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Labor’s Education Counter-Revolution

LABOR’S EDUCATION COUNTER-REVOLUTION by Rob Durbridge, AEU Federal Industrial Officer State and Territory Labor governments are “pattern bargaining” against the AEU and its associated state unions to remove education quality guarantees from industrial agreements. Howard’s Workchoices proscribed staffing guarantees as unlawful; Minister Gillard recently announced that the new IR laws will proscribe matters which don’t […]

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ACTU Your Rights at Work

Paid Maternity Leave – Put it in 2009’s Federal Budget

Right now the Rudd Government is looking to drop paid maternity leave from 2009’s federal budget. Opinion polls, talk back radio and letters to editor clearly show time after time that Australians support government-funded paid maternity leave. From the YRAW campaign. The DPM’s own experts, the Productivity Commission, has said that government-funded paid maternity leave […]

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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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A pensioner replies

The ALP’s ditching of social equality has come back to bite it on the stimulus package. On 8 December, single pensioners will find $1400 in our bank accounts. A survey has shown that 40% of recipients are planning not to spend the grant. Instead, we will protect ourselves against the crisis in capital accumulation turning […]

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right to strike on the environment

Australia destroys its own Stonehenge

Australia destroys its own Stonehenge: First images showing full impact of Woodside’s new LNG plant in the heart of the Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia. http://www.standupfortheburrup.com/1.jpg Friends of Australian Rock Art is today releasing recent aerial photographs which show for the first time the full extent of Woodside’s destruction of a globally significant rock art area […]

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Safe Work Australia?

Safe Work Australia?

Safe Work Australia – Joint Greens, Coalition & Xenophon statement The Deputy Prime Minister is walking away from safety consultation at the highest level by refusing to incorporate the Senate amendments in the Safe Work Australia Bill. An unlikely alliance of the Greens, the Independents and the Coalition says that Julia Gillard is turning her […]

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YRAW rally Canberra against Howard's WorkChoices

Nothing if you are made redundant

An ALP government insisting there be no redundancy entitlements for millions of working families! This is another outrage. The Rudd government’s vigorous hard-line to keep WorkChoices to appease employer interests is denying any redundancy pay to workers who work for businesses under 15. With this severe capitalist financial crisis, these are the precarious workers already […]

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Stop proposed uranium sales to Russia

Stop proposed uranium sales to Russia

At this time, Australia can be careful and not sell uranium to Russia – a country that fails to comply with their nuclear disarmament obligations under the Non Proliferation Treaty and has the world’s largest arsenal of nuclear weapons. On September 18, parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties gave arguments on their merits for the […]

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Get Up in Canberra for the environment

Get Up in Canberra for the environment

Momentum is building for real government and civil society action to address the world’s serious environmental crisis. One such organisation is Get-Up. This Sunday morning, in Canberra’s fine spring weather, Get Up orange clad activists and their children gathered to welcome the environmental climate torch relay, and with songs, and speeches. Bob Brown was in […]

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