The Left on Labour Day 2011

Labour Day, Brisbane, 2011 Socialist groups missed an opportunity this Labour Day. There has been a shift inside the Labour movement and the Left has not recognised it fully nor have they responded to it. Observe the Labour Day march in Brisbane this year. For the first time not a single Labor party politician up … Continue reading The Left on Labour Day 2011

Brisbane Labour Day Celebrations 2011

The Qld Council of Unions Labour Day Committee have organised a March and Celebration to be held on Monday 2 May, 2011. 10:00am March Commences from the Cnr of Wharf & Turbot Sts, please check with your union for details of your assembly area. 12:00pm Family Fun Day at the RNA Showgrounds, Oval 2. For … Continue reading Brisbane Labour Day Celebrations 2011

Hard Times for economic refugees

As people are already aware, the main focus of the 2007 election campaign is interest rates on housing mortgages. This is underlined by the number of times the shadow treasurer, Wayne Swan, mentioned interest rates in the debate with Treasurer Costello on 30 October 2007. Video: Port Hedland Refugee Detention Centre, 2001 Unfortunately it is … Continue reading Hard Times for economic refugees

Your Rights at Work

The slogan “Your Rights at Work” is now part of Australia’s popular culture. For example, trainers who run onto the field during 2007 National Rugby League finals wear “Your Rights at Work” T-shirts, their slogan viewed by millions. BushTelegraph published the ALP’s industrial relations policy when it was released in May 2007. In the lead … Continue reading Your Rights at Work

Support the Palm Island community in their bid to run the Palm Island store.

Please sign the open letter, in the following link, to the Qld. government in support of the Palm Island Community Store Aboriginal Corporation's bid to manage the Palm Island store instead of government appointees. Please  distribute the link through your networks.   The Palm Island store is currently owned by the Queensland Government.  It charges inflated … Continue reading Support the Palm Island community in their bid to run the Palm Island store.

No Action on Worker Suicides at Telstra

'Tonight (18 June 2007) on Four Corners, in an economy demanding constant change in the workplace, the anger and distress of those who have experienced the cultural shift taking place in one of our biggest and most powerful companies — Telstra.' — Tough Calls telecast on the ABCs 4 Corners program, 18 June 2007. I … Continue reading No Action on Worker Suicides at Telstra

The 1967 referendum: ‘Give Aboriginals Citizenship Rights!’

The Aboriginal community and all supporters of justice are invited to.... Dawn Service When: Sat May 26, 6:45am Where: Sorry Park, Cnr Hill End Tce & Forbes St, West End Marking the 40th anniversary of the victory of the 1967 referendum Photo from the 1966 May Day march in Queen Street Brisbane The referendum came … Continue reading The 1967 referendum: ‘Give Aboriginals Citizenship Rights!’

“He can’t work, he is useless”

The QUT HR spin doctors put out propaganda with slogans like "Real people, Real service" when this institution is about "Real Money and Real Business". But what about the workers, teachers and students at Universities? How many times have you heard management say that one of their staff (admin worker or teacher) are useless? Even … Continue reading “He can’t work, he is useless”