Just a week after becoming PM Julia Gillard announced a complete back down on the Resources Super Profits Tax (RSPT). Billions of dollars of concessions were made to the three big mining companies; BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xstrata. Delighted with the windfall, the mining giants decided to call off their $100 million anti-government advertising […]
Workers from the Kennon Auto factory in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Preston went on strike in early July. After being denied a pay rise for more than 3 years these low paid workers decided to stop work and set up a picket line outside the plant.