The issue of asylum seekers has again made its way onto the political agenda with several boats being intercepted in Australian waters during April. Several other groups of asylum seekers, who were planning to come to Australia, were also reportedly prevented from leaving Indonesia. Advertisements
While exposing the greed and corruption of corporate Australia, the labour movement also needs to wage a serious campaign to defend jobs. We can not just stand by and let the bosses drive down our living conditions and devastate our lives. We must fight to defend every job. Anything less is accepting that it should […]
In early March UNITE launched a new attack on convenience store chain 7-Eleven. This was prompted by Geelong store owner, Eddie Chan, telling workers that if they wanted security guards present on Saturday nights they would have to pay for it out of their own wages!
The Labor Party was returned to office in the Queensland state election held in March. Despite her poor handling of the recent oil spill of the coast, the election saw Labor leader Anna Bligh become the first female Premier elected in her own right.