Ford announces more job losses

Government and union response inadequate The Ford motor company in Australia will sack 350 workers before the end of the year. This equates to 15 per cent of Ford’s manufacturing workforce in Australia. In addition to these sackings a further 600 jobs will go when Ford closes its Geelong engine plant in 2010.

Scrap the ABCC!

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) was set up by John Howard in 2005 to supposedly ‘clean up’ the building industry. In reality its main function is to act as a secret police force that can curb union influence in the construction sector.

The Olympic Games and politics

On the eve of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing there is a lot of talk about China, politics and sport. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Chinese regime tell us that the Olympics are neutral and only about sport, not politics. But a look back in time tells us something different.