising Communication

A new blog by Tristan Ewins Left Focus including paper on world economic crisis and Australia: The Case For Re-nationalising Communication January 30, 2009 Even now it does not seem so long ago that a genuine “mixed” economic model prevailed across nations the world wide. In the wake of Depression and World War II, the […]

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Fair Work Bill

FWB has to be changed to meet GFC

The disastrous impact on workers in this global capitalist financial crisis requires changes to the Fair Work Bill now before the Senate to better protect workers’ rights. The government did not know about or develop this proposed labour law, the Fair Work Bill (FWB) as a response to this most severe global capitalist financial crisis […]

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Gaza! Gaza!

Gaza! Gaza!

I am in freezing London, but the mass rallies on Gaza are big! “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Bishop Desmond Tutu Some information and activities. 1. The following is full text interview with lecturer, author and renowned Palestine-Israel scholar Gary Norman Finkelstein in New […]

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USA: Israel attack on Gaza

The Israeli’s step up their genocide of the Palestinians. I condemn this brutality. In the US… http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/315.html

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Making the World's Poor Pay

Making the World’s Poor Pay

Making the World’s Poor Pay:The Economic Crisis and the Global South by Adam Hanieh The current global economic crisis has all the earmarks of an epoch-defining event. Mainstream economists — not usually known for their exaggerated language — now openly employ phrases like ‘systemic meltdown’ and ‘peering into the abyss.’ On October 29, for example, […]

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Education campaign for our future

From the Australian Education Union. In Australia the federal government shares responsibility with state and territory governments for funding schools. Money is provided for both the ongoing operations of schools and for the capital works (new buildings and equipment) that schools need. Unfortunately at a federal government level there has been a dramatic decrease in […]

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Repressive IR laws against building and construction workers have to go now

I have read many legal cases where the conduct of Howard’s industrial policeforce the the ABCC is in question. The latest on friday is the acting chief justice of the Federal Court Justice Jeffery Spencer accusing the ABCC of bias in pursuing an unfounded coercion case against the plumbing union and its leader while ignoring […]

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